When you see a photo of the Golden Bridge at first time, it seems that this is just a computer graphics. But this bridge does really exists, and you should definitely visit it, as this Bridge was deservedly included in the list of the top 100 Modern Wonders of the World.
The bridge is not the longest in the world, its length is only 150 meters. Nevertheless, it attracts lots of tourists. Another advantage for tourists is that it is located not far from Da Nang, one of the largest cities in Vietnam and the tourist Mecca of this country.
Although the pedestrian bridge itself is free for visitors, but in order to reach it, you will have to use the cable car. The cost of a ticket for the cable car is 30 dollars. On the other hand all your friends will envy your marvelous photos on the Golden Bridge
And how! Just imagine two giant “stone” hands are protruding from the ground, locals call them “hands of God”, supporting a gilded semicircle, with strolling tourists on it. And the tourist are really impress with a stunning view of the mountains and forests.
Stone hands covered with moss, indeed, resemble monuments built by ancient civilizations, and it seems that if you dig around these hands, you can dig out a stone giant whose hands support the bridge.
Truly speaking, the hands are not the creation of the ancient civilizations, but a work of modern Vietnamese architects, and these hands consist mostly of metal and glass, and the “moss” is just an antique styling.
At the height of 1,400 meters above sea level, there is a great point for an observation deck. Thousands of tourists from all over the world enjoy the stunning view from the above of all 8 spans of the bridge.
The local authorities also plan to build the Silver Bridge, since the Golden Bridge is more a tourist attraction than an infrastructure object, they think they can benefit from another bridge too.
The Golden Bridge is a part of a $ 2 billion travel project to attract more tourists to the region, where the world famous Ba Na Hills resort is located.
There are many tourist attractions here for example an amusement park and the longest cable way which is included in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The bridge opens for tourists in early June. And as advised by tourists who visited this landmark, it is better to come early in the morning or late in the evening if you want to take a photo for your favorite Instagram account without a crowd of people in the background. At lunchtime it is usually crowded here.
Having taken some photos of beautiful nature from the bridge and do not forget about a couple of hundreds of selfies, you can return to the amusement park in “Ba Na Hills”. Prices may seem rather high, but as tourists write: at least “the beer is very cheap”.
The Golden Bridge, of course, should be in a travel bucket list of any traveler. It is a good place for those who like creative architectural monuments, and also for nature lovers. Tourists from many countries agrees with this statement.
The construction of the bridge took less than a year, and if you suddenly want to recreate something similar in your city or small town, you can feel free to contact the architect team from TA Landscape Architecture. They are the authors of the Golden Bridge.
The Bridge is also a popular place for Vietnamese people, here you can often see wedding photo shootings.
Admire the scenery, take cool photos, breathe the fresh air and enjoy the stunning nature from a bird’s eye view, as well as travel on the largest and longest cable car in the world – all these can be done in Vietnam and on the Golden Bridge.
At the moment, thousands of travel agencies offer all sorts of tours to this architectural landmark, as well as a visit to the theme park and other attractions in the area.
So do not waste your time and pack your bags!