Walking On Sunshine: Exploring The Magic Of Vietnam’s Golden Hand Bridge!
BY sagnika sinhaOct 5, 2023
Are you one of those who loves taking stunning photographs of monuments worldwide? The Golden Hand Bridge is one of the striking monuments that can give you the perfect backdrop for your picture or a wallpaper-worthy photo. The Golden Hand Bridge in Vietnam is an attraction in a themed park that was recently added to the list of beautiful places worldwide. The bridge's construction started in July 2017 and was completed in April 2018. A stunning and unique architectural wonder, Golden Hand Bridge deserves all the attention and popularity it is getting! It is beautifully located in the Ba Na Hills Amusement Park in one of the major cities, Da Nang, in Vietnam. The attraction has become viral due to social media platforms! In this article, I am writing about how walking on the Golden Hand Bridge in Vietnam feels! It is like walking on sunshine as the environment adds up to the beauty of the bridge! Walking On Sunshine: Exploring The Magic Of Vietnam's Golden Hand Bridge! Image Source The amusement park in which the Hand Bridge has been built is a Disney-style theme park known as Ba Na Hills. Hand bridge is another common name for the Golden Bridge! You can see it all over social media as people visit the place and create beautiful pictures. If you want to visit the Golden Bridge Vietnam, you can take a guided tour of the Ba Na Hills from Hoi An or Da Nang! Along with the bridge, other things are included in the guide, such as Fantasy Park, the French Village, and the Cable car ride. The whole trip will take at least 3 hours to cover! If you are taking a car ride from the city, it will take some time. You will have to pay 750000 dong to visit the bridge, which might seem more expensive for some, especially if the weather is overcast! You still have to visit the bridge because it is one of a kind! Costs Of Tickets To Visit Golden Bridge Da Nang! Image Source You do not have to pay any money to visit the bridge. However, the Ba Na Hills Resorts owns the Golden Bridge Da Nang Bridge. The bridge is included in the Sun World Ba Na Hills tourism complex, so the rate of visiting the resort is included in the ticket price for the cable car. You have to reach the resort by car while reaching the hilltop of Ba Na Hills by cable car. The ticket price for adults for a round-trip is $38.30! You can visit the bridge in two seasons, extending from April to September and October to December. For children whose height is between 1m and 1.4m, the round-trip tickets cost around $31.01! Children below that height can visit where their parents do not need to buy any tickets. There are also offers with a lunch buffet and combo cable car tickets priced around USD $46.38. About Golden Bridge Da Nang! Image Source One of the most photographed spots located within Ba Na Hills, Golden Bridge Da Nang is a 500-foot-long bridge with railings shining in golden color. The bridge has been constructed with such a design that it is cradled between two colossal hands. The hands are so big that they seem to be up in the clouds. Further, during rainy days, the clouds are covering the hands. The bridge is 12.8m wide with eight arches. The concept of the bridge was about walking across the hands of the God of mountains on the clouds. The Hand Bridge in Vietnam acts as a connector between the cable car station, which is located at the hilltop, and the Paradise Gardens. Further, the bridge gives you a perfect view of the Annamitr Mountains and the East Sea. I suggest you arrive early in the morning if you want an excellent picture of the attraction or get a photo of yourself on the bridge. When visiting the bridge, you can also cover fantasy parks, the French village, and a cable car ride, making it a complete circle! How To Reach The Golden Bridge In Vietnam? To reach the Golden Hands Bridge Vietnam from Da Nang City, you must go to Sun World Ba Na Hills first. You can go from Thien Thai Flower Garden or Marseille station to the Golden Hand Bridge. There are different transportation routes which you can take! Car Rental In Da Nang You can rent a car in Da Nang to travel to the bridge, especially with people ranging from 4 to 45 people. The rental vehicle is both cost-saving and flexible. The round trip ranges from somewhere $17.02 to $93.62. Taxi If you are looking for something reasonable, book a taxi if you are in a group of 4 to 7 people. The price of a round-trip taxi visit starts from $21.28 to $25.53. Bus To Ba Na If your budget is cheap, take a bus from Da Nang, which will take you to Ba Na in just 75 minutes. The bus is specifically for tourists, and the round-trip costs $6.38 per head. However, the timing could be more relaxed as tourists are picked up between 7:30 and 8:30 from Da Nang. While returning, tourists are picked up from Ba Na between 14:30 and 15:30 to return once the Bridge tour is done. For tourists, it can be restrictive at times! Transfer Car From Danang To Ba Na The transfer car starts from 72 Nguyen Chi Thanh and takes tourists to Ba Na Hills, with the round-trip ticket costing around $2.98 per head. This transportation is convenient for visitors planning to visit Ba Na in the morning, but there will be issues for evening visitors! Again, with the pocket-friendly rate, the car is restricted concerning the timing of the transfer car, which only functions between 8:30 in the morning and 18:00! Motorbike Rental If you are young and know how to ride a motorbike or your partner knows, go for the motorbike rental! It is one of the best choices for tourists because it creates opportunities for you to enjoy nature and its beauty. This transportation choice lets you stay the most active concerning your travel plans. The motorbike rental price ranges from $4.26 to $6.38 per head. What Is The Best Time To Visit The Golden Bridge Da Nang? Image Source What is the perfect time to visit Golden Hand Bridge in Vietnam? The opening hours of the bridge start at 8:00 AM, while it closes at 18:30. Considering it is one of the recent and popular attractions on social media, there is a huge crowd. You must know the crowded time while visiting the bridge is between 9 AM and 17:00. So, if you plan to visit the bridge to avoid the rush or the crowd, you must visit either before 9 AM or after 17:00 PM. You can experience four seasons, namely summer, winter, spring, and autumn when you go to the bridge. The cool atmosphere you enjoy up on the bridge is amazing, along with the beautiful scenery. When taking pictures of the attraction, you have to include one of the hands in your photo! It looks majestic! Along with that, you can also opt for panoramic photos. Either simulate the hand or stand inside it to show the magnificent perspective of it. Places To Visit While On the Golden Hand Tour! Image Source Based on my understanding of other people's experience of the place, you can visit the place either in the morning or afternoon. If you are hoping for foggy pictures or with the sun rising high on the clouds, go in the morning! Sometimes, you can also catch birds flying, which is a beautiful visual! However, if you are looking for more light, glowing sun in your pictures, you can go in the afternoon. The sunset is just perfect in the afternoon, with a romantic vibe. If you are visiting with your partner, it is the perfect time to go, especially when the photographs will be to die for! Apart from the Golden Hand Bridge, remember that there are other places to visit, such as an amusement park called the Fantasy Park. How can you remember the restaurants and cafes that are of different styles? You have to try the delicious food and beverages there. Further, you gotta visit the Ling Ung Pagoda and the flower gardens. Weather Must Be Taken Into Consideration! Image Source The Golden Hand Bridge has been constructed to be up in the clouds. It is, therefore, important to consider the weather when visiting the Golden Hand Bridge. According to a review on Tripadvisor by udontnomee3e, an overcast day is a bad day to visit the bridge! If the weather is rainy, cold, and cloudy, there is a high chance that you will not be able to enjoy the attraction or take good pictures. The issue, however, with it is that you cannot know what the weather will be when you go up from below because the weather is completely different! During bad weather, the visibility becomes terrible, and the steps become slippery. It isn't obvious because when you are on the ground, you will not realize the weather status on the bridge. At the top, it might be completely different! Highlight Of The Golden Hand Bridge! Image Source The bridge has hosted a fashion show called "A Walk on a Cloud" fashion by the Fashion Voyage. It is a groundbreaking achievement, especially with the spectacular natural view and a harmonious blend of architecture. The bridge has inspired many designers from the fashion industry to create something that represents out-of-the-world structure. Many couples have done their wedding photo shoots, especially if the location has been accessible. Even though it looks artificial, the bridge is quite interesting in becoming a worldwide photography sensation. It is nothing close to Disneyland, but the amusement park in which it has been made has created quite a stir and an awareness! Accommodation At Ba Na Hills! Image Source If you are planning to stay at Ba Na Hills, consider the tour of the Golden Hand Bridge, which can be completed in less than one day! There are other features and attractions that you have to complete, and then you have to book your accommodations there. Some of the best hotels or resorts that you can book while on a trip to the Golden Hand Bridge are as follows: Monarque Hotel - This hotel is a beautiful stay with all the amenities made available! The hotel is mostly for accommodation as the outside is so beautiful and filled with activities and attractions for you to visit. The distance of the hotel is 27.7 km from the Golden Bridge. If you are on a romantic trip, this hotel is definitely for you, as it is perfect for a romantic getaway! As partners, you can enjoy yourselves in the pool apart from the beautiful scenery outside. Muong Thanh Luxury Song Han Hotel - This hotel is 24.6 km from the bridge and is one of the best regarding family stays. The hotel has all the services and amenities, especially with amazing staff services. Traveling as a family, this hotel will ensure all your and your family's requirements are met. Ba Na Hills Mountain Resort - The distance between the resort and the Golden Bridge is 25 km with an altitude of 1487 m! It is one of the favorites based on the guests' ratings and reviews. Apart from having exotic theme parks, the resort offers many recreational activities! Start Packing… Have you started packing yet? Now that we have discussed all about Golden Hand Bridge, Vietnam, you have to visit once in a lifetime. Attractions like these worldwide urge us to see them and create memories of a lifetime. As humans, we are supposed to enjoy the beautiful scenic views worldwide. Even artificial ideas, along with the beauty of nature, confirm our growth and survival. Golden Hand Bridge is worth visiting, along with facilitating accommodations and other attractions. Comment below to tell me why you want to visit Golden Hand Bridge, or have you already checked it off the bucket list? 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