Vietnam’s Cau Vang or the”Golden Bridge” located in the mountain of Ba Na Hills has attracted numerous tourists since it’s opening in June.
The pedestrian walkway was designed by TA Landscape Architecture in Ho Chi Minh City and sits at over 1,000 metres above sea level.
The bridge was 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.
It extends over the treetops overlooking the Ba Na Hills, a popular getaway for the French during the colonial occupation of Vietnam receiving over 2.7 visitors last year, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.
The 490-foot-long, eight-section pedestrian walkway was designed to give tourists uninterrupted views of the majestic landscape beneath.
Local as well as international tourist come to view the two huge weathered-looking hands that appear to be made of stone, but are actually built of steel mesh, concrete and fiberglass.
By weathering the pair of hands, the bridge’s creators tried to give the new installation a sense of history, contrasting with the modern, golden thread that goes through the stone.
Designers have a second bridge in the planning, this one a silver strand of God’s hair to connect with the gold already shimmering through the hills.