Two giant stone-looking hands, aged, weathered, and ancient looking, lift a glistening bridge that sparkles in the sun as though made of pure gold.
Cau Vang, which means golden bridge, near Da Nang in central Vietnam was conceived by architects from the TA Corporation for Sun World, which owns Ba Na Hills Resort. The bridge is in the Thien Gardens, a part of the resort.
Golden Bridge is a magical, beautiful tourist destination in Danang city. Many visitors on a Danang tour are curious and fascinated by the beauty of this place. Today, let’s go with DongTravel to discover this wonderful place.
Vietnam has a variety of amazing views across the country. This fascinates many foreign visitors all over the world. The interest for tours in Vietnam is the cheap cost and the satisfactory tourism service. If you are looking for an interesting Vietnam vacation package, we believe you will be satisfied with the Danang tour. In this tour, you will explore the scenery of Golden Bridge.
Overview about Golden Bridge
If tourists from all over the world choose Vietnam as a vacation escape, they should not miss paying a visit to Danang, which is the worthiest-living destination in Vietnam. Owning a lot of diverse natural scenery, Danang attracts tourists not only to its extensive beach sprawling over more than 60 kilometers in length which was selected by Forbes magazine as one of the six most attractive beaches on the planet but also other breathtaking attractions such as Ba Na Hills, Son Tra Peninsula, Ngu Hanh Son and so on. Recently Danang has been famous for its new tourist destination, the“ Cau Vang Bridge” or the Golden Bridge Danang which became the most iconic and most-hyped landmark of Vietnam in recent times after its public opening last June.
The bridge is referred to here as the Golden Bridge, a new addition to Sun World's Ba Na Hills. Started construction in 07/2017 to 04/2018 is completed, recently has come into operation and welcome the first visitors to Da Nang tourism .
Among the Vietnam vacation spots, Golden Bridge is a famous bridge in Danang, Vietnam. Golden Bridge is located in Thien Thai Garden of Sun World Ba Na Hills. It is located 1,414m above the sea level. The bridge is connected to the Marseille and Bordeaux stations. So it is to take guests from the foot of the mountain or the French village to visit the flower garden. In the middle of the air, the bridge looks like a brilliant silk. Its length is 150m, including 8 spans, the longest span is 21.2m.
The exact Golden Bridge Da Nang location resides is An Son village, Hoa Ninh commune, Hoa Vang district, Danang. To come here, you have to buy ticket that is valued for not only the bridge but also the 2 way cable, the wine cellar, Le Jardin gardens and most games in Fantasy Park.
The bridge is open from 8.00 AM to 18.30 PM all day of the week. The gate price for Ba Na Hills is 700.000 VND/adult, and 550.000 VND/child. A child under 1m3 will be free of charged. Da Nang resident will get a discount under the condition that they provide an ID (for adults) and birth certificate (for kids). Not a bad price to visit one of the top 10 bridges in the world right?
Tip: If you arrive at the Golden Bridge in Ba Na Hills as soon as it opens at 7:30am you might get lucky to take some photos without the crowds. Also, hang around till sunset and you might have the same luck!
How to get to the Golden Bridge and how much ?
From Hanoi/ Ho Chi Minh City
In order to get to Golden Bridge from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, you need to get a flight/ train to Danang city first, then follow the below steps to get to the Golden Bridge.
There are a number of direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi to Danang within 1-hour flight.
If you’re not in a hurry to get to Da Nang we would highly recommend traveling by train because you get to enjoy that passing scenery but you also get to experience more of the Vietnamese people and their culture.
From Da Nang City
Once you are in Danang city, you need to spend about a 1-hour journey to get to the Golden Bridge from Da Nang city center, including a drive, a cable car and a walk. Here’s a little step-by-step guide on how to get from Da Nang to the Golden Bridge.
There are a number of ways of reaching Sunworld Golden Bridge which we have listed below:
Private Taxi: A private taxi from Da Nang to Golden Bridge Ba Na Hills will set you back around 800,000 VND for a return trip and the drive takes approximately one hour each way.
Grab Taxi: Grab taxies are a very popular means of transport in Vietnam and much cheaper than the cost of a normal taxi. A Grab taxi from Da Nang to Ba Na Hills costs around 500,000 VND return. Download the Grab app from the App Store and you’re good to go.
Rental Scooter: If you are confident in riding a motorbike or scooter then this is your best and cheapest option for reaching the Golden Bridge in Vietnam. There are a number of scooter rental shops dotted around Da Nang City and the general rental price is around 150,000 VND per day.
Note: If you search for ‘Ba Na Hills’ on Google Maps this will lead you to the top of the mountain and these directions are incorrect.
Golden Bridge is located in Ba Na hills, so the only way to get there from the foot of the hills is by Cable Car. With price 750.000 vnd/ adult, and 600.000 vnd/ child from 1m to 1,4m for a 2-way cable car, you can visit not only the beautiful and famous bridge but also have a chance to enjoy many activities in Fantasy park, Wine Cellar, Flower Garden,..
Tips (Updated): If you be here after 16:00, you can buy a ticket just 650.000 vnd/pax with included Buffet Dinner. And you can see the Sunset on the Golden Bridge. Sound great ?
Children with a height of 99cm and below can enter for free
This park can accommodate persons with disabilities. However, they are not recommended to engage in the gaming activities
The best way to reach the site is by Private Car or Local Taxi, Grab
For Shuttle Bus Transfer, you have to depart at 8am from Da Nang, and come back at 14:30 or 15:30
Golden Bridge Danang appeals to tons of tourists
Golden Bridge Danang is a footbridge that seems to be lifted by two huge hands of god. It is firmly made from two giant mossy stones which have been shaped as hands. This abstract design makes the bridge match the theme of the scenery around. Furthermore, thanks to its great height, Danang Golden Bridge is like a silk crossing the sky to help to touch the flying clouds. Located amid the picturesque backdrop of Sunworld Ba Na Hills Danang, the Golden Hand Bridge Danang evokes a sense of walking down the mesmerizing way of paradise. No matter how people imagine about this bridge, it is undeniable that Golden Bridge is one of the most spectacula rand magnificent sites to visit in Vietnam.
Its attraction is the unique architecture. There are giant hands holding the bridge. The hands have a gray color. Contrary to the elegance of the bridge, moss hands make up the old, nostalgic atmosphere. The yellow color of this bridge is more prominent and distinctive between the forest and the giant hands. According to TA Landscape Architecture – the design firm of Golden Bridge – the image represents the hands of the God of Mountain, supporting the villages to get to Thien Thai garden.
Many people will think that the hands lift the Golden Bridge looks like stone carvings, but actually, it is not. Bored Panda, a famous website for designing, also provides interesting information on how giant stone hands were created. The designers created the skeleton hand and covered with steel mesh, then, finished with fine fiberglass and decorated it. The entire construction of the bridge takes about a year.
The bridge has become the most prominent tourist destination in Ba Na Hills. It is also popular which attract many visitors. This place is becoming a highlight of the Danang tour. Lobelia Chrysanthemum flower is planted along the pathway on the bridge, creating a focal point of color, attracting the eyes of visitors. That brings a poetic scene, just a romantic and a bit nostalgic overview.
Photography Tips For The Golden Bridge
Because you’ve come all this way and want to remember this beautiful place forever, you might find a few of these tips to be very helpful in framing and timing your photos of the Golden Bridge.
First off, if you’d like to avoid the crowds in your photos (for the most part) a lot of travelers have noticed that if you take photos by the first hand on the bridge -- nearest the stage area in the cable car station -- you will have greater success. For some reason, people don’t stop to linger here as much, but continue onward to find the second hand.
Secondly, in the early hours of the day, crowds are smaller, so getting people-free images will be easier anywhere along the bridge. This will be especially helpful for snagging some shots of the family without crowds huddling around with selfie sticks of their own.
There’s also a designated viewpoint that’s at the furthest end of the bridge. This viewpoint can be a great spot for taking stunning Golden Bridge photos. If you stop in the flower garden at the train station, you’ll have some beautiful views of the hand and bridge that make for more great photos, too. And if you have the right seat on the cable car, you may even be able to snap a winning picture when the cable car is between platforms.
Many events organized in this place
Since its opening, the Golden Bridge has created a hot trend for the young demographic. Especially, this place is chosen to organize a lot of events. If you travel to Vietnam in the mid of July 2018, you will have a chance to attend a fashion show on Golden Bridge. The show is called “A walk on a cloud”. The event is one part of Fashion Voyage. The fashion show was directed by Long Kan and collaborate with lots of well-known designers. The program is scheduled twice a year.
Instead of staging the show, the show is held between the natural space. The first show was made in Danang tour, in Golden Bridge, Ba Na with the participation of more than 50 Misses, models, and 200 guests. The Golden Bridge and the special scenery of Ba Na Hills can be the main inspiration for fashion designers to create impressive dresses in the collection at the event.
Earlier, in August 2016, the Golden Bridge also welcomed the Miss World 2016. 7 girls from seven countries representing seven cultures also drop shining on the Golden Bridge. Therefore, it can be seen that the Golden Bridge is considered an important place to hold many big events in the future.
With tons of interesting things to do and see, The Golden Bridge is truly a dream destination for beauty, history buffs and culture addicts to come and explore. We hope our detailed Danang travel guide will help you enjoy this charming city to the fullest!
Now, it is your turn: pack your luggage, book a tour to Danang and enjoy an unforgettable trip with family and friends! Then, share your experience about the Golden Bridge after that trip with us. If you need new offers to your clients, this is definitely a great destination, please contact Dong Travel for a free quote