Da Nang: In the mountains of central Vietnam, a colossal pair of hands lifts a golden thread of walkway high above the clifftops, as if the mountain itself has sprouted limbs. “I feel like I’m walking on clouds,” said Vuong Thuy Linh, a tourist from Hanoi. “It’s so unique”.
Cau Vang or the Golden Bridge in Vietnam’s Ba Na Hills has attracted scores of tourists since it opened in June, eager to see a novel piece of architecture famed for its unusual design.
The pedestrian walkway, designed by TA Landscape Architecture in Ho Chi Minh City, sits at over 1,000 metres (3,280 ft) above sea level and extends over the treetops from the edge of a leafy cliff face, offering tourists uninterrupted views of the majestic landscape beneath. The bridge was designed to evoke the image of the “giant hands of Gods.
- It is designed to make visitors feel like they’re taking a stroll on a shimmering thread stretching across the hands of gods.
- The bridge supports, two huge stone-colored human hands styled in such a way that it looks as if the jungle is struggling to reclaim them, which have garnered the most attention from visitors.
- The bridge has attracted hordes of guests since it opened in the Ba Na Hills near Danang in June.
- At 490 ft, the bridge snakes through the forest high up in mountains first developed by French colonists as a hill station in 1919.