The Golden BridgeWith the daring and impressive design like a yellow ribbon held up by two giant hands at an attitude of 1,400 meters of Ba Na peak, the Golden Bridge has quickly become the most attractive destination in the central city of Da Nang.
The fame of the bridge even crossed over the frontier of Vietnam and was lauded as one of the most speculator bridges in the world by global media. According to preliminary statistic, so far, there have been 600 articles and newspapers reporting about the bridge, including CNN, BBC, Reuters, and the New York Times.
Together with the Golden Bridge, four other units winning the recognition are Vietnam Airlines JSC, Arezai Can Tho resort, Paradise Cruises and The Clover at Ngoc Thuy restaurant.
In late August, Time magazine listed the amazing bridge in its list of top 100 World’s Greatest Places for 2018.Remarking on its architectural creativity, the magazine’s Julia Zorthian notes: “The two massive stony hands emerging from the mountains of central Vietnam may look mossy and cracked like ancient ruins, but don’t be fooled: they’re brand-new wire mesh and fiberglass supports for a striking footbridge that opened in June.”
According to Da Nang Department of Tourism, in the first 9 months of 2018, tourist arrivals to the central hub reached an estimated 6.51 million, up 27.7% over a year earlier. Half of the total visited the city due to the attraction of the famous bridge.
“The Guide Awards” is an annual event organized by The Guide magazine of Vietnam Economic Times Group, initiated in 1999 and held for the last 19 years. The awards honor enterprises and organizations which had outstanding performances and contributed to the development of Vietnamese tourism.
The award results were based on votes, opinions of readers, in addition to the performance and practical survey of The Guide’s organizers, and other trustworthy information sources and the media./.