Golden Hands Bridge Vietnam

Golden Hands Bridge: How To Visit Vietnam’s Viral Attraction

Just outside of the beach city of Da Nang in Vietnam, there’s a mystical bridge that looks like it was made by ancient Gods. Except, it wasn’t. Despite looking like it’s thousands of years old, the Golden Hands Bridge only opened in 2018.

It quickly went viral after visitors posted incredible images of the bridge on social media, yet there’s still mystery about how to visit Vietnam’s Golden Hands Bridge. It looks like it rises up out of the clouds from nowhere, yet it’s actually within a huge amusement complex, Sunworld Ba Na Hills.

We’ve put together a guide that will tell you all you need to know. P.S. Just don’t forget the camera for this one.

What’s so special about the Golden Hands Bridge?

The bridge stands 1,400m above sea level above the Ba Na Hills, and has insane views of the countryside. But the most magical thing about the Golden Hands Bridge is that it looks like it’s being held up by two huge stone hands. While the giant hands seem to be carved from stone, they’re actually not.

“We designed the skeleton of the hands and covered them with steel meshes,” a company spokesman told Bored Panda.

“Then we finished with fibreglass and added the theming on it. The entire construction of the bridge took about a year.”

Even the journey to reach the bridge via the world’s longest and highest cable car is out of this world.

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How to get there:

By moped/car:

The drive takes just over one hour from Da Nang, but be careful with what you enter into Google Maps. Don’t put in ‘Golden Bridge’ or ‘Sun World Ba Na Hills’, as Google will lead you towards mountain roads that don’t exist.

Instead, enter ‘Bana Hill Cable Station’ and it will direct you to the car park where you can buy entrance tickets and hop on the cable car.

Group tour with transport: 

This tour on Klook will bring you to and from your hotel in Da Nang and is the easiest option if you don’t want to drive.

 

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How long does it take to visit?

Depending on how many other activities you want to do in Sunworld Ba Na hills, this is either a half or full day trip. You will need at least four hours in total to get here and have time to enjoy the bridge.

What’s the entrance price?

Tickets cost 700,000 VND / adult and 500,000 VND/ child, but this price includes entrance to the entire Ba Na hills park. Is it worth it? Without a doubt.

Can I use a drone?

You must first apply for and receive a permit to operate a drone in Vietnam. You can apply for a permit through this page. You’re not allowed to fly it over large crowds, so if there’s a lot of people on the bridge you will be told by security to put it away.

 

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Best time to go:

Word of warning: the Golden Hands Bridge gets super busy at times. Tour groups tend to arrive from 9am – 3pm, so come as early as possible for the best chance of getting a great photo. Sunworld opens from 7am – 10pm.

What else to do in Sunworld Bana Hills:

Sunworld has adventure rides, a giant Buddha monument, several cable car trips and a beautiful European-style village with cobblestone streets and restaurants. There’s also tranquil landscaped gardens and a German square with places to eat and drink.

 

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And for those of you who’ve been and are already looking forward to a return visit, there’s some good news. The Golden Bridge designers already have another project in the works: a silver bridge made to look like a god’s strand of hair that will connect to the existing structure in the Ba Na Hills.

Travelling in Vietnam? Read our guides here.

Sarah Clayton-Lea
Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder and global head of content of Big 7 Travel, 26-year-old Sarah created the company through her passion for discovering the world's best food and travel experiences. Formerly based in Dublin, Ireland, she now travels the world sharing her finds with our readers - a community that loves travel just as much as we do.

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