Vietnam's Cau Vang Bridge Is Like None Other


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Vietnam’s Bà Nà Hills, which attracts over 2.7 million visitors annually, is home to many popular tourist attractions. These include the world’s longest non-stop single track cable car, a replica French medieval village complete with a faux castle, and the perfectly manicured Thien Thai gardens. However, none are as exquisite as the newly-built Cau Vang (Golden Bridge in Vietnamese) pedestrian bridge, which opened to the public in June 2018.

Designed to evoke the feeling of treading on a shimmering thread, the 490-foot-long, eight-section pedestrian walkway sits 4,600 feet above sea level, offering visitors stunning views of the surrounding mountainscape and the resort town below. However, what makes the Cau Vang bridge, which took a year to build, unique is the two massive hands holding the structure. Though they appear to be crafted from ancient weathered stone, the palms are made using steel meshes and fiberglass.

Cau Vang Bridge in Vietnam (Photo Credit:

“It creates a walkway in the sky, among the foggy and fairy-like lands of Bà Nà mountain,” said Vu Viet Anh, the head designer at TA Landscape Architecture who constructed the bridge. The architect told the design was inspired by the "world of gods, giant things and living things."

While Anh had hoped his vision would resonate with visitors, even he is surprised at the amount of attention the golden bridge is garnering worldwide. Not one to rest on his laurels, the architect is already busy designing a “sister” bridge – meant to resemble a silver strand of God’s hair that will connect to the sparkling gold strand.

Fan Bridge in London (Gif Credit:

The Cau Vang bridge follows a recent trend of unusual footbridges that have been sprouting up across the world. Among them is London’s Fan Bridge, a hydraulic structure that resembles a traditional Japanese fan. Unveiled in 2014, the artistic installation is only open to the public for limited hours on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Lucky Knot Bridge in Changsha, China (Photo Credit: Next Architects)

Also intriguing is the Lucky Knot Bridge in Changsha, China. The 606-foot-long loop of three interconnected red pedestrian walkways was inspired by ancient Chinese knotting folk art and the infinite structure of the Möbius band — a nonorientable surface with one side and one boundary.


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  • yashoto
    yashotoWednesday, May 26, 2021 at 8:12 am
    I'm from Vietnam and i didn't know that existed
    • wolfieland
      wolfielandWednesday, April 7, 2021 at 8:09 am
      Here we go to the future 👽
      • sky_dragon
        sky_dragonThursday, January 14, 2021 at 1:29 am
        • cute_cuddly
          cute_cuddlyWednesday, November 4, 2020 at 7:28 am
          Those bridges are so cool but that last one look hard to walk on🙂
          • shadpo
            shadpoMonday, October 26, 2020 at 11:28 am
            cool 😎
            • wolfieland
              wolfielandThursday, August 13, 2020 at 6:49 am
              nice they must have cost a lot of money!
              • tiktokisthebest
                tiktokisthebestFriday, June 5, 2020 at 11:00 am
                So cool
                • carito10
                  carito10Monday, January 13, 2020 at 12:33 pm
                  all those bridges are so beautiful
                  • carito10
                    carito10Monday, January 13, 2020 at 12:32 pm
                    wow that's SO cool
                    • see ya later Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 11:05 am
                      that is cool