As a unique bridge in Da Nang Viet Nam, Dragon Bridge has become a symbol of this city that no visitor can miss. However, few people understand the history of the Dragon Bridge in Da Nang. So, today’s article will help you learn about the history of this bridge with some unexpected facts that you do not know.
Dragon Bridge with the shape of a dragon is 666m long and 37.5m wide across the Han River. With a budget of nearly 1.5 billion VND, the bridge has six lanes and was opened for the first time on March 29, 2013 on the occasion of the 38th anniversary of the liberation of Danang city. If you do not know, the design of the Dragon Bridge is associated with progress in the history of the new architectural art of Da Nang city.
It is the result of a design competition between famous architects to find the most distinctive design for the bridge. Two architects from the US with the design of the flying dragon won.
The Highlight Of The Dragon Bridge
Dragon Bridge is the bridge with the most unique architecture in Vietnam, the shortest road connecting Da Nang International Airport with the main roads in the city. Not only acting as the arterial road of the city, Dragon Bridge, with the architecture simulating the Ly dynasty dragon reaching out to the sea, is one of the iconic architectures of Da Nang city.
The dragon tail is styled with a blooming lotus flower, a traditional flower associated with a peaceful village in Vietnam. The body of the dragon stretches out to the sea, expressing the desire to integrate with friends in the five continents of Da Nang. In terms of durability, the bridge is coated with 5 layers of anti-corrosion paint and protects the bridge from the effects of weather and gives an eye-catching yellow color.
Events At Dragon Bridge
Night is the best time to see the Dragon Bridge. Attached to 15 000 LEDs, the bridge becomes a real dragon with shimmering color effects. Moreover, Dragon Bridge also attracts tourists by many events and night performances.
Dragon Bridge spits fire and water
For tourists in Da Nang, along with learning the history of Da Nang Dragon Bridge, admiring Dragon Bridge is one of the most interesting moments. Fortunately, you can admire this wonderful show every weekend at no cost. Regularly every Saturday and Sunday at 9 p.m., the Dragon Bridge will host residents and tourists with a wonderful show of water and fire.
The first performance was a fire spray show with 2 rounds of 9 times each. You will be surprised with shimmering light combined with fire erupting from the dragon’s head. Many visitors love the second performance, a rather short water fountain consisting of 3 turns only 1 time. Ideal place to enjoy the show
On the bridge: When the bridge starts to spit fire, vehicles will not be allowed to travel on the bridge. So you can enjoy the show right on the bridge. However, you should not stand near the dragon’s head if you do not want to get wet in the water spray.
Under the bridge (Tran Hung Dao Street): Tran Hung Dao Street cuts Dragon Bridge right below the dragon’s head. So this is an ideal place to enjoy the show. Moreover, visitors can enjoy drinks from the water stalls along the street.
From Bach Dang street : Bach Dang street is located at the end of the bridge. From here you can admire the performance with a glimpse while admiring the beauty of the Han River. However, you should choose the cafes with balconies and go up to the second floor for a better view.
From above : A more interesting way to see the water and fire is from the upper floors of the buildings near the bridge. You can enjoy the show and the night in Da Nang shimmering.
From other bridges : Da Nang is the city of many famous bridges such as Han River Bridge, Tran Thi Ly Bridge. Since these bridges are parallel to the Dragon Bridge, you can admire the spray of water and fire from both bridges.
Learning about the history of Dragon Bridge, the bridge with the most unique architecture in Vietnam, is an exciting experience for tourists in Da Nang. Hope you will take the time to enjoy the beauty of this unique bridge during your trip to Danang.