Danang is considered to be the city of bridges in Vietnam. With the amazing and unique architecture, these man-made bridges become the feature of Danang. Visiting these 5 bridges in Danang should be in your list of what to see in Danang.
HAN RIVER BRIDGE – THE ONLY SWING BRIDGE IN VIETNAM
For a long time ago, the Han River swing bridge has been known as one of the most famous bridges in Danang city. It’s also a proud symbol of tourism of local people.
Crossing Han river, the bridge is the connection of two main roads of Le Duan Street and Pham Van Dong Street. Han River swing bridge’s total length comes to 487.7 meters, while its width is 12.9 meters, including 11 spans. It was constructed in 1998, then finished two years later.
The middle of the bridge rotates approximately 90 degrees on its axis every day at 1.am to open the way for ships passing by, and close at 3:30 in the early morning. However, this bridge often swings sooner at 11 pm on Saturday and Sunday to make chances for tourists to enjoy its unique beauty.
DRAGON BRIDGE – WORLD’S LARGEST STEEL DRAGON BRIDGE
This Danang Bridge is seen as the most unique architectural style, which has wavy dragon-shaped construction towards the sea. The bridge was designed by American architecture firm The Louis Berger Group. This bridge has a fire-breathing dragon-shaped design, which shows Orient conception as well as old Vietnamese culture.
The bridge crossing Han river is the fastest way to Danang international airport from the city center. It’s the connection of two main street Tran Hung Dao and Bach Dang with the total length of 666 meters and six-lane roadway.
Dragon Bridge often sprouts fire and water at 9 pm on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. Therefore, this unique bridge is on top bridges in Danang that become amazing entertainment spots on the weekends for tourists and local people.
Besides, right next to Dragon Bridge is Love Bridge for serving guests, especially young people. This is a place where couples often come to hang love locks on the bridge.
TRAN THI LY BRIDGE IN DANANG
About 1 kilometer far from Dragon Bridge, Tran Thi Ly Bridge is the oldest bridge among the bridges crossing Han river. French built this bridge on the French colonial period in 1950 with its first name De Lattre de Tassigny. Then, since 1975, the bridge was named after a courageous revolutionary activist Tran Thi Ly in the French-American period. Although she suffered many barbaric tortures, she was still brave to say nothing.
After 4 years since its reconstruction in 2009, the length now is 731 meters and 34 meters in width. With the image of sails facing toward the East Sea, the bridge is the pride of Danang people that shows the expectation of strong development in the future. Now, people consider Tran Thi Ly bridge as Vietnam’s most unique architectural cable-stayed bridge. Tran Thi Ly bridge has created a highlight architectural feature in Danang beauty spots.
THUAN PHUOC BRIDGE
Thuan Phuoc Bridge is Vietnam’s longest suspension bridge (1.8 kilometers).
The bridge connects Danang city center with Tien Sa port. The time of construction was in 2003; and then it finished in 2009 with the length of 1.856 meters, the width of 18 meters, and the height of 92 meters. This is one of the best ideal places to have an incredible city view at sunset.
The bridge is the symbol of extending wings toward the sea, which means that Danang city attempts to expand internationally.
Thuan Phuoc Bridge at the end of Han river crossing Danang bay links with Son Tra Peninsula. It also connects Nguyen Tat Thanh St. with Truong Sa- Hoang Sa St. that are Vietnam’s two largest coastal urban roads. Thuan Phuoc bridge is one of the most popular bridges in Danang you should visit on your Danang tour.
GOLDEN BRIDGE IN DANANG
Golden Bridge which is lifted up by two giant hands in Danang not only pays attention to Vietnamese guests, but it also appears regularly in oversea social-networking site and newspapers. Particularly, Gold Bridge ranks among the world’s most striking pedestrian bridges by the famous newspaper The Guardian.
Golden Bridge with two large hands become one of the most highlighted destinations of Danang city in recent times. Opening in June 2018 with an unprecedented unique design in Vietnam, it is 150 meters in length and over 1400 meters above sea level. Deck bridge is made by stress grade lumber, while the bridge railing’s material is gilded stainless steel.
This bridge is sitting on Ba Na Hills that is about 25 kilometers far away from Danang city center. Two ends of the bridge located in Marseille station and Thien Thai garden of Le Jardin d’Amour garden. Because it is in Ba Na Hills entertainment place, you need to buy a ticket for visiting. Here is some essential information about this spot:
Ba Na Hills
Address: An Son Village, Hoa Ninh Commune, Hoa Vang District, Danang City.
Price of entry: includes ticket of the cable car, funicular train, wine-cellar, Jardin garden, and most of the games in Fantasy Park amusement areas.
- Adult and children (above 1,3 meters in height): 700.000 VND
- Children (1 meter -1.3 meters): 550.000 VND
- Children (less than 1 meter): Free
Open hours: 8am – 6.30pm everyday
Particularly, when visiting these unique bridges in Danang, you should not miss wonderful photos that save happy moments. Apart from these bridges, other Danang beauty spots still have many fantastic things for you to explore, for example, Son Tra Peninsula, My Khe Beach, Ngu Hanh Son mountain, and so on. Let’s enjoy great bridges in Danang with our Danang city tour.