God’s hands hold a bridge in Ba Na hills, Vietnam

A pair of giant hands lifts the ribbon-like Golden Bridge up in the air above Vietnam’s Trường Sơn Mountains. The Cau Vang (Golden Bridge) was opened to the public in early June 2018; since then it has been very inviting to visitors from both home and abroad.

The glistening structure emerges from the trees of Thien Thai garden in Ba Na Hills. Set more than 1,400 meters above sea level, the bridge incorporates eight spans and extends 150 meters long. Antique effect finishing is given to the hands and it seems they’ve been there for centuries.

“The bridge is designed to evoke the image of the giant hands of Gods, pulling a strip of gold out of the land,” said Vu Viet Anh, Design Principal at TA Landscape Architecture.

Lobelia Chrysanthemum flowers are planted along the grilled sides of the bridge, which looks like purple embroidery. Opened in June, the bridge is reportedly part of a $2 billion project to attract more tourists in the area.

Ba Na Hills is a mountainside resort, establish by French colonists in 1919. Close to the city of Da Nang, it once held some 200 villas but today, only a few ruins remain. Ba Na Hills now holds a Fantasy Park and a ‘French village’, with cobbled streets.