Despite newly launched in the middle of 2018, the Golden Bridge in Danang has attracted a great deal of attention and captured the hearts of worldwide travelers.
You may bump into the picture of a bridge painted with a rustic shade of yellow, raised by an enormous pair of hands on the social network, but are you aware of the hidden meaning behind this figure? Or do you want to know how to catch the best time to take a splendid photo with the breathtaking Golden Bridge?
Find down the answer in this article and book a trip to Vietnam to admire the Golden Bridge with your own eyes!
Golden Bridge – new highlight of Danang
If you are a traveling enthusiast and have been searching around Southeast Asia, Danang may be a familiar name because this young city is emerging in tourism with a wide selection of attractions. One of the most remarkable tourist sites in Danang is Sun World Ba Na Hill Resort. The Golden Bridge is a recently constructed project within this area.
View from the golden bridge – Source: Bored Panda
The bridge is a massive work of art at a height of 1.414 m above sea level. It is 148.6 m high and 3 m wide, built from 8 spans in total, the biggest span is 21.2 m. The size accompanied by the extraordinary design really makes the bridge extremely stand out from a far distance.
Visitors from far and wide are taken by storm as this is the only bridge with raising hands perched out of the mountains, producing a look like the skillful hands of Mother Nature holding a soft and delicate piece of silk. When you first travel to this sneak peek of the show, you will feel as if stepping across a heaven threshold, leading to a magical world with an irresistible charm hidden in boundless permanent forests.
The Elegant Design Concept In Detail
The legendary Golden Bridge is a successful artwork of TA Landscape Architecture company. Despite being a domestic corporation, TA Landscape Architecture has taken advantage of the local expertise to craft a unique and sleek design of the Golden Bridge.
In contrast to the “golden” of the handrails and the floor beams, the two big hands have a mossy gray color, similar to stone carvings but in fact, it’s not. The skeleton is actually from steel mesh, finished with a fine layer of well-made fiberglass. Each finger has a 2 m diameter.
Lobelia Chrysanthemum is planted along the bridge and make a highlight for visitors
The designing team states that the two enormous hands symbolize the mysterious hands of the Mountain Genie “drawing a strip of silk from the rocky hillside to help the travelers come to the paradise garden”. Whether it is a coincidence or a good deed on purpose, the Golden Bridge does connect the idyllic French village with a gorgeous flower garden named “Thien Thai”, which is equal to “heaven” in English.
On two side of the bridge, they grow many rows of Lobelia Chrysanthemum flower. The deep purple shade of the blossoms brings a romantic but somewhat nostalgic vibe to the alluring scenery.
Best Season To Travel To The Golden Bridge
As Danang has a quite moderate climate, it is great for traveling all year round. Still, as there is a myriad of stunning beaches in the city, summer vacation is the best choice to discover Danang and the Golden Bridge. During summertime, the bridge is even more highlighted under the dazzling sunlight, making a royal polish look. Other outdoor activities in Ba Na Hill resort also becomes more vivid and diverse.
However, if you couldn’t make it to Danang in the hot months, it’s still pleasant during winter as the temperature will not drop too low. There can be some slight rain, but if you love the mystic atmosphere covered with mist, there will be no problem. Under the ambiguity of the weather, the Golden Bridge looks like a real masterpiece that could be done only with magic. As it is off-season, you can have excellent pictures with this fantasy without the presence of other tourists.
How to visit Golden Bridge in Danang
Ba Na Hill Resort opens every weekdays and weekend, so it’s a piece of cake to arrange a trip to The Golden Bridge. However, to reach the site, you need to get on the cable car, which was once the world’s longest and highest. The cable car ride is approximately 20 minutes, during that time, you can have a panoramic view of Danang city, in which there are plenty of other significant spots such as the Dragon Bridge, Linh Ung Temple, Marble Mountain.
Cable car to Ba Na Stations
You can either choose a day trip to Ba Na or spend a night at this grand resort. Pros and cons of each option can be found here (bài How Long Does It Take To Get Yourself Acquainted With Bana Hill And The Iconic Golden Bridge)
Also, don’t forget to check out top-picked tourist spots in Ba Na Hill beside the Golden Bridge. Don’t worry that you would have to travel a lot because all the destinations are linked together.
The must-visit Golden Bridge leads you from enchanting palaces in The French Village to Le Jardin D’Amour Garden with nine distinctively decorated flower yards. Nearby is the 100-year-old Debay Wine Cellar for wine lovers to indulge in.
Specular view from Golden Bridge
If you are not interested, you can pay a visit to huge Buddhism architecture in the mountains including a giant Buddha statue of about 27 m high, a nine-floor tower called Linh Phong Bao Thap.
For those to want to boost the adrenaline level, head to Fantasy Park with a great variety of recreational games such as ghost house, free fall, king crash…
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