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Uniquely, the bridge is shaped like a boat upside down in Hanoi

Khum tree is located in the east of Yen village (Thach Xa commune, Thach That commune, Hanoi city), adjacent to the inter-commune traffic road of Thach Xa – Huu Bang, in the opposite position to the Temple of the Dong Hoa. In the past, the bridge spanned a stream of water flowing from Huong Ngai, Canh Nau, and Bui field to Tich river, the water flowed rapidly all year round.

The people said that the area of ​​Tam hamlet had 2 bridges like “the upper house of the family”. In the west is Bach Da Bridge, the bridge spanning the narrowest part of Chang Lagoon – on the way to the road to quan. In the east of Tam hamlet is the Moi bridge – Khum bridge in Yen village. In the photo is the entire front part of the bridge.

The upper part is over 12m long, divided into 5 compartments, 2 of course, the middle part is 3.5m long, the front part is 2m long. The width of the rafters is not equal, the middle space is about 5.5m wide, the border spaces are narrowed down to the two ends of the house. The ends are only about 4m wide. The middle space is high and low to the 2 gables.

The people in the village do not know exactly how old the bridge is, even the oldest people in the village were born to see this bridge. In the past, the only path to Yen village had to cross the Khum bridge and the bridge acted as the village gate. All activities of production, daily life and communication of the villagers all pass through this bridge.

The Upper House is made of quartet wood, with 2 rows of pillars, 2 rows of pillars. The links are made by trusses throughout, with momentum connecting the two trusses, the armpit beam connects the female column with the child column. The two sides of the middle space are sealed to worship Quan Than Linh, and the two compartments are left empty to make wooden stalls.

The bridge was repaired in year 1935, in which the lower part was completely redone. In 1948, French invaders swept over, burned bridges, villagers came to extinguish fire to cure, the remaining dark gray burns are up to now.

The entire wall is made of ancient laterite, the rest of the truss system and rafters are made of solid wood, under the upper house there are 3 sluice gates wrapped with laterite, hewn orange, very strong. In the low water season, the middle drain is nearly 3m wide so small boats can pass. The middle of the house is high and low, gradually stretching to the two gables, from a distance, the bridge looks like a boat upside down, so it is called the Khum bridge.

Two gable heads built foremen, with 4 pillars, in the middle of the arched door. Above there are concave boxes, thread edges, flower embellishments, flowers and leaves, lantern pillars, very sophisticated artifacts. The concave cell and the cylindrical surface have letters and engraved antiquity.

Tiled roofed with fish scales of Khum Bridge. Le village on February 20 and August 20 of the lunar calendar every year, Yen villagers hold a procession, offering solemn incense from the bridge to the village, both to pay homage to the gods and to bless. National Thai people An, the villagers do business smoothly.

The floor of the bridge is tiled only, the two ends have a door that opens and closes.

Khum bridge structure.

Khum Bridge, also known as Moi Bridge, is a unique remaining old bridge in Thach That district, reflecting on the temple pond all year round. This bridge is no longer functional to travel as before, but is a spiritual place for people around the area, and also a place to meet and exchange every important holiday.

The upper part of the bridge is built to resemble the architecture of a house. The nave is planned to be a shrine board with a 6-wing table door, two of the compartments are left empty to make wooden stalls to make a resting place.

Khum Bridge was a bridge made of wood, in 1935 was repaired and shaped like the present. A close-up of a border booth with wooden stalls inside.

Every day, especially on the full moon day, a person from around the area comes to burn incense to pray for good luck.

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