The spectacular Golden Bridge is an eye-catching pedestrian bridge that stands within the Thien Thai gardens and connects the French Village and Le Jardin D’Amour flower garden.
This 150-meter-long looping golden-colored bridge appears to be held aloft by two enormous stone hands, and offers unparalleled views of the surrounding hills and mountains.
A day trip to the Golden Bridge from Hội An should definitely make it onto your shortlist, when making your excursion plans.
Here's all you need to know about Golden Bridge, one of the most exciting day trips from Hội An.
Located near Da Nang, the Golden Bridge is relatively easy to access and there are multiple ways to travel there.
If you have a rental vehicle, have booked a private transfer or have rented a motorbike or scooter, you can drive 45 kilometers to the north-west of Hội An to get to Golden Bridge. The trip will take between 1 and 1.5 hours.
A guided tour is the easiest and most hassle-free way to visit Golden Bridge from Hội An. A trip with an experienced local guide will help you make the most of your time at this idyllic location.
Your excursion may include hotel pickups or start at a convenient meeting point. Day trips can last between 5 and 10 hours. Multi-day tours including Golden Bridge are also available.
To access the Golden Bridge, it is only necessary to pay for the cable car tickets to reach the bridge.
Tickets for adults cost 850,000 VND (US$40) and 700,000 VND (US$35) for children 1-1.5 meters tall.
You can also access the wax museum for 100,000 VND (US$5). Combo tickets and bookings through tour operators offer the best prices.
Half-day and full-day tours may have different itineraries and if you opt for only a private transfer, you can decide how to spend your time at Golden Bridge. With a private transfer, you will be collected from and dropped back off at your hotel.
On arrival, you will ascend the Ba Na Hills by cable car and be able to visit the wax museum if you have purchased a ticket to do so. Walking along the bridge, you will be able to admire the unspoiled forests and gardens and appreciate the panoramic views of the surrounding region.
Once at the end of the bridge, you can explore the site of the former French resort built in the 1920s.
Some tours conclude with a gentle hike on the slopes of Chau Mountain or a visit to the Buddhist Linh Chua Linh Temple and Linh Ung Pagoda before returning to Hội An.
On a full-day or half-day tour that travels by minibus to Golden Bridge, you will benefit from the extensive knowledge of your local guide. Some tours include lunch and other sites visited may include Marble Mountain, Dragon Bridge or Monkey Mountain.
A private return transfer from Hội An to Golden Bridge is a hassle-free way to visit the shimmering Golden Bridge. You will be dropped off at the cable car station and will meet your driver again at an agreed upon time a few hours later.
You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to Golden Bridge in a private vehicle with your guide. Your guide will join you as you catch the cable car, stroll along the bridge, admire the gardens and take some spectacular photographs.
You will also learn more about the colonial era resort that was built at Ba Na Hills and may visit other well-known attractions.
Two to five-day tours that include Golden Bridge are popular multi-day tour options. These types of trips typically include tours of Da Nang city, Hội An, the My Son Sanctuary and the Golden Bridge and Ba Na Hills.
While entrance fees and lunches are usually included on this type of tour, accommodation and other meals are not.
Small-group guided tours to Golden Bridge from Hội An start at around US$50 per person for a half-day trip and US$80 per person for a full-day tour. Tours including visits to other attractions can cost up to US$150 per person.
A private return transfer without a guide to Golden Bridge from Hội An is priced from US$50 per passenger.
Private tours to Golden Bridge from Hội An cost from US$100 per person for a half-day tour to US$150 per person for a full-day excursion. This may not include the cable car ticket price.
Multi-day tours including Golden Bridge from Hội An start from US$230 for a 2-day tour, US$270 for a 3-day trip, US$350 for a 4-day tour and US$380 for a 5-day tour program. These prices are per person and exclude breakfast, dinner and accommodation.
On a day trip to the Golden Bridge, you will be astounded by the panoramic views from the bridge that is at 1,400 meters above sea level. The key feature of the attraction is the 150-meter-long Golden Bridge with gilded railings that lies in the Thien Thai Garden and appears to be held aloft by two massive hands.
The bridge is exceptionally popular with travel bloggers and photographers, while a guide help you find the best spots to take memorable images. With the condensation being below the mountain top, you will feel like you are walking on the clouds.
At the end of the bridge, you have time to stroll through the French village and Le Jardin D’Amour flower garden.
The Golden Bridge opens daily from 7:30 AM to 9:30 PM. The cable car operates from 8 AM to 6:30 PM each day.
The best time to visit the Golden Bridge for photography are the golden hours, just after sunrise and before sunset. For a quieter and more peaceful experience, try to get there before 9 AM or after 5 PM. Temperatures at Golden Bridge are moderate throughout the year.
Yes, there are tours departing from other cities in Vietnam: