San Francisco has the Golden Gate Bridge – and now Vietnam has the Golden Bridge.
Named for its 150-metre-long golden footbridge, the extraordinary, eminently Instagrammable bridge is called Cau Vang (translation: “golden bridge”).
Located in Thien Thai Garden, above the Ba Na Hills outside of Da Nang in central Vietnam, the views from the bridge – which sits at a height of 1,400 metres above sea level – are spectacular.
But it’s the giant hands that will have everyone talking – and posting photos to Facebook and Instagram. The bridge appears to be held up by two enormous hands carved from stone. They give the impression that they’ve been there for hundreds and hundreds of years, but in fact the bridge only opened in June 2018. The hands also appear to be carved from stone, but that’s just another clever design choice by designers, TA Landscape Architecture.
“We designed the skeleton of the hands and covered them with steel meshes,” a representative of the company told Bored Panda. “Then we finished with fibreglass and added the theming on it. The entire construction of the bridge took about a year.”
We’ve got to hand it to them (boom boom!) – it’s pretty special. Check out the video below: