Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai Cẩm Phô Tp. Hội An
Located in the heart of Hoi An Old Quarter, the Bridge Pagoda in Hoi An (pagoda on the bridge) is a perfect place for you to have a walk. It’s a bridge that connects the 2 major streets of Hoi An Old Quarter: Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Tran Phu Street, looking over the peaceful Thu Bon River. Tracing back to many years ago, Bridge pagoda was built with an intention of being as a samurai sword to deter the monster Mamazu, which has its head in India, its tail in Japan and its back in Vietnam, from causing earthquakes and other calamities whenever it moves. It’s also because of the historical legend that people living there called it The Japanese Bridge. In fact, the bridge was constructed by the Japanese trading community in 1593 to exchange and do commercial trading with Chinese area on the other side of a small stream. Its name which is Chua Cau (Bridge Pagoda) because from the outside, it’s actually a just a bridge to go pass to the other side of the river. However, when entering the bridge, you will see a pagoda, looks like a temple in the north of the bridge.
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