Fodor's Expert Review Thanh Toan Bridge
Resembling Hoi An's Japanese Bridge, this covered walkway was built in 1776 as a shrine to the local Tran Thi Dao, who bequeathed her life savings for its construction. Childless, she offered her funds to the Thanh Toan Village for a new bridge to connect villagers on both sides of the canal. Following her death, several emperors set up altars in her honor, which are still used by villagers who come to show their respect. Located 8 km (5 miles) outside Hue, this bridge is reached by way of the peaceful countryside, making it a pleasant escape from the bustling city. On the far side of the bridge is a small museum displaying villagers' used farming equipment. If you visit independently, park your bike at the market 100 meters from the bridge.