From a sprawling glass promenade that towers over a gorge in China to a striking structure that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountaintops of Whistler in British Columbia, the last few years have seen unique bridges popping up all over the world, much to the delight of tourists and locals alike. Adding to the collection of must see constructions is a brand new offering in Vietnam; a shimmering golden bridge set into a mountain that looks as if it is held up by a pair of enormous stone hands.
Located in the Ba Na Hills in Danang, the impressive structure stands 1414 metres above sea level, and winds its way around a 150-metre course lined with flowers. The bridge has views of the lush greenery of the surrounding area, as well as the soaring mountains off in the distance. Representing the hands of a mountain god, two large mossy stone structures can be seen “lifting” the bridge above the peak. A curved pathway leads visitors along the bridge, with a section a planted purple flowers that they can admire.
The bridge is finished in a rich gold colour and offers stunning views of the surrounding area. Image by Sun World Ba Hills
Called Cau Vang, or “Golden Bridge”, the structure took approximately one year to construct and has already proven a hit with visitors. Crowds from near and far have travelled to the site since it opened last month, sharing breath-taking imagery of the bridge and its views. Recently, the Golden Bridge hosted a special fashion shoot that saw famous Vietnamese models strutting their stuff.
The enormous stone hands can be seen emerging from the mountain, seemingly holding the structure in place. Image by Sun World Ba Na Hills
The Cau Vang bridge becomes the latest attraction in an area already brimming with tourist activity. Also on the site is a French Village that includes distinctive squares, churches, and hotels, as well as a flower garden. Visitors to the area can also visit a brewery, a shrine and a wax museum.