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Address: Tran Phu Street | At the West end of Tran Phu St., Hoi An, Vietnam
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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A local favorite, construction on this covered bridge began in the Year of...

A local favorite, construction on this covered bridge began in the Year of the Monkey (1593) and was finished in the Year of the Dog (1595), hence the monkey and dog sculptures at either end.

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A look back into history

A very old bridge built by Japanese traders a few centuries ago. On 1 side of the entrance there is a monkey deity guarding and on the other side there is a dog deity. You can... read more

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice historic bridge but very busy difficult to take photos don't pay entrance to old town there is access up the many side streets

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very old bridge built by Japanese traders a few centuries ago. On 1 side of the entrance there is a monkey deity guarding and on the other side there is a dog deity. You can offer prayers in the prayer hall located in the centre of the bridge

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Minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the cultural attraction in Old Town. You need a ticket to walk across but you are supposed to have a ticket to enter Old Town. Go early to avoid the crowds. Grat shopping on both sides.

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The bridge is a favorite of bridal couples being photographed. Was able to get many good shots as well particularly as the sun went down and floating candles came out. Historic, beautiful, romantic.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice to look at and walk over - no point paying the ticket (but you can get round it down side streets). Takes 5 mins to visit and is touristy but a nice thing to see in Hoi An.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a very very old historic bridge with importance to this culture .... & yet there are thousands of tourists walking over it, touching it, walking bikes through it.... etc., At times it's manic & you couldn't get a photo 'just of the history' without large groups of Chinese or Hong Kong tourists in the back ground... It should be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Of course it is "just a bridge", but think of the millions of people who crossed it in the last hundred years. In order to appreciate it, just go at night. Nobody will ask you for a ticket as nobody is there to stop you. You will have the bridge to yourself and the time to appreciate it. You also... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't know what the fuss is over this bridge, only that the bridge is ancient and holds some history. Avoid going into the temple as there is nothing much to see. Since your ticket only allows you to enter 5 attractions avoid the temple. There are better attractions available. You can cross the bridge for free to another part of... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Japanese build this place with not purpose of crossing the river but also to pray their God! That wis nice place to visit but my advice that you should come here in early morning or late night to avoid the tourist

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not sure the poor structure could take the weight of all the tourists scrambling to stand on it an pout and throw up the ritual (v) for victory. The water underneath was stagnant and stunk. You have to pay to cross the bridge I love my culture and history, but this bridge did nothing for me, best advice, go see... More 

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