Speaking of Paris, people immediately think of the Eiffel Tower, so in Da Nang Vietnam, Dragon Bridge is the symbol of this splendid city. The bridge has won an award for a special lighting project awarded by the US. The bridge represents the prosperity of Asia, as praised by CNN.
Table Of Contents
- Dragon Bridge Da Nang introduction
- Dragon Bridge location
- Dragon Bridge Da Nang History
- The great significance of Dragon Bridge Da Nang Viet Nam
- Impressive design at Dragon Bridge Danang
- Dragon Bridge Da Nang breathing fire and water showtime
- How to get to Dragon Bridge Da Nang?
Dragon Bridge Da Nang introduction
Dragon Bridge is a unique symbol of the architecture of Da Nang and Vietnam. Because the bridge resembles a dragon, it is called Dragon Bridge. It is one of 9 bridges spanning the Han River connecting two important routes, Vo Van Kiet and Nguyen Van Linh. At the same time is also the first bridge in Southeast Asia built in the single steel arch style. Dragon Bridge in Vietnam officially started construction in July 2009 with a total investment of more than 1,700 billion.
Enrolled in the GUINNESS world record as “The Largest Steel Dragon”. In 2013 and 2014 won the World Design Awards in the category of works with the best lighting design. On July 2014 – Top 20 bridges with the most beautiful in the world voted by CNN.
Dragon Bridge location
Dragon Bridge is a bridge connecting Da Nang International Airport and the Son Tra peninsula. This bridge is located on Nguyen Van Linh street, Phuoc Ninh Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang city.
Dragon Bridge Da Nang History
Dragon Bridge has the dragon shape with 666m long and 37.5m wide spanning the Han River. With a budget of nearly VND 1.5 billion (US $ 88m), the six-lane bridge was opened for the first time on March 29, 2013, on the 38th anniversary of the liberation of Danang city. The bridge is designed by Ammann & Whitney Consulting Engineers with Louis Berger Group. Construction is carried out by Traffic Construction Corporation 1.
The great significance of Dragon Bridge Da Nang Viet Nam
The birth of Dragon Bridge Vietnam has a very important meaning in the economy, culture, and tourism to Da Nang people. As well as bringing the image of the land here to more international friends. Become one of the hottest destinations of the year in the world over the years.
Firstly, the circulation bridge makes traveling between the two sides of the Han River faster and easier, avoiding traffic Jams.
Secondly, Da Nang becomes a famous destination, attracting domestic and international tourists to visit. Becoming a place where everyone wants to visit once to admire the unique beauty of Dragon Bridge Da Nang.
Thirdly, the Dragon Bridge Vietnam was built in the dragon style of the Ly Dynasty as if reaching out to the big sea, an extremely meaningful idea expressing the growing aspiration of Da Nang city and still has a symbol representing the new architectural art of Da Nang.
Impressive design at Dragon Bridge Danang
Possessing a bold and unique design in the world, the bridge is made entirely of steel and concrete but is capable of withstanding quite a large weight. Dragon Bridge is divided into 2 sides, each side 3 lanes. The outermost is red brick for pedestrians with a width of 2 meters wide. The design of the Dragon Bridge is a perfect combination of tradition and modernity.
The dragon tail is styled with a blooming lotus flower, a traditional flower associated with a peaceful village in Vietnam. The dragon’s body stretches out to the sea, expressing the desire to integrate with Da Nang’s friends from five continents. In terms of durability, the bridge is coated with 5 layers of anti-corrosion paint and protects the bridge from the effects of weather as well as creating an eye-catching yellow color.
The bridge is also equipped with a modern lighting system with more than 15,000 LEDs. A special feature attracts visitors to Dragon Bridge in Da Nang because the dragon’s head is capable of spraying water and unique fire. Create attractive performances at night.
Dragon Bridge Da Nang breathing fire and water showtime
You can go to Dragon Bridge in Da Nang to admire the fire and water spray screen every Saturday, Sunday night as well as major holidays. Time takes place at 21:00 with 18 sprays of fire and 3 sprays of water after that.
Ideal location to admire
To enjoy the full beauty of the Dragon Bridge breathing fire and water does not only need to be on time but also you need to choose the most favorable location. Here are some places that are said to be convenient for a great experience watching the magical beauty of the Dragon Bridge spraying fire and water.
On Tran Hung Dao Street
The area at the down of the Dragon Bridge on Tran Hung Dao Street, an ideal location with a close distance to see the whole scene above the show.
On Bach Dang Street
Stretching on Bach Dang Street is a walking street, so you cannot ignore this poetic place to see Dragon Bridge. Here you can just walk to enjoy the beauty of Han River at night and stop to watch the whole scenery of Dragon Bridge spraying water from afar. Covering all the magical beauty when the Dragon spits fire and water.
Standing on Dragon Bridge
Standing right on Dragon Bridge Da Nang to watch the dragon spewing fire is also chosen by many people. Since the two sides of the bridge will be blocked to block traffic, you can walk up. However, you should stand far from the head of the Dragon Bridge because when spraying water, it will easily get water.
From The Yacht
Watching the dragon bridge blasting fire and water on the Han river cruise will help you catch every moment the Dragon Bridge spits fire and water with the best view on the Han river. There are also special services to serve visitors such as enjoying the Apsara dancers on the Han river cruise. Visitors will also be photographed with dancers on the cruise.
Pick up location: Han River Marina, No. 26 Bach Dang Street, Da Nang
Ticket price for the Han River cruise:
+ Adults 150,000 VND / person.
+ Children under 1m in height free.
+ Children with height from 1m – 1.3m: 100,000 VND
+ Children over 1.3m in height: calculated by the adult’s fare.
From Top View Bar
Located on Nguyen Van Linh street, Top View Bar is located on the 19th floor of the Vanda Hotel with direct views of the unique Dragon Bridge. So, on the weekends, this place is always crowded first to enjoy delicious dishes and sip a cocktail, then direct your eyes to Dragon Bridge to catch the moment of spitting fire and water.
How to get to Dragon Bridge Da Nang?
Well, there are many different ways to get to Da Nang from Hue. You can drive a scooter with helmets, take a train or book our Hue to Da Nang Private Car. It is not only a transfer with an English speaking driver but also a sightseeing tour. If you stay in Da Nang, you can book Da Nang City Tour Full Day to visit all highlights including Dragon Bridge Da Nang.