via Vietnam Plus, 09 August 2023: A 700-year-old Lang Kenh bridge in Nam Dinh province, Vietnam, boasts a unique ironwood structure with a boi leaf roof, serving as a crossing and resting place for commuters, and undergoing various renovations over the years.
The unique bridge is located in Kenh village, Co Le township, Truc Ninh district, Nam Dinh province. It was built about 700 years ago, in the Ly dynasty, after the royal court had a canal dug to take water from the Red river. The bridge, spanning the two banks of Hai Ninh river, serves as the only way to Co Le pagoda taken by pilgrims in the old days. After 700 years, the bridge now still maintains its unique and antique architecture.