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Golden Bridge (Cầu Vàng) in Vietnam

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

Best time: all year round (best in January–March)

Golden Bridge (Cầu Vàng)
Golden Bridge (Cầu Vàng)
Golden Bridge (Cầu Vàng)
Golden Bridge (Cầu Vàng)

The Golden Bridge or Cầu Vàng is a 490-feet (150-m) long and 4,593-feet (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.

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.

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.

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.

Practical info

When is the best time to visit the Golden Bridge?

It's best to visit the Golden Bridge from January to March for its stunning views before the crowds arrive. The best off-season is September to March. Although, visitors should pack an umbrella for September and October as climate conditions may not be favorable. Show more

Where is the Golden Bridge located, and how do I get there?

Cầu Vàng or the Golden Bridge is in the Bà Nà Hills resort located in Da Nang, Vietnam, approximately 45 minutes from Da Nang. Visitors can get there either by car or public transportation. Once at Bà Nà Hills, they can take a cable car to reach the hilltop and explore the area by either foot or tram. Show more

What is the height and length of the Golden Bridge?

The Golden Bridge stretches approximately 490 feet (150 meters) in length, rising 4,593 feet (1,400 meters) above sea level from a rocky cliff, offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. What sets this attraction apart from others is its design, comprising of two giant stone hands that appear to cradle the bridge. Show more

What other attractions can I explore in the Ba Na Hills Resort besides the Golden Bridge?

In addition to the Golden Bridge, the Ba Na Hills Resort boasts beautifully landscaped gardens, the Le Jardin D’Amour flower garden, cafes, and Linh Ung pagoda, which houses a towering Buddha statue. Fantasy Park also awaits, featuring an enormous indoor arcade with games, rides and other engaging activities to partake in. Show more

How long does it take to explore the Ba Na Hills Resort and Golden Bridge?

Comprehensively, exploring Ba Na Hills Resort may take one to two days. However, the Golden Bridge, the attraction in the resort that sees the most visitors, can be fully enjoyed in about an hour with a cable car ride to and from the bridge, lunch in one of the cafes, and sightseeing at the edge of the Hilltop. It is recommended that visitors take their time and stay on to partake in other attractions as well. Show more

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