Japanese Covered Bridge The Symbol of Hoi An

  The Japanese Covered Bridge or Cau Chua Pagoda (in Vietnamese “Cau Nhat Ban”) is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Hoi An, Vietnam. The original Vietnamese name of this bridge is “Lai Vien Kieu”. It is considered … Continue reading

Other Heritage Structures

Religious architecture in Hoi An is relatively ornate as compared to other kinds of architecture. It is scattered throughout the town and surrounding areas. One example of religious architecture is the Phuoc Lam Pagoda, located in Cam Ha village, about … Continue reading

Hoi An Assembly Halls

The assembly halls in Hoi An were built to serve the Chinese community. The halls not only incorporate Chinese religious and architectural elements conforming to the principles of feng shui, but also integrate architectural and stylistic elements from Vietnamese traditional … Continue reading

Shop Houses

A shop house typically consists of three parts: the front building, the rear building and a small area in the middle which connects the front and the rear of the house. This kind of house is normally called the connecting … Continue reading

Hoi An Ancient Houses

Some of the main architectural attractions… More than 1254 artistic or architectural structures have been officially identified in Hoi An. These include shop houses, family chapels, communal houses, assembly halls, pagodas, churches, bridges, wells, markets, temples and tombs. Hoi An … Continue reading

Ancient Architecture

Hoi An is an ancient city located downstream of Thu Bon river in the coastal plain of Quang Nam province, at 30 km from Da nang city. Here retains almost intact for more than a thousand monuments architecture with bold … Continue reading