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The Japanese Covered Bridge is one of the city's main attractions. The original name of the bridge in Vietnamese is Lai Vien Kieu, which means Japanese pagoda. According to sources, this bridge is now in the possession of the Japanese diaspora Hoi Ana.
The bridge was built in the 17th century, but the name of the builder is still not known for certain. Nowadays, this magnificent structure is an excellent example of Japanese architecture.
At both ends of the bridge, sculptures of a dog and a monkey were installed. In Japanese culture, these two images are considered sacred, since according to the eastern horoscope, most emperors were born in the year of the Dog or the Monkey. The annals also indicate that the construction of the bridge began in the year of the dog, and ended in the year of the monkey.
Here on the bridge is the temple of the god pagoda – Tran Vo Bak De. Locals believe that Tran Vo Bak De manages changes in natural disasters and weather, so sailors are his main admirers.
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Topic: Japanese Covered Bridge in Vietnam, Hoi An Resort (Hoi An).