Golden Bridge in the Hand of God
Designed to create visitors desire they are taking a stroll on a shimmering thread stretching across the hands of gods, the “Golden Bridge” has attracted hordes of guests since it opened. Nestled within the forested hills of central Vietnam two big concrete hands emerge from the trees, holding up a glimmering golden bridge jam-pawncked with joyful visitors taking selfish at the country’s latest eccentric tourist draw.
Designed to create guests feel like they are taking a stroll on a shimmering thread stretching across the hands of gods, the “Golden Bridge” has attracted hordes of guests since it opened in the Ba Na Hills close to Danang in June. Images of the bridge have gone viral on social media, a lot of to the surprise of the designer who had no plan it’d attract such a lot attention.
“We’re proud that our product has been shared by people everywhere the world,” principal designer and founding father of Ta landscape architecture, Vu Viet Anh, told AFP. At 150 meters long (490 feet), the bridge snakes through the forest high in mountains initial developed by French colonists as a hill station in 1919.
Today the realm may be a major traveler attraction, boasting a compartment, duplicate French medieval village — together with fake castle and cathedral — manicured gardens and a wax depository that includes statues of girl Gaga and Michael Jordan. The only remnants of the first French occupants are the crumbling remains of their vacation homes that may still be noticed from the compartment. But guests are principally curious about the recently engineered Cau Vang, which implies “Golden Bridge” in Vietnamese.
In 2016 it opened a cable car on Vietnam’s tallest mountain Fansipan within the traveler hot pot Sapa, prompting complaints from locals who felt it spoiled the landscape and took business off from trekking guides.
A “crystal cloud” installation of 58,000 shimmering Swarovski beads within the rice-terraced hills of northern Vietnam opened earlier this year, whereas the surreal “Crazy House” building in central DA lat, designed to seem a trippy treehouse, has long attracted legions of curious guests. The communist country has long sought-after to spice up traveller numbers and position itself as a must-see destination in Southeast Asia.
It clocked thirteen million foreign guests last year, principally from China — a so much cry from the thirty five million international guests to Thailand in 2017.
Golden Bridge designer Anh aforesaid he already has another project within the works: a silver bridge created to seem sort of a god’s strand of hair that may connect with his existing structure within the Ba Na Hills.