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Giant hands lift up Vietnam's Golden Bridge

Updated 2nd August 2018
Giant hands lift up Vietnam's Golden Bridge
Written by Jamie Robinson
This article was originally published by The Spaces, a digital publication exploring new ways to live and work.
A pair of giant hands lift the ribbon-like Golden Bridge up in the air above Vietnam's Trường Sơn Mountains.
The shimmering structure emerges from the trees of Thien Thai garden in Ba Na Hills. Set more than 1,400m above sea level, the bridge incorporates eight spans and extends 150m long. Its green hands have been aged, as if they've been there for centuries.
Visitors walk along the 150-meter long Cau Vang "Golden Bridge" in the Ba Na Hills near Danang.
Visitors walk along the 150-meter long Cau Vang "Golden Bridge" in the Ba Na Hills near Danang. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
Lobelia Chrysanthemums are planted along the latticed sides of the bridge, like purple embroidery. Opened in June, the bridge is reportedly part of a $2 billion project to accommodate tourists in the area.
The bridge was designed by TA Landscape Architecture in Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ba Na Hills is a mountainside resort, established by French colonists in 1919. Close to the city of Da Nang, it once held some 200 villas but today, only a few ruins remain. Ba Na Hills now holds a Fantasy Park and a French-style village, with cobbled streets.