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Chua Cau in Hoi An - Da Nang - Viet Nam

Existing for over four centuries, Chua Cau (the Pagoda Bridge) is one of the most iconic attractions in the ancient town of Hoi An.
Chua Cau is considered the “heart” of the ancient town of Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam. It is a beautiful historical piece, featuring the cultural and architectural exchange between Vietnam and Japan. It was built near the Hoai River in the 17th century with donations from Japanese merchants. Therefore, Chua Cau is also called “The Japanese Bridge”.

The bridge has special architecture with a wooden pagoda roofed with yin-yang tiles on one side. At the main entrance of Chua Cau, there is a large plate embossed with three Chinese letters; “Lai Yuan Qiao”, meaning “The Welcoming Bridge”. This name was chosen by Lord Nguyen Phuc Chu during his visit to Hoi An in 1719.


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  • Copyright: duc hong (hongduc) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 110] (241)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2017-06-19
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2018-01-07 5:37
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