Kintaikyo, Iwakuni

bridge-IwakuniOne of Japans three most scenic spots. It was designated as a World Cultural Heritage site. Iwakuni is home to the Kintai-kyo, a traditional five-arched bridge that spans the Nishiki-gawa. The bridge is 210m and is held together with only clamps and wires, not nails. Sadly, the bridge had to be re-built a third time in 1950 when it was destroyed by Typhoon Kijiya.

 

18. April 2014 by Joey
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