In the latest outrageous bridge news—yeah, that’s a thing now—Vietnam just unveiled a new walkway in the Ba Na Hills (outside Da Nang) that’s instantly become a tourist attraction. Referred to as the “Golden Bridge,” the thin golden structure snakes along a cliff edge, supported by two massive stone hands designed to look like “giant hands of gods, pulling a strip of gold out of the land,” per Reuters. Both the design and the view below are striking—it sits 3,280 feet above sea level and the valley below, and is 492 feet long total (thankfully, there are guardrails).
It creates a walkway in the sky, among the foggy and fairy-like lands of Ba Na mountain,” Vu Viet Anh, design principal at the architecture firm behind Golden Bridge, told Reuters.
The bridge, which opened in June, seems to be the latest tourist attraction in Da Nang—formerly the site of an American base during the Vietnam War, and now, a vacation hot spot. The mix of city, beach, and mountains is drawing people to the area: China Beach for fresh seafood and good waves; Marble Mountains for exploring temples and caves; and the city itself for a burgeoning culinary scene, as previously reported by Traveler.
Da Nang can soon expect another mind-boggling bridge from Anh, according to the South China Morning Post. He plans on building a silver bridge designed to look like “a strand of a god’s hair” that will connect to the existing gold bridge. (No word yet on when that project will begin–and what silver-maned god might look like.)
If you can’t make it to Vietnam anytime soon, fear not: British Columbia’s Whistler Blackcomb just opened a terrifying new suspension bridge that sits 6,562 feet above the ski valley below. Bring on the vertigo.