The Daily Mail- UK has just listed a Vietnamese sightseeing, the Vang (Golden) Bridge in Da Nang city by central coast of Vietnam at the top of its “New Wonders” of the world. 

The Old Wonders gained their status the hard way, surviving hundreds or even thousands of years, earning their place as sites of cultural, religious or artistic value. In contrast, the New Wonders are designed to make an instant impact, offering the ‘wow factor’ and ‘awesomeness’ in spades, according to the Daily Mail.

The photo of Da Nang Golden Bridge in the Daily Mail online.  

In a recent survey, which is conducted by Daily Mail among the ‘young millennials’ (born from 1982 to 2000), there are six New Wonders of the world that impressed youth most and Vietnam’s Golden Bridge is on the top of the list. 

The Golden Bridge, which is insinuated as the “palms of a giant” by the Daily Mail, is a 150-metre-long pedestrian bridge in the Ba Na Hills resort, connecting the cable car station with the gardens to avoid a steep incline and providing a scenic overlook and tourist attraction. 

The bridge loops nearly back around to itself, and has two giant hands, constructed of fibreglass and wire mesh, designed to appear like stone hands that support the structure.

It was designed by TA Landscape Architecture. The company’s founder, Vu Viet Anh, was the project’s principal designer, with Tran Quang Hung as the bridge designer and Nguyen Quang Huu Tuan as the bridge’s design manager. Construction began in July 2017 and was completed in April 2018.

Photo: Bryon Hassell/ Vietnam Travel. 

According to the Daily Mail, shortly after it opened since June 2018, more than 20,000 posts about the bridge have appeared on Instagram at #goldenbridgevietnam. The principal architect, Vu Viet Anh, says he wanted “to invoke the sensation of walking along a thread stretching through the hands of God”.

Other “New Wonders” of the world are including the Bosco Verticale (or ‘Vertical Forest’) in Milan – Italia; Gardens by the Bay in Singapore; the Dubai Frame in UAE; Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao- Spain; the Matrimandir- India; the soon-to-be-open Underwater Sculpture Park off Miami Beach- USA; the ‘Jungle Swings’ on the island of Bali in Indonesia; and Kalbarri Skywalk, Australia.

“The Taj Mahal, the Acropolis, Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu… the list of the world’s wonders has not changed much over the decades.

But now we are dreaming extra hard of the next great journey, is it time to think again? The world’s great sights will always retain their allure. But the new millennium has seen fresh wonders appearing on our travel itineraries,” the Daily Mail wrote.