This Golden Bridge in Vietnam is Like Something from Game of Thrones
High in the mountains above Da Nang, Vietnam sits one of the most unique bridges we’ve ever come across. It’s called the Golden Bridge and it winds its way around a the Ba Na Hills, supported by a pair of giant hands straight out of a Game of Thrones set.
The 150m-long Golden Bridge opened its gates to visitors in early June in the tourist retreat of Thien Thai Garden. The bridge sits 1,400 meters above sea level, offering breath-taking views of the Da Nang mountain range below.
The bridge is divided into eight spans. Along each perimeter is a line of Lobelia Chrysanthemum flowers, for some contrast against gold balustrades, while a giant pair of hands have been finished with a weathered effect, creating the illusion of age and antiquity.
The scheme is part of £2 billion project to entice tourists to the area in central Vietnam. The country has seen a major rise in tourism since the 90s, with record numbers reaching 3.77 million international tourists in 2009 alone, and maintaining similar numbers ever since.
Though a specific designer hasn’t been credited with the Golden Bridge, renderings of the scheme had previously been created by TA Landscape Architecture. Check out more of their works over at the TA Corporation Website.
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