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Han River Bridges

Han River Bridges is the first and only swing bridge in Vietnam. With its unique architecture, this project always attracts tourists with its shimmering lights reflecting on the romantic Han River and special bridge turning events. Let’s learn more about this historic bridge with Origin Vietnam.

1. Where is the Han River Bridges?

Han River Bridge is one of the bridges spanning the Han River in Da Nang city, Central Vietnam. About 28 km northwest of Hoi An city and about 100 km southeast of Hue city.

Han River Bridge

2. How is Han River Bridges unique?

Han River Bridge is a symbol of the coastal city because the project has marked the transformation of Da Nang city. It also represents new vitality, youthfulness, dynamism, and desire for advancement. This landmark was completed thanks to the contributions of many local people.

Moreover, this project was conceived and constructed by Vietnam’s engineers and workers. The Han River swing bridge’s design is very sturdy reinforced concrete.

Looking at the Han River Bridges at night, you will admire the sparkling lights. This image quickly reflects on the water surface, creating a sparkling scene. In particular, there are bright stars blending high in the sky, bringing unforgettable experiences.

In addition to visiting the Han River Bridge, you can also find out what to do in Da Nang at night. Tourists do not have to worry about where to go, just explore freely. Therefore, your journey is always full of meaning and “to the fullest” fun.

3. Exploring the design of the Han River swing bridge

The Han River Bridge was opened on September 2, 1998, and inaugurated on March 29, 2000. The bridge is 487.7 meters long, 12.9 meters wide, and includes 11 spans, each 33 meters long. At the same time, the post-tensioning and 2 cable-stayed spans have a total length of 122.7 meters.

The Han River bridge is intended to serve waterway traffic. This activity creates favorable conditions for ships and boats to travel. The reason the bridge rotates is because the main shaft can move and rotate 90 degrees.

Han River Bridge is one of the attractive Da Nang tourist destinations you should not miss. This place has both modern beauty and marks the primitive memories of the people. In particular, visitors also find moments of relaxation, allowing themselves to feel the freshness and purity.

Dragon Bridge

4. Rotation time of Han River Bridges

Over the years, the Han River bridge has had its operating hours adjusted. Although spinning around is still going on in the evening, the time is different for each day, specifically as follows:

  • Monday to Friday: Starting at 0:45 a.m., traffic activities will be temporarily suspended. Around 1:00 a.m. is the time when the Han River Bridge rotates with a mid-span of 90 degrees to reveal two paths for ships to pass through. Depending on the number of ships, the bridge will return to its original position at 2:00 or 4:00 am.
  • Saturday and Sunday: On weekends, the demand for tourism in Da Nang in general and visiting Han River Bridge in particular increases dramatically. Therefore, the local government has pushed the bridge turning time earlier than usual. From 10:45 p.m., all traffic will stop moving. At exactly 11 p.m., the bridge will start moving and after about 60 minutes it will return to its original position.
Tran Thi Ly bridge

5. The most beautiful place to watch the Han River Bridge rotate?

There are many ways for you to admire the beauty of Da Nang’s Han River bridge at night. Among them, renting a boat to cruise along the Han River will be a worthy choice for you. At the same time, visiting a cafe or high-rise building also gives you the most complete view.

In addition, tourists should choose Da Nang hotels near the Han River Bridge. So, you just have the perfect view of the Han River Bridge, easily capturing the wonderful moment of the rotating bridge. In particular, you can conveniently visit many other attractive Da Nang tourist attractions such as: Da Nang love bridge, dragon carp statue, Dragon bridge, Da Nang museum,…

6. How to get to Han River Bridge?

6.1 Moving to Da Nang city

6.1.1 Traveling by plane

To reach this peaceful coastal city, you can choose many different means of transportation depending on your time and travel schedule. Among them, the most convenient and fastest is still traveling by plane.

As the third largest city in the country, Da Nang has an international airport and many domestic flights from all over the country and abroad. Flight schedules and airline choices to Da Nang are therefore extremely diverse.

6.1.2 Traveling by bus

Booking a bus ticket is an economical option you can consider to get to Da Nang from neighboring provinces such as Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Kon Tum, Gia Lai,…Travel time is not too long from 8 – 9 hours.

Even if you have a lot of time and ability to travel long distances, there are many bus companies that also provide routes from Saigon, Hanoi to Da Nang. The time on the bus can be up to 18 hours but the cost is much cheaper than flying.

6.1.3 Traveling by train

With a variety of options from soft seats to air-conditioned beds, buying a train ticket to Da Nang is the choice that gives you the opportunity to admire the most beautiful coastlines of this S-shaped strip of land.

6.2 Relocation of Han River bridge

Once you arrive in Da Nang, you can follow the following detailed instructions to find the famous Han River swing bridge.

From the center, you follow Ton Duc Thang street to Dien Bien Phu street, then run to Le Duan intersection and see the Han River bridge as expected.

7. Activities and experiences when coming to Han River Bridge

Thuan Phuoc bridge

7.1 Cruising on Han River – An experience not to be missed when exploring Da Nang at night

Taking a cruise on the Han River in Da Nang is one of the most attractive travel experiences of the coastal city. When participating, visitors will have the opportunity to admire the panoramic view of the sparkling Han River at night with colorful lights glistening on the water surface. Besides, choosing to visit by yacht, visitors can also see famous bridges across the Han River such as: Han River Bridge, Da Nang Dragon Bridge,…

In particular, with a cruise on the Han River, visitors will be able to relax in front of the vast river and explore the excitement of urban life on both sides of the river. Love bridge, carp statue turning into a dragon, Son Tra night market,… become even more attractive under the night lights.

7.2 Enjoying cuisine in Danang

Fresh seafood dishes at reasonable prices are always ready to serve all gourmets coming to the coastal city of Da Nang.

7.3 Admiring the Han River Swing Bridge in operation

Around 11:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. every weekend and about 1:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. on normal days, you will witness the operation of Vietnam’s unique swing bridge.

7.4 Enjoying coffee along the river

Enjoying delicious drinks in the windy atmosphere of the Han River is one of the activities that attracts the most tourists in Da Nang.

7.5 Taking a cool walk along the riverbank

With parks and embankments along the river, you can freely stroll and chat with friends along the romantic Han River.

8. Specialties when exploring Han River Bridges

8.1 Pork rolls

Traveling to Da Nang, you must definitely try pork rice paper rolls at least once. Although this dish looks no different from other common rolls with rice paper, pork, raw vegetables, vermicelli,…But the “soul” of this dish lies in the seasoned fish sauce dipping sauce with a special flavor. especially unforgettable.

8.2 Quang Noodles

When mentioning Da Nang, you cannot ignore Mi Quang – a typical dish of Central Vietnamese people. Unlike regular noodle and pho dishes, Quang noodles are made quite large and thick, served with pork, chicken, shrimp, fish,…And are only served with a little broth made from stewed bones instead of a bowl full of water. You can eat it with grilled rice paper which is also quite interesting.

8.3 Nam O fish salad

Nam O fish salad is a delicious Da Nang dish that impresses many tourists thanks to its strange taste. The salad is made from herring caught in Nam O fishing village and richly marinated. This dish is eaten with raw vegetables, rolled with rice paper and dipped in rich fish sauce for an irresistible delicious taste.

8.4 Da Nang Banh Canh

Banh Canh is a popular dish that is not difficult to find in other provinces, but it has a more outstanding taste thanks to the rich broth from meat bones, thick and chewy noodles creating a unique flavor.

8.5 Banh Xeo and Nui spring rolls

Banh Xeo and Nui spring rolls are two dishes that everyone traveling to Da Nang must try once. Golden pancakes, crispy on the outside, soft and moist on the inside combined with fragrant grilled spring rolls create a delicious and attractive dish. In particular, the rich, peanut-flavored dipping sauce also contributes to the delicious taste of this dish.

8.6 Pha Lau

Pha Lau is often served with bread and a broth rich in coconut milk flavor, making everyone who has tried it praise it. For those who cannot eat offal, this dish may be quite scary, but for those who have tried it once, they will definitely be “addicted” to this rich flavor.

9. Accommodation when visiting Han River Bridge

Da Nang is a tourist city so there are many hotels, resorts or homestays for tourists to choose from. Depending on the purpose of your Da Nang trip, whether it is vacation, exploration or business, you can choose a suitable place to stay. You can refer to some accommodations below:

  • Muong Thanh Luxury. Address: Location: 270 Vo Nguyen Giap, Son Tra, Da Nang.
  • InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort. Address: Location: Bai Bac, Son Tra, Da Nang.
  • Danang Golden Bay. Address: Location: Le Van Duyet, Son Tra, Da Nang.
  • Mangala Zen Garden & Luxury Apartments. Address: Location: J02 The Ocean Villas, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang.
  • Vinpearl Luxury Da Nang. Address: Location: 7 Truong Sa, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang.
  • Risemount Resort Danang. Address: Location: Nguyen Van Thoai, Bac My An, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang.
  • Sel de Mer Hotel & Suites. Address: Location: 92 Vo Nguyen Giap, Man Thai Ward, Son Tra District.
  • Muong Thanh Luxury Song Han Hotel. Address: 115 Nguyen Van Linh, Phuoc Ninh Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang.
  • Danang Petro Hotel. Address: 7 Quang Trung, Hai Chau 1, Hai Chau District, Da Nang.
  • Song Thu Hotel. Address: 30 – 34 Tran Phu, Hai Chau 1, Hai Chau District, Da Nang.

10. Some other famous tourist attractions near Han River Bridge

Han River Bridge is just one of the beautiful sights in Da Nang that captivates every tourist. Coming to the coastal city, you can also freely explore many other places. So, let’s prepare for the upcoming fun and relaxing journey!

10.1 Love Bridge Da Nang

Love Bridge Da Nang is a tourist destination near the Han River Bridge that many couples seek out. This landmark is designed with a modern European style, with a soft curving arc. No matter when you come here, you will find extremely romantic moments.

10.2 Dragon Bridge Da Nang

Come immediately to Dragon Bridge. This is not only a lifeline of the city but also an extremely unique tourist destination. You can check in and see the beautiful image of the dragon stretching out to the sea.

10.3 Statue of a carp turning into a dragon

The dragon carp statue is located right next to the Han River bridge with unique beauty. This work is modeled after Singapore’s sea lion statue. Standing here, visitors can comfortably check in as well as take “virtual” photos.

10.4 Da Nang Museum

Bored with outdoor attractions, you can go to the Da Nang museum. This location is invested in modern display facilities, audio-visual equipment and lighting systems. Along with that, you will learn about the city’s historical and cultural artifacts.

Hopefully the above information has helped you understand more about Han River Bridge – the symbol of Da Nang city. In addition to visiting beautiful scenery, you also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant pace of life and taste many delicious dishes.

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