Golden bridge – must-visit attraction in Vietnam

During your Vietnam itinerary 10 days, do not miss the chance to visit one of the most impressive sites in Da Nang City – “Cau Vang” or Golden Bridge Vietnam. Though its the newly-finished construction, the bridge has gained lots of attention to both domestic and international travelers due to its unique design. According to The Guardian UK, the Golden Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam is considered “a line of weird and wonderful structures” in over the world. Standing on the bridge, you are probably immersed by the magnificent view of green mountains. Why don’t you spend your time of 10 days in Vietnam trip on exploring this Vietnamese masterpiece?

 

The picturesque landscape can be viewed from the bridge
The picturesque landscape can be viewed from the bridge

What makes the Golden Bridge become the ‘hot’ site for tourists?

The Golden Bridge  Vietnam was officially opened for public in early June 2018. Surprisingly, it has become very quickly one of the most favorite tourist destinations of Da Nang. It is where most travelers try to visit in their itinerary during the Vietnam tours

The bridge is located in Thien Thai Garden in Ba Na Hills which is already the famous spot of Da Nang city with theme parks, modern cable car system, and luxury mountain resorts.

It is strongly believed that the reputation of the Golden Bridge derives from its daring design, especially the support systems in the shape of a pair of giant hands. The bridge appears like a strip of silk held up by 2 massive stone hands. In fact, these hands are made from fiberglass supported by steel systems. Two stone hands were actually constructed recently, however, under the effect of weather, the bridge hands are covered by moss that creates an illusion of aged stone ruins as if they were built centuries ago.

 

The God’s hands lift up the gold silk strip
The God’s hands lift up the gold silk strip

The Golden bridge sits more than 1,400m above sea level, moreover, it was built with 150-metre in length including 8 spans and 5-meter in width so this bridge is opened for pedestrian only. Along the golden balustrades, there is a row of purple Lobelia Chrysanthemum planted as the highlight for the bridge.

Thanks to the dazzling design and the altitude, the Golden Bridge creates for visitors the illusion that they can reach the sky when standing over the bridge.

What to do when visiting the Golden bridge?

Taking photos: what every visitors coming to the Golden bridge always do is to capture the best memorable photos with the breathtaking scenery. Additionally, the bridge is also an ideal place for taking wedding photos. As it is mentioned already, the Golden Bridge is a part of Ba Na Hills. Therefore, you not only visit the bridge but also have a chance to experience the most exciting mountain resort complex in Vietnam with a series of interesting activities.

 

Taking selfies on “the border” between paradise and the earth
Taking selfies on “the border” between paradise and the earth

Riding the cable car: Along the way from the base of the hill to the top, besides the stunning landscape, there are some interesting stopovers.

Challenging yourself in Fantasy park: you have the opportunity to participate in many thrilling games such as the Drop Tower, the Death Race, Outrun, 4-5D films, Skiver, Rock climbing, dinosaur park, especially riding the Alpine Coaster which is one of the most played games. The coaster can reach the maximum speed of 40km but don’t worry, each car is equipped with a braking system by which you can control the speed you want.

Visiting Wax statue museum: if you want to take photos with many celebrities, let go to the Wax Museum where you may find more than 40 well-known people including actors, footballers, the president Obama, etc. Your dream of taking photos with your idol will certainly come true.

Strolling through the French village: French started to develop Ba Na as an ideal holiday location in the 19th century thanks to its peaceful and fresh atmosphere. The village of Ba Na is a miniature France with many building such as squares, towns, churches, hotels inspired by French architecture. You will actually feel like you are traveling to “the city of light” because you are surrounded by many magnificent castles showing itself the culture and architecture of France. Why don’t you order a cup of coffee and sit on a French street to enjoy a life without hustle and bustle of busy cities?

 

Riding to the Golden Bridge Vietnam by cable car
Riding to the Golden Bridge in Ba Na Hills by cable car

How to reach the Golden Bridge Vietnam?

It’s highly recommended that you should spend at least a half of day exploring the Golden bridge and Ba Na Hills as well. Normally, the place is worth spending more time, however, for a short trip of 10 days visiting such various Vietnam, a half day is the most appropriate choice.

It’s about 35km from Da Nang city to the Golden Bridge, furthermore, if you start in Hoi an, the distance to Ba Na Hills is about 57 km. The way to Ba Na is in good condition so you can reach there quickly without being tired.

There is the only way to get the Golden Bridge from the foot of the hill. Therefore, after arriving in Ba Na, you take a cable car which has 4 Guinness Records. Traveling by cable car 5.8km, you will reach the top of the hill where the Golden bridge is located. On the way, you will be surprised by the specular landscape of the mountainous area, but sometimes, your visibility is influenced by the thick mist.

Some tips when visiting the Golden Bridge Vietnam

Light package: Be sure that you just put really essential stuff on your bag because you will walk a lot.

Clothes: the altitude of 1400m makes the weather on Ba Na Hills much cooler than the temperature of Da Nang city. Therefore, you should bring a coat along with you when visiting Ba Na Hills.

Shoes: A pair of flip-flops is not a good selection for the trip to Ba Na. It’s required for you to have a suitable footwear in order to avoid unexpected injuries.

Ticket: If you do not want to be stuck on a long line in front of ticket box, book for a ticket in advance.

Time: In order to make sure that you have enough time to go through all parts of Ba Na hills including the golden bridge, you should depart before 8 a.m.

Now, you may feel easy to see why the new-built construction of the Golden Bridge has gone viral for such a short time. During your Vietnam trip in 10 days, you definitely have many memorable experiences in several famous destinations along the “S-shaped” country. Your trip will be more perfect if you spend your time standing on the Golden Bridge to take the breath of nature. It’s worth every minute.

 

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