During the rainy season Hoi An is subject to flooding and that is why bridges and buildings along the river have been solidly built. We had no complaints about the weather during our visit as the sun shone every day. The famed Japanese Covered Bridge is easy to find and is definitely worth a visit. You can walk it in a few minutes from the market. The bridge was not only built to withstand floods but also earthquakes which Japanese engineers feared more than water. A small temple is built into the northern side of the bride. A pair of monkeys guard one side of the bridge and a pair of dogs the other. By coincidence a live dog was also present as you can see by the photo below.

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Entrance to private house in Hoi An. Surprised by the camera !! One of many narrow streets in Hoi An which give it lots of character. Hoi An had lots of art galleries which some very good paintings. Temple in the main street. Colorful lanterns which are very inexpensive. Beautiful candle holders. Vietnamese woman in traditional dress. The famed Japanese Covered Bridge. This bridge is of solid construction as builders were concerned about the risk of earthquake. Faithful to Japanese design. Porcelain plates are placed into roof of the bridge. Shady street beyond the bridge. Overview of the bridge with motifs of dogs on the roof and a live one below. Side view of the Japanese Covered Bridge. Small temple within the bridge.
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