The Golden Bridge is a 150-meter pedestrian bridge overlooking spectacular mountain scenery just on the outskirts of Da Nang. After its completion in 2018, it became a sort of Instagram sensation around the world. But what’s the story behind the Golden Bridge? And is it worth all of the hype? Read on for the complete guide to the Vietnam’s famous Golden Bridge.
What is the Golden Bridge?
The Golden Bridge is a part of SunWorld Ba Na Hill’s theme resort and amusement park. The bridge is a pedestrian bridge that was constructed for visitors to Sun World to marvel at the sensational scenery.
The giant hands appear to be supporting the 150-meter pedestrian bridge, elevating it out of the adjacent hills and cradling it before a sensational mountain view.
According to the architecture firm that designed the bridge, Ta Landscape Architecture, the giant moss-covered hands allude to the mountain god, and the bridge represents the yellow silk that helped find the Thein Thai Garden.
How to get to the Golden Bridge
To see the Golden Bridge, you must buy an entrance ticket into Sunworld Ba Na Hills Theme Park.
The theme park is located 20 km outside of Da Nang, so you will have to take either a bus or a taxi to get there.
You can also book a guided tour of the park with pick up available from Da Nang here.
There is a shuttle bus that operates every day, departing in the morning and returning in the afternoon, giving you about 6 hours to explore the Golden Bridge and the wonders of Ba Na Hills. The other option is to take a taxi or Grab, which will cost you around 200,000 VND.
SunWorld Ba Na Hills
An entrance ticket into Sun World Ba Na Hills is 700,000 VND, and this includes the cable car ride you will need to take to reach the park.
Currently, SunWorld is ranked as Vietnam’s most popular tourist attraction bringing in an estimated 1.5 million foreign and local visitors a year.
Ba Na Hills was first spotted for tourism use in 1919 by the French colonist who decided to build a resort here for visiting French tourists. There is still a Cathedral from that time that stands today.
Inside the park, there is a full-size replica French-style village with a Cathedral. There is also a wax museum, flower garden.
Because of the high altitude the area is cool all year round and offers a perfect opportunity to escape the many blistering hot months during the year. Also with various flora growing in the area Ba Na Hills is recognized a natural reserve by the Vietnamese government.
Perfect for the whole Family
A day trip to see the Golden Bridge and Sunworld Ba Na Hills is the ideal activity to do for adults and kids of all ages. Stunning nature, surreal architecture, and an array of entertainment options for all age groups makes this one of the can’t miss spots if you are in Da Nang.