There is no denying the fact that Vietnam is blessed with natural beauty, however it’s only after the opening of the Golden Bridge Vietnam that this destination has become ever more popular. The shimmering Golden Bridge has acted as a tourist magnet for travelers from all over the world. Be it for a wedding photo shoot or for a social media influencer’s insta account, everyone is flocking to capture this architectural wonder. The deadly combination of a human-made structure against the breathtaking landscape is what has got golden hand bridge Vietnam to the top of everyone’s bucket list.

More About The Golden Bridge In Vietnam

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Golden Bridge is lifted by two giant hands in the tourist resort on Ba Na Hill in Da Nang, Vietnam.

There are many bridges in Vietnam but probably the most recognizable of them all is the Golden Bridge which was opened in the Ba Na Hills near Danang in June 2018. Suspended over 1400 meters above sea level, from far it appears like a golden ribbon sliding between two huge hands. The pedestrian bridge with eight bays and almost 150 meters long cost about 2 billion dollars to make. Unlike other bridges, this bridge does not cross any lakes or rivers, but passes through the middle of the mountains. 

What makes this stand out from the rest is its majestic stone hands emerging from the side of the hills which gives a godlike vibe to it. The TA Landscape Architecture team designed it in such a way to make visitors feel like they’re walking on a rainbow in the sky. Since its opening, the internet has been flooded with images of this bridge and has raised the curiosity of tourists everywhere.

How To Get To The Golden Bridge Vietnam

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A closeup image of a Golden Bridge hand in Vietnam

Getting to the golden bridge is very easy, firstly you need to take a taxi or a private cab or rental motorbike or a bus to reach Danang city. This will take about an hour and a half by cab or taxis and two hours by bus. From Da Nang to Golden Bridge you need to take a cable car to the top of the Bana Hills. You will be treated with an amazing view of Da Nang as well as an impressive waterfall on your way up. 

The cable car ride takes about 20 minutes to go up and is one of the longest cable car networks in the world. The price of the Ba Na Hills Cable Car tickets is around 38 USD for adults and 32 USD for children. Buy your tickets online or at the cable car station. We highly recommend purchasing tickets online ahead of time to avoid waiting in long lines.

Best Time To Visit Golden Bridge

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Two things to check out for before booking your tickets are the best month and best time. Since Golden Bridge is high in the Ba Na Hills, it has a lower temperature and is more affected by clouds and rain. So the best months to visit the golden bridge da nang Vietnam is between March and September when the skies are clear and not rainy or foggy. Try avoiding the rainy season between September to December as it gets extremely foggy during this time. You can barely see anything apart from the fog. Do keep in mind that the peak tourist season for the Golden Bridge is between June and August. So if you don’t want others to spoil your photograph by unexpectedly appearing in the camera’s field you can also go during the off-season months from September to November. 

Now that you know which month is ideal for a visit, let’s check out the best time of the day to enjoy this architectural marvel. Early morning or closing time are the best times to visit the Golden bridge. The bridge opens from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm every day, so it’s idle to either visit early in the morning or later than everyone else, most preferably before 9:00 am and after 5:00 pm. Ditch the crowds with great planning to witness the surreal view of the sunrise or sunset beaming through the cloudy Golden Bridge. 

Interesting Facts About Golden Bridge Vietnam

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Aerial view of the Golden bridge in Vietnam.
  • To add an enchanting ambiance to the place, the hands have been deliberately designed to look old.
  • To reach the top one needs to ride the longest (5042 meters) cable car in the world, which has entered the Guinness Book of Records.
  • The hands are not carved out of stone, but are made using a concrete skeleton covered with steel mesh and fiberglass.
  • The stunning appearance of the bridge has won it the world’s best photo of architecture contest held by Agora in 2020.
  • The Golden Bridge has been hosting famous international events, including wedding fashion shows and photo-shoots.

How To Take That Perfect Click At Golden Hand Bridge Vietnam

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Golden bridge in ba na hills in vietnam
  • Ideal time to take a picture is in the morning when the surroundings are covered with fog or in the mid noon under the shimmering lights of the sun or at sunset for that extremely romantic click.
  • For an epic photo wear something bright and flowy. Use of bright colors like yellow, white, red, green or orange can enhance the look.
  • Carry along extra-long selfie stick or a wide angle lens to create a drone shot look.
  • The best photos are captured when there is some motion, so be creative.

Also Read: How To Travel To Vietnam On A Budget

Insta lovers, aesthetic pleasure seekers, and almost anyone who is a sucker for beautiful landscapes must visit this beautiful location. Witnessing the Golden Bridge Vietnam up close is something that has to be on top of your Vietnam tour. So now that you know it all, plan a trip to Vietnam and do share your experience in the comment section below.

FAQ’s On Golden Bridge Vietnam

What are the other attractions in Ba Na hills?

Besides the Golden hand Bridge in Vietnam there are other attractions like a Fantasy Park, a French Village, flower gardens, Linh Ung pagoda, café and restaurants with different styles and a train tour that will take you around the hilltop.

Why does the Golden Bridge have hands?

Golden Bridge also called as “Cau Vang” in Vietnamese which has hands is used to support the huge bridge. The giant hands just like the hands of God are meant to protect the precious gold bullion which lies between heaven and earth.

Is the Golden Bridge Vietnam made of real gold?

The Golden hand bridge is a gold-plated bridge which was made at a cost of about $2 billion.


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