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Vietnamese Golden Bridge — Cầu Vàng

Photo credit: Trung Le

Going to Vietnam? Well, don’t miss out on visiting the Golden Bridge!

It is one of the most impressive bridges in the world, and its picture is widely circulated.

This 150-meter (492 ft) long pedestrian bridge is sited in the Bà Nà Hills resort, near Da Nang, Vietnam.

The bridge loops nearly back around to itself and has two giant colored stone hands designed to appear to support the massive structure that is 1400 meters (4593 ft) above sea level.

It is designed to connect the cable car station with the lavender gardens (avoiding a steep incline) and to provide a scenic overlook.

The structure has become a very popular tourist attraction since it was opened.

The bridge snakes through the forest high up in the mountains in an area first developed under French colonial rule as a hill station.

The construction of the bridge was finished within six months and is described as an architectural wonder.

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Edited by Jesus Chan

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