The Golden Bridge Vietnam (also known as Cau Vang) in Ba Na Hills has become an internet legend since it was first opened to the public in June 2018.
Thanks to Instagram, this incredible bridge has made it to the top of everyone’s Vietnam Bucket List and it’s easy to see why!
I have put together this complete guide to Cau Vang including how to get there, how much it costs, and the best time to visit the Golden Bridge Da Nang.
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WHERE IS THE GOLDEN BRIDGE IN VIETNAM?
Golden Bridge Vietnam in Ba Na Hills, is located 30km west of Da Nang City in Vietnam.
It’s the latest attraction at Sun World Ba Na Hills fantasy amusement park and the only access to the Golden Bridge Da Nang (Cau Vang Da Nang) is by riding the Ba Na Hills cable car from the base of the mountain to the top station.
Awesome Fact: The Ba Na Hills cable car holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest cable car system which takes you directly to the bridge.
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Cau Vang Vietnam
GOLDEN BRIDGE DA NANG MAP
GOLDEN BRIDGE DAY TOUR FROM DA NANG
The Golden Bridge Da Nang Day Tour is the most top-rated tour with great reviews and thousands of bookings.
This tour includes pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in Da Nang and all entrance fees for Ba Na Hills.
All this for $50 USD.
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Gondola ride to the Hand Bridge Vietnam
HOW TO GET TO BA NA HILLS
There are a number of ways of reaching Sunworld Golden Bridge Vietnam which I have listed below:
A private taxi from Da Nang to Ba Na Hills will set you back around 800,000 VND for a return trip and the drive takes approximately one hour each way.
Grab taxis are a very popular means of transport in Vietnam and much cheaper than the cost of a normal taxi. A Grab taxi from Da Nang to Ba Na Hills costs around 500,000 VND return. Download the Grab app from the App Store and you’re good to go.
The most convenient option for reaching Ba Na Hills is to rent a car in Da Nang and from here it’s very easy to self-navigate your way to Ba Na Hills with the aid of Google Maps on your smartphone.
Make sure to search for ‘Ba Na Cable Car Service Parking Lot’ to find your way to the main entrance.
Note: If you search for ‘Ba Na Hills’ on Google Maps this will lead you to the top of the mountain and these directions are incorrect.
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GOLDEN BRIDGE VIETNAM OPENING HOURS
Sun World Amusement Park and the Golden Bridge Da Nang are open 7 days a week from 7:30 am – 9:30 pm.
GOLDEN BRIDGE DA NANG ENTRANCE FEE
The entrance fee to Sun World Ba Na Hills and the Golden Bridge is 700,000 VND ($30) which includes the cable car ride and in my opinion, it’s worth every cent.
You can find the ticket office right next to the parking lot and once paid, you will receive a mud map of Sun World Ba Na Hills fantasy amusement park and each point of interest is clearly marked on the map.
Alternatively, you can purchase your ticket online in advance and skip the queue.
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Sun World Ba Na Hills
WHAT TO EXPECT AT CAU VANG
The gondola ride takes around twenty minutes from the bottom station to the top of Ba Na Hills, boasting spectacular views of Da Nang’s coastline and surrounding mountains as you ascend on the world’s longest cable car.
When you reach the top, you’ll be greeted with the sight of the giant, white-washed, colossal hands holding up the famed Golden Bridge Da Nang.
The bridge was designed to evoke the image of God’s hands pulling a strip of gold out of the land. The shimmering golden walkway sits at 1,400 meters above sea level and stretches 150 meters through the treetops on Ba Na Hills.
Due to its popularity, the bridge is flooded with visitors, day in and day out, however, you will still get to enjoy uninterrupted panoramic views of the landscapes below.
Travel Tip: If you arrive as soon as the park opens at 7:30 am you might get lucky to take some photos without the crowds. Also, hang around till sunset and you might have the same luck!
God’s hands holding up the bridge were purposely constructed to look weathered as if they had been there for centuries, giving it an antique look.
SUN WORLD BA NA HILLS FANTASY PARK
Sun World really is a fantasy land that recreates a French-style village with castles galore and cobblestone streets, sitting high above the clouds in Ba Na Hills.
Sun World is rated Vietnam’s most popular entertainment area and tourist attraction which brings in over 1.5 million visitors each year.
Visitors can enjoy attractions such as the French village, flower gardens, wax museum, spiritual pagodas, the golden bridge, Bavarian beer garden, a rollercoaster, and a fantasy park.
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Big Buddha at Sun World Ba Na Hills
French Village Ba Na Hills
WHERE TO STAY IN DA NANG
Da Nang has hundreds of accommodations to choose from so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay to suit the needs of luxury travelers, budget backpackers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Fusion Maia Resort
Located on the beautiful My Khe Beach, this 5-star Villa features beachfront accommodation, an outdoor pool, a private courtyard, spacious living, open plan living, and large rooms with private bathrooms. Enjoy the all-day breakfast menu and it’s close to nearby attractions.
Mid Range: Sea Wind Hotel
This awesome 3-star hotel features a garden terrace, ocean views and it’s within walking distance of the beach. Sea Wind Hotel offers free wifi, room service, and breakfast is included at the hotel restaurant. The rooms are spacious featuring a flat-screen tv, air-conditioning, fridge and kitchen amenities, a private bathroom, and large king-size beds. The perfect place for couples and families.
Budget: Sky Harbour Hostel Da Nang
One of the best budget-friendly hostels in Da Nang! Centrally located, the Sky Harbour Hostel features express check-in, free wifi, a shared lounge, and an outdoor terrace. They have dorm rooms and private rooms available with air-conditioning. Perfect for friends and solo travelers.
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WHAT TO PACK FOR VIETNAM
When visiting Vietnam, here is a list of items I highly recommend bringing with you;
- Sunscreen – the Vietnamese sun is very strong, so make sure to pack some high-quality sunscreen.
- Quick-dry travel towel – the most compact and lightweight towel for traveling.
- Reusable water bottle – stay hydrated by bringing along a reusable water bottle.
- Backpack – The Nomatic 30L Travel Pack is the ultimate backpack for everyday adventures.
If you’re interested in taking awesome photos and videos on your travels, this is the camera gear that I use and recommend;
- GoPro HERO10 – the most popular camera on the planet for action-packed adventures.
- Canon EOS R – perfect for traveling, this is the most affordable, compact camera on the market.
- DJI Mini 3 Pro – take your photos and videos to new heights with this user-friendly drone camera.
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TRAVEL RESOURCES FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP
Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or it’s your first trip overseas, here are some useful travel resources to help you kick-start your next adventure!
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