Things you didn't know about Da Nang's Golden Bridge

From June 2018, visitors to the Ba Na Hills in central Vietnam have been able to cross the magnificent "Cau Vang", the Golden Bridge, one of the newest things to do in Da Nang, and an attraction enjoying soaring popularity.

1. What is the Golden Bridge in Da Nang?

It’s not merely the vivid color of the curved Golden Bridge, jutting out of the Truong Son Forest high above the city of Da Nang that makes it an easily recognizable landmark. It’s also the gigantic stone-like hands, deliberately dotted with cracks and moss to aid its evocative appearance, that attract visitors from all over the country and beyond. The realistic hands, actually made of fiberglass, cradle the bridge and seem to draw it straight out of the forest below, while supporting it with palms underneath, fingers on one side and thumbs on the other.

As attractive as its utterly unique design is, the main appeal of Da Nang’s Golden Bridge, is the accompanying and unbelievable vistas of the Ba Na Hills’ rolling green mountains. The views of forest-clad peaks are seemingly unending, while the swirls of cloud that often swim past the trees create an awe-inspiring scene.

The entrance fee to Ba Na Hills includes access to the Golden Bridge. The fee is 850,000 VND for adults, regardless of nationality. Children between 1 and 1.4 meters tall have a fee of 700,000 VND, while kids below 1 meter enter for free. This fee includes the use of cable cars and access to sightseeing areas (excluding the wax museum), but does not cover meals.

The Golden Bridge - An artificial masterpiece in the midst of Da Nang nature

2. Why Visit the Golden Bridge in Da Nang?

Da Nang’s Golden Bridge has been popular since its first unveiling in June 2018. These are just some of the reasons why it draws both domestic and international crowds:

• To explore a unique piece of jaw-dropping architecture, crafted in just under one year

• To experience the stunning views high atop the Ba Na Hills, 1487m above sea level

• To walk across the pristine golden Da Nang bridge, flanked by beautiful purple chrysanthemums

• To get totally unique photographs of the most wonderful combination of architecture and nature

• To escape the hustle and bustle of the city and experience the wonderful calm bestowed by Golden Bridge and its surroundings

The Golden Bridge attracts a lot of foreign tourists

3. How do you get to the Golden Bridge in Da Nang?

The bridge belongs to the Ba Na Hills Resort, a huge faux-French complex sitting in the mountains outside of Da Nang. Access to the resort is achieved via the cable car, which holds several Guinness World Records for feats ranging from the greatest change in elevation to the greatest distance between two supporting pylons.

During the 20-minute climb from the base of the Ba Na Hills, you will be able to watch an incredible landscape as it shifts from a flat plateau to undulating mountains. Mist is sometimes an issue with obscuring the views, but many times, its light and wispy nature gives the scenery an added touch of the divine. The Golden Bridge Da Nang opening hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Though riding the cable car is often one of the best things to do in Da Nang in its own right, there are many attractions around the Ba Na Hills Resort to fill your time before and after you see the Golden Bridge Da Nang Vietnam. Le Jardin d’Amour adds to the gorgeous scenery around the resort, along with a host of medieval-era French-style buildings that comprise the full-scale village, while the Fantasy Park and Wax Museum add a modern, indoor appeal for families.

For more information about transferring to the Golden Bridge Da Nang location, please click on How to get to Vietnam’s Golden Bridge

The Golden Bridge Da Nang from above

4. Some Advice for Visiting the Golden Bridge in Da Nang

There are some things to be wary of when visiting Da Nang’s Golden Bridge, primarily because of its 1487m height above sea level.

Take comfortable walking shoes: The Golden Bridge requires a bit of walking, so choose something appropriate

Pack light: You don’t need a lot of items to explore the great scenery, just be sure to take a camera!

Season-appropriate clothing: The altitude of the Golden Bridge means that even summers can occasionally get a little cool, so bring a sweater or a pair of trousers. In winter, it’s almost definitely cold – Be sure to bring as much warm clothing as possible if visiting the site then.

• Buy a ticket beforehand: The Ba Na Hills is one of the more popular things to do in Da Nang and queues at the ticket office can be extreme. Buy a ticket beforehand online, through your hotel or a city travel agency.

5. When is the Best Time to Visit the Golden Bridge in Da Nang?

The weather is very beautiful to explore the Golden Bridge

As a new attraction, Da Nang’s Golden Bridge can get fairly crowded during the summer months and over Vietnamese national holidays. Try to avoid these times if you can, along with October, November, and December, which are the rainy months across central Vietnam.

The first round of cable cars to depart to the hills each day leaves at 7.30 am, while the final one is at 9.30 pm. Midday might be the hottest time to visit, but it will also be one of the quietest, as this is Vietnamese siesta time. Naturally, sunset is one of the most popular times of the day and one of the most beautiful, so you will have to make that tough decision yourself!

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