The Golden Bridge in Vietnam opened in June, and it is already a tourist magnet and viral hit. Though its popularity surprised the architect behind the structure, it was clearly made to be a star. For starters, the bridge itself is made from a shiny gold-colored metal, and it’s held up by two giant stone hands.
The architect who dreamed up this inventive infrastructure is Vu Viet Anh, founder of TA Landscape Architecture. His work stands at an altitude of 4,500 feet. The curving structure affords visitors a spectacular view over the lush Trường Sơn Mountains near Da Nang, Vietnam.
“We’re proud that our product has been shared by people all over the world,” Anh told the South China Morning Post.
People from all over the world are flocking to the bridge. One visitor, travel blogger Ayda June, recommended arriving early to avoid the crowds and snap a clear photo, like her beautiful shot below:
There is plenty of space for tourists to spread out on the Golden Bridge. The bridge is nearly 500 feet long, and the hands are so large they dwarf people. These visitors are a fraction of the size of one finger:
The Golden Bridge’s Scenic Details
The walkway features golden railings lined with purple lobelia chrysanthemums. The two colors combine for a truly royal effect and contrast with the weathered-stone look of the hands and lush green foliage.
The eye-catching bridge is just one of the attractions bringing tourists to Ba Na Hills, originally a French colonial mountainside resort. Additionally, visitors here will find a cable car, a replica of a French medieval village, manicured gardens, restaurants and a wax museum. All this is part of Sun World, a theme park not unlike Disney World.
There’s more to come for the area, too. Designer Anh has yet another gilded project in the works. Next up is a spiral silver bridge that will connect to this golden structure.
Hands down, the Golden Bridge is Instagram gold — and a scenic new reason to venture to Vietnam.