Explore Cau pagoda, a symbol of Hoi An city - Hoi An attractions

Cau pagoda is a pearl in the heart of Hoi An. It’s a symbol of the old quarter of Hoi An. The bridge was built in the late 16th century and is called the Japanese bridge. It has quite unique structure, decorative motifs show the harmonious combination between Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and Western architectural styles.

The first impression when visiting Hoi An old town is Cau pagoda Hoi An, or so-called Japanese Bridge. It’s a beautiful historical piece of Japanese architecture. You will feel the ancient beauty and the solemnity of the bridge if you visit this place. It's as a pagoda, as a bridge and is the place of worship of the ancient. Over-the-clock fees are included in the 80.000 VND purchase price at the beginning of the old quarter. The night is free but slightly dark. Cau pagoda Hoi An across the creek flows into the Thu Bon river bordering Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Tran Phu street.

Cau pagoda Hoi An is the symple of Hoi An 

Cau pagoda - the highlight of Hoi An tourism

Address: across the creek flows into the Thu Bon river bordering Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Tran Phu street

The Hoi An Bridge crosses a small branch of the Thu Bon river all year round, embracing the city, surrounded by a thousand year old historical city, people are constantly dreaming and optimistic about life. Cau pagoda Hoi An is quiet, lying peacefully between the modern Hoi An. There have been many times witnessed the change of history. Hoi An old city was a crowded commercial port where traders from other countries came to meet and trade goods with each other and with local traders. This is also a place that still preserves traces of cultures that meet and blend in the 16th and 17th centuries. Especially the interference of Southeast Asian culture with East Asian culture such as China, Japan and South Korea, so that Cau pagoda Hoi An is also an architecture that contains many unique features and the cultural essence of Vietnam.

The architecture of the sunrise country

Cau pagoda Hoi An has a very particular architectural style. Inside there is no Buddha statue. Instead in the center of the pagoda, there is a wooden statue of the northern god Tran Vo Bac De. This god is the god of weather. People believe that he controls all kinds of weather changes and natural calamities.

Cau pagoda Hoi An was renovated many times in 1817, 1865, 1915 and 1986 making it a hybrid of architectures of Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese. The gate of the pagoda is carved with three words Lai Van Kieu (bridge of friends from afar). That name was given by King Nguyen Phuc Chu during a visit to Hoi An in 1719. Skilfully placed on a bridge, under the cool water, on the roof of peace, Cau pagoda Hoi An is representative of the traditional architecture of the East. It is one of the meaningful Hoi An tourist destination, will be the perfect stopover for your trip by the unique architecture of the wooden pillars, lacquered, meticulous.

Cau pagoda Hoi An has a very particular architectural style

Pagoda ... but not worship Buddha

Cau pagoda Hoi An was called a pagoda but did not worship the Buddha but worshiped the North of Tran Vo - a god protecting the country, bringing joy, happiness to people in this land.

The bridge is also called the Japanese Bridge by the bridge and the temple was built by Japanese traders in the early 17th century with a sword-shaped roof slammed down the monster cause earthquakes, natural disasters, with the desire to bring peace to the commercial port, where the trade convergence can be confirmed, Cau pagoda Hoi An is a symbol of cultural exchange and architecture between the three countries Vietnam, Japan and China.

Cau pagoda Hoi An worshiped the North of Tran Vo - a god protecting the country, bringing joy, happiness to people in this land

How to explore Cau pagoda Hoi An

From Hoi An town: If you are at Hoi An ancient town, you can spend half-day to discover Cau pagoda, Hoi An as well as its architectural Japanese beauty. Cau pagoda Hoi An is located at the heart of Hoi An town so you can easily reach it on foot with the help of google map on your smartphone. 

From other places: 

+ Danang airport: From Danang, you can travel by taxi or private car, which cost about 20$ US. If you travel by bus, you have to get to the bus station (not in the airport) before going to Hoi An. For more convenience, you can choose the tour including the visit of Hoi An ancient town the we will offer you free transfer from Danang airport to Hoi An. 

+ Danang: If you are in Vietnam and would like to visit Hoi An, you can go by train to Danang then catch a bus or a taxi to Hoi An. There is no railway station in Hoi An. Most guests going to Hoi An by train must stop at Da Nang or Tam ky Railway Station. Da Nang Railway Station is a big station with a system of modern facilities. Every day there are many domestic trains from Ha noi, Ho Chi Minh city, Hue, Nha Trang etc.

Upon arrival in Hoi An, you can spend 1-2 days exploring the ancient beauty of Hoi An as well as Cau pagoda Hoi An. To reach Cau pagoda, Hoi An, you can see the directions as above. 

There are lots of ways to explore Cau pagoda Hoi An 

Other pagodas and temples besides Cau pagoda, Hoi An

Phuc Kien Pagoda 

Location: 46 Tran Phu St, in Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province.

Among the various popular assembly halls in Hoi An, Vietnam, Phuc Kien Pagoda is the exceptional one featuring an excellent work of architecture, known as the heritage of historical significance. It was first built in 1967 with a wonderful design of Chinese architecture. Thanks to its unique design, Phuc Kien Pagoda is nowadays becoming one of the tourist destinations attracting lots of tourist in Hoi An. Compared to other assembly halls in Hoi An, Fuc Kien Assembly Hall has the biggest space, with an amazing architectural structure with lacquered works of art featuring a vivid celebration of Fujian artistry. 

Quang Dong Assembly Hall

Location: 176 Tran Phu St. in Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province.
Open hour: 6.00am - 7.30am and 1.00pm - 5.30pm.

First built in 1855 by members of the local Cantonese origin community, Quang Dong Assembly Hall is another destination with wonderful architecture in Hoi An, Vietnam. Quang Dong hall was built according to the Han character. So, coming here, travellers will be surprised by its monumental and architectural structure, making it different from surrounding assembly halls. Time passes but lots of ancient objects are still preserved inside, including four horizontal lacquered boards engraved with Han characters, a large 1.6m-tall and 0.6m-wide bronze Incense Burner, a pair of Chinese porcelain enamelled terra-cotta chairs and many other precious objects that recorded the local community life in Hoi An.

Quan Cong Temple

Location: 24 Tran Phu St., Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province

First constructed in 1653, this small temple is built to dedicate to Quan Cong, an esteemed Chinese general. He is worshipped as a symbol of loyalty, sincerity, integrity and justice. Inside the temple, there is a partially gilded statue on the central altar at the back of the sanctuary, which is made of paper mâché on a wooden frame. Upon taking your step to this temple, visitors will be amazed its stunning architecture as well as some brilliant statues. Due to its little temple, it won’t take you long to discover but it is worth spending your time in this temple as the back is very peaceful and the front part has a striking roof as well as being decorated in a typically atmospheric style.

First constructed in 1653, this small temple is built to dedicate to Quan Cong, an esteemed Chinese gene

Time passed, but Cau pagoda Hoi An still preserves its own precious values of history and culture. It is a great place for visitors to discover Hoi An ancient town. You can take Hoi An Vietnam vacation or Danang and Hoi An travel blogto discover Hoi An - Quang Nam attractions. If these places are too similar to you, you can choose Mekong Delta 2 days to learn more thing about Vietnam. 

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