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Golden Bridge (Cầu Vàng)

An iconic attraction for those who plan to visit Bà Nà Hills near Da Nang

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The Golden Bridge or Cầu Vàng is a 490-ft (150-m) long and 4,593-ft (1,400-m) high pedestrian bridge in the Bà Nà Hills resort in Da Nang, Vietnam. The construction of the bridge started in July 2017, and it was opened in June 2018, so it is relatively new. Since it's opening, the scenic bridge has gone viral. Two hands reaching out of the rock, overlooking the mountainous landscape and holding the bridge, capture people's imagination.

The name of Golden Bridge derives from its gilded railing frame. The bridge has two giant stone hands made of wire mesh and fiberglass, which seem to lift the structure. This iconic landmark is nestled in Thien Thai Garden and connects French Village and Le Jardin D’Amour flower garden with the cable car station.

Cable ride up to Ba Na Hills. Some 20 minute peaceful cable ride. 2020
Cable ride up to Ba Na Hills. Some 20 minute peaceful cable ride.

The Golden Bridge belongs to Ba Na Hills Resorts, and it is 45 minutes away from Da Nang city center. You can drive by car and then grab the cable car to the summit of Ba Na Hills.

Sunset at the Golden Bridge 2020
Sunset at the Golden Bridge

When to go

The Golden Bridge is open year-round. The best time to visit the Golden Bridge is debatable, though. April to August is considered the peak season here so you will probably run into thousands of people. At the same time, the high season promises the best weather conditions, which implies excellent views from the top. If you fancy peace and quiet, come during the off-season roughly from September to March. When visiting in September and October, consider packing an umbrella with you as the monsoon season is in full force. January to March could be your best bet as it's when the weather stabilizes and tourist crowds are moderate.

In terms of time of the day, try to be there as early as possible. Those who manage to hop on the first cable car at 7 am are lucky enough to enjoy an almost empty bridge. However, in early morning hours, the hilltop is usually shrouded in fog. Another excellent time of the day is after 5 pm; that is when the crowds are gone and the sun is rolling closer to the horizon.

Golden Bridge (Cầu Vàng) in Vietnam - Best Season 2020

Besides the Golden Bridge, many good locations are here for your exploration: flower gardens, Linh Ung pagoda, the Fantasy Park, French Village, and numerous cafes. You can even take a tour around the hilltop by train.

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