Travellers planning a trip to Vietnam can visit many tourist attractions such as the famous Japanese Covered Bridge which is also known as Cau Chua Pagoda. Located in Hoi An, the bridge was built in the 17th century and was officially declared as the symbol of Hoi An.
The bridge that is an amazing example of the Japanese architecture at that time was constructed to strengthen the bond between the Chinese and the Japanese communities. It contains a roof that provides shelter from the sun and the rain. Although the bridge was reconstructed many times the original arch shape was restored during renovation in 1986. Those visiting the region could consider a stay at a Hoi An hotel such as Anantara Hoi An Resort that lies in close vicinity of the bridge.
At the end of the bridge two sculptures of a dog and a monkey could be found. It is believed that the sculptures were built to symbolize the years Japanese Emperors were born. A temple of God Tran Vo Bac De, the God of weather can be found inside the Japanese Covered Bridge. It is also believed that the religious purpose behind building the temple was to subdue a dragon monster named mamazu.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+