Calling all travelers and wanderers: If you find yourself in Da Nang, Vietnam, you just have to see this masterpiece of a bridge. With a shimmering gold-colored walkway resting in the palms of two giant hands, this bridge is guaranteed to put you on a natural high.
Golden Bridge is situated just outside Da Nang, nestled in the Na Na hills. Constructed by TA Landscape Architecture in Ho Chi Minh City, the bridge is elevated 3,280 feet above sea level and winds its way along a 492-foot-long walkway.
Bordered by lobelia chrysanthemums, the bridge is comparable to a thin silk ribbon disappearing among the clouds on a cloudy day above an emerald-green Vietnamese fairy landscape.
“I feel like I’m walking on clouds,” says Vuong Thuy Linh, a visitor from Hanoi, reports Reuters. “It’s so unique.”
The concept behind the design is pure brilliance, and was created to look like the “giant hands of Gods, pulling a strip of gold out of the land,” said Vu Viet Anh, design principal at TA Landscape Architecture.
The giant hands constructed from stone, steel, and concrete rise up from the cliffs and have a rustic appearance, creating a stunning life-like appearance.
Visitors have likened the bridge to something out of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.
Da Nang, a former Vietnam warzone, is today a bustling seaside city and a top vacation hotspot, drawing thousands of visitors each year.
In fact, another surprise is in the pipeline for Da Nang—Silver Bridge. According to the designer, Anh, it is going to be designed to resemble “a strand of a God’s hair.” The Silver Bridge will join onto the Golden Bridge.
Check out the video on Da Nang’s Golden Bridge below: