The newly opened “Golden Bridge” in Vietnam is breathtakingly beautiful and becomes a tourist magnet after it was linked to scenes from Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings. The bridge near the city of Da Nang is part of a plan to turn Vietnam into a major tourist destination.
It is held up by two giant concrete hands emerging from the trees in the Ba Na hills of central Vietnam. The hands look like they are carved from stone, but they actually aren't. The skeleton of the hands was designed and covered with steel meshes before it was finished with fiberglass. The entire construction of the bridge took about a year. Nestled in Ba Na Hill 1,400 meters (nearly 4,600 feet) above sea level over a 150-meter (nearly 500 feet) deep valley.
The bridge was considered by Archdaily as one of the world's most unique bridges. Archdaily is one of the world’s leading architectural news sites. The bridge also got compliments from other architectural sites such as Design Boom and Creapills. Vu Viet Anh Design Principal at TA Landscape Architecture said that “The Bridge was designed to evoke the image of the "giant hands of Gods, pulling a strip of gold out of the land”. Images of the bridge have gone viral on social media, much to the surprise of the architect who had no idea it would attract so much attention.