Hi travelers! Welcome to my travel guide on the famous Golden Bridge of Vietnam. My name is Chasity Hobbs. I’m an adventure enthusiast and nature-obsessed explorer who aims to educate others about protecting the outdoors as well as living a sustainable and healthy lifestyle. Because taking care of our bodies and our earth are fundamental to our wellbeing!
My brand (@through.the.llyns and www.throughthelyns.com) focuses on helping my audience escape the 9-5 grind to chase their passions! I grew up in small town Indiana and my love for photography started in middle school when I got my first point and shoot camera. I would take my friends out to the woods behind my house to do photoshoots with them.
Travel is something that I have always loved too. I believe that travel is a fundamental part of being a well rounded human being in the 21st century. Not only does it give you the opportunity to take incredible adventures but it also immerses you in different cultures, ways of life and perspectives to your own. Exploring the world has countless benefits to people’s wellbeing.
One amazing country that I traveled to in 2019 was Vietnam. This country was never high on my bucket-list but my husband and I decided to take a backpacking trip through Southeast Asia and Vietnam definitely ended up being one of my favorite countries! It was such a beautiful country to travel through – the North in particular was special.
Visiting the Famous Golden Bridge of Vietnam
We started our trip in South Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh to be exact. We also visited Da Lat and Mui Ne. But to be honest, after spending a little over a week in South Vietnam, we weren’t huge fans. We then left Vietnam and visited other countries in Asia before returning to North Vietnam.
The North turned out to be the Vietnam we were hoping for! We spent the last two weeks of our trip there and our favorite sights were in the North. It really turned our view of the country around. The last stop on our journey was Da Nang for five days to see the famous Golden Bridge of Vietnam.
My husband really wanted to see the Golden Bridge and to be honest I wasn’t expecting all that much. But we caught the first cable car ride up the mountain and were one of the first ones to be on the bridge. It was incredible! Walking the bridge truly felt like walking through god’s hands. The Golden Bridge ended up being my favorite place in all of Vietnam.
Fascinating Facts about the Golden Bridge of Vietnam
What was surprising to us was that the Golden Bridge was built in 2017 – only about two years before we got there despite the hands looking old. We learnt that this was by design. The bridge was built to invoke the sensation of walking along a thread stretching through the hands of god.
Another interesting fact was that the cable car to reach the bridge is the longest single-wire cable car in the world. It was so high up but it was magical and more beautiful than I could have imagined. The Ba Na Hills were like a fairytale with beautiful gardens and sculptures everywhere.
I also couldn’t believe that just a little further up from the bridge on the hill was a theme park and giant arcade for adults! There was a rock climbing wall, giant arcade, restaurants, a roller coaster and so much more. It was so much fun and we ended up spending the entire day there competing in arcade games, going on rides and having a blast.
Where to Stay when Visiting the Golden Bridge
If you have the money then it would be fun staying for a few days on the Ba Na Hills in the cool French town that is built up there. But keep in mind, it’s kind of pricey! We stayed in an Airbnb in the city of Da Nang right near the beach and it was only about a 40-minute drive to the cable cars which was no problem at all. I recommend staying in Da Nang.
Need to Know Before you Go
Get to the cable cars before it opens if you want photos on the bridge without any people, as it gets busy during the day! Being the first people to go and walk on the bridge was so special to me because it felt like we were walking through god’s hands and that no one else would come.
Also, plan to spend the whole day at the Ba Na Hills because a little further up on the hill is the theme park and giant arcade which is all included in your cable car ticket. And finally, plan for the weather during the time of year you go because the entire mountain can be covered in fog. We went toward the end of winter and the conditions were absolutely perfect!