Emerging as a media phenomenon in 2018, “Golden Hands Bridge” in Danang, Vietnam is still a name that is constantly mentioned and has become a leading destination in Vietnam. Da Nang’s Golden Bridge may not be the most cultural or spiritual things to do in Vietnam, but it has quickly become of the coolest. This guide will help you get from many of Vietnam’s major hubs to the Golden Bridge in a variety of ways.
The Golden Bridge is a product of Sun Group and is part of the Bana Hills theme park located on Mount Bana, Da Nang. Started construction in 2017 and officially went into operation in June 2018.
2. What makes Golden Hands Bridge unique?
The Golden Bridge is built at a height of over 1400 meters above sea level, the total length is 148.6 m, divided into 8 beats, of which the longest span is about 21.2 m. As a pedestrian bridge, the Da Nang Golden Bridge possesses a 3-meter-wide surface of the bridge with 5-cm thick wooden bridge materials so you can enjoy and dance. The special point makes the main name is the gold-plated stainless steel railing frame.
Thanks to its “great” height, Golden Bridge is like crossing the sky, helping you touch the flying clouds. In the midst of the cloudy sky and the poetic nature of Ba Na Hills and Da Nang lands, you will feel every step you take as walking in the clouds.
Some says this is the hands of God pulling out a golden thread between heavenly sky, another idea is that this is hands of a woman lifting the bridge higher or this mossy green is a “giant” from the ground who is reaching out to “smash” the bridge because it dared to build an artificial building across their sacred land. And no matter what opinion, no one can deny the magnificence of this design.
3. How to get to Golden Bridge Vietnam
The golden bridge is on the top of the Bana hills, designed to connect the cable car stations and gardens.
To be exact, the golden bridge is located in the Thien Thai garden of the flower garden of Le Jardin A’mour, the altitude is about 1414 meters above sea. To get to Golden Bridge Vietnam, you need to buy the tickets to Bana Hills and take the cable car to the top. The ticket includes the cable care fee.
|Ba Na Hills Address: An Son Village, Hoa Ninh Commune, Hoa Vang District, TP. Danang.
Admission costs: Fares include 2-way cable cars, climbing trains, wine cellars, Le Jardin flower gardens and most games in Fantasy Park amusement park.
Tickets for adults and children over 1m3 tall: 700,000 VND;
Hours of operation: 8:00 – 18:30 all days of the week.
How to get to the Golden Bridge from Hanoi/ Ho Chi Minh City
In order to get to Golden Bridge from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, you need to get a flight/ train to Danang city first, then follow the below steps to get to the Golden Bridge.
There are a number of direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi to Danang within 1-hour flight.
If you’re not in a hurry to get to Da Nang we would highly recommend traveling by train because you get to enjoy that passing scenery but you also get to experience more of the Vietnamese people and their culture.
How to get to the Golden Bridge from Da Nang city.
Once you are in Danang city, you need to spend about a 1-hour journey to get to the Golden Bridge from Da Nang city center, including a drive, a cable car and a walk. Here’s a little step-by-step guide on how to get from Da Nang to the Golden Bridge.
Step 1 – Get to the Ba Na Foothills
Once you’re ready to head out, there are a number of options for getting to the bottom of the Ba Na Hills from Da Nang city/ Airport. There are several cable car stations that service the enormous area of the Ba Na Hills; the one you need to aim for is the Hoi An Station, which takes you directly to the Golden Bridge. The following options all cover the 25km from Da Nang to the Ba Na Hills and should get you there in under an hour.
Option 1 – Taxi
All of the taxis in Da Nang are now legally set at the same price per kilometer. Taxis are the most convenient option as this is a reflexible service and you can go at any time, but the price might be higher than other means of transportation. You can catch a taxi from reliable taxi companies such as Mai Linh, Di Chung taxi or Vinasun Taxi. They are ubiquitous on the streets of Danang.
Expect to pay 300,000 – 350,000 VND ($13 – $15 USD) each way from the city centre in a normal 4-seater taxi, or around 400,000 – 450,000 VND ($17.25 – $19.50 USD) for a 6-seater SUV.
Taxis will wait for you at the bottom of the hill and return you to your hotel afterward if you can negotiate a higher price for them to do so. Minibusses can be booked for bigger groups, but bookings must be made prior to the date of travel and costs can vary more.
Option 2 – Private Car or Self-Drive
For the most freedom on your way from Da Nang to the Golden Bridge, you can contact one of Da Nang’s many car rental companies and arrive at the Ba Na foothills in style. Alternatively, if you feel like travelling the Vietnamese way, you can rent a motorbike within the city and take the scenic drive yourself. Motorbike rental companies like Da Nang Bikes and Hidden Land Travel abound in Da Nang because of the popularity of taking a hog along the Hai Van Pass, so options are plentiful and great deals can certainly be found.
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Option 3 – Join a tour
The comfort and convenience of an organized day trip to the Ba Na Hills from Da Nang makes this option a great one for families. These sorts of tours cover everything involved in the return trip to the Golden Bridge from Da Nang, including transport from your hotel to the Ba Na Hills, entrance fee, lunch and a guided tour of some of the Ba Na Hills’ most sought-after attractions, before the return to your hotel in the afternoon. The tour will cost about ($60 to $75)with added extras around Da Nang varying between different tour options.
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Step 2 – Board the Cable Car
Once arrived at the bottom of the Ba Na Hills, proceed through the entrance to purchase a ticket for the park. Tickets are 750,000 VND ($33 USD) for an adult and 600,000 VND ($26.50 USD) for a child between 1m and 1.3m in height. Children taller than these specifications are charged the same as adults. Walk through to the Hoi An Station, where the longest cable car in the world awaits. You can book the Cable car tickets here and enjoy up to 15% discount
Queue for the cabin and step in when it arrives. The cable car ride from Da Nang to the Golden Bridge is about 17 minutes and arrives at the ‘Marseilles Station’. Along the way, its passes above gorgeous verdant scenery and provides excellent views down below to Da Nang’s My Khe Beach and the urban expanse of the city. Also along the way, it shatters many of the previously held Guinness World Records for cable cars, such as the greatest elevation change from floor to top and the greatest distance between two cable pylons.
Step 3 – Head out onto the Bridge
From the circular arrival room of the Marseilles Station, you can exit directly onto the Golden Bridge and begin your walk along its 150 meters of wooden walkways, flanked by lavender and coated from the bottom and the handrails in a royal gold. After getting your pictures of the fabulous bridge, its magnificent hands and the uncompromised view of Da Nang with its beach and mountains from high above, you can take in the rest of the Ba Na Hills at your leisure. There are a multitude of activities for you to enjoy before you take a cable car back from any of the stations to the entrance of the park, and onwards to Da Nang via your return transport.
How to get to the Golden Bridge from Hoi An
Da Nang and its southern neighbour of Hoi An are very well connected and a drive between the two only takes about half an hour. This means that getting from Hoi An to the Golden Bridge is only a slightly longer journey than going from Da Nang. The drive will take about 70 minutes if going by car and slightly longer by motorbike. From the bottom of the Ba Na Hills, take the cable car up to reach the Golden Bridge. Here are some of the options if coming from Hoi An:
Option 1 – Shuttle Bus
Fewer shuttle buses operate this route, but you will still be able to find a great deal at the travel agents around Hoi An. The increased distances mean that the shuttle bus will not only follow a different schedule, but will cost a little more. Expect around 200,000 to 250,000 VND ($8.50 to $10.90 USD) per person for a return trip from Hoi An to the Ba Na Hills.
Option 2 – Taxi
The same reliable travel companies of Mai Linh, Dichungtaxi and Vinasun Taxi all operate from Hoi An as well as Da Nang. Prices are a little more expensive to reflect the extra mileage required in getting from the Ancient Town to the Ba Na Hills. Expect prices of about 575,000 to 725,000 VND ($22.80 to $31.50 USD) for a regular 4-seater that you can book through your hotel or by waving one down outside the pedestrianized Ancient Town.
Option 3 – Private Car or Self-Drive
As in Da Nang, many car rental companies in Hoi An sell the services of their experienced drivers. Of these, Travelocity is one of the more trusted ones, while thrill-seekers looking to incorporate the beautiful coastal road connecting Hoi An and Da Nang can do so on a self-driven motorbike.
Option 4 – Join a Tour
For an all-inclusive and stress-free day trip from Hoi An to the Ba Na Hills, the premier option would be a guided tour. These are one-day tours that cover all transportation, entrance fees, and meals, with a English language tour of all of the theme park’s attractions, including the Golden Bridge.