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Dragon Bridge

Da Nang city, in addition to being famous as “The most livable city in Vietnam”. It is also known as “The City of Bridges”, because every time you go a short distance, you will see a bridge across the Han River. Each bridge has its own meaning and unique features, but Dragon Bridge is the most unique and majestic highlight.

Dragon Bridge not only has a special design compared to other bridges, but also has received many prestigious awards for architecture and fine arts. This beautiful bridge not only symbolizes the development and prosperity of Da Nang city. It is also an entertainment and tourist attraction for local people and tourists from near and far when traveling to Da Nang. Let’s learn more about this unique bridge with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is Da Nang Dragon Bridge?

Da Nang Dragon Bridge is located on Nguyen Van Linh street, Phuoc Ninh ward, Hai Chau district, Da Nang city, Vietnam. About 27 km northwest of Hoi An city and about 97 km southeast of Hue city.

2. How is Da Nang Dragon Bridge unique?

Dragon Bridge is the 6th bridge across the Han River, construction began in July 2009 and officially opened to traffic in March 2013. Right on the occasion of the 38th anniversary of the liberation of Da Nang. The reason people called this bridge is Dragon Bridge, because the bridge simulates the shape of a winding dragon very beautifully.

Maybe you don’t know, Dragon Bridge has the most unique design in Vietnam today. Furthermore, this bridge is not only a connection point between the main roads of the city. But also known as a symbol of the desire to reach out and integrate with the world

3. How to get to Da Nang Dragon Bridge?

3.1 Means Of Transportation To Da Nang

Because it is the central region of Vietnam. Da Nang tourism has many means of transportation for you to choose from. Depending on your location, you can choose different forms of transportation such as:

  • Airplane: The most popular form chosen by many tourists when traveling to Da Nang is the plane because of its convenience, speed and time saving.
  • Passenger cars: Currently there are many bus companies from seats to sleepers running the North-South route to serve the travel needs of tourists.
  • Train: This is the way chosen by many young people because traveling by train is faster than a bus and you can see the scenery throughout the trip. In particular, if your schedule includes Hue, the train is a reasonable choice. Because you can get off at Hue station and then move on to Da Nang.

3.2 Moving to Dragon Bridge

3.2.1 From My Khe beach to Dragon bridge

Starting from My Khe Beach, Da Nang, you need to follow Vo Nguyen Giap Street, turn left to Vo Van Kiet Street, then go straight to reach Dragon Bridge. There is another route for you to refer to, which is to follow Tran Phu street. From My Khe, visitors can choose to travel by motorbike or taxi to reach Dragon Bridge.

3.2.2 From Hoi An to Dragon Bridge

  • Bus: With only about 20,000 VND, you can travel to Dragon Bridge by bus. This is quite a convenient means of transportation and moves very quickly.
  • Motorbike: This is a suitable vehicle for young people who like to explore and experience for themselves. If you ride a motorbike, go straight along An Bang highway, then turn left when you meet the roundabout. Finally, go straight on Vo Van Kiet Street and you will see the Dragon Bridge appear before your eyes.
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4. Unique design of Da Nang Dragon Bridge

This is the design of Ammann & Whitney Consulting Engineers and Louis Berger Group. Dragon Bridge is also the first single steel arch bridge in Southeast Asia, with a total length of up to 666m, width of 37.5m divided into 6 lanes.

The special feature of Dragon Bridge is that it has the shape of a dragon of the Ly Dynasty stretching out to the sea, expressing the strong aspirations of Da Nang city. The dragon’s body is also the span of the bridge, with a dome design supported by 5 large steel pipes, and sprayed with 5 layers of paint to protect from external impacts. In addition, an elaborate lighting system consisting of 15,000 LED bulbs makes the entire bridge glow at night.

The presence of Dragon Bridge has created more convenient travel conditions for local people and tourists when coming to Da Nang. With a towering and prominent position in the city center, Dragon Bridge has become the pride of Da Nang people and a symbol of the modern, dynamic city of Da Nang.

5. Water and fire spray schedule at Da Nang Dragon Bridge

Da Nang Dragon Bridge is most beautiful in the evening, when more than 2,500 different colorful LED lights are active. The unique feature of this lighting system is that it can change colors flexibly, depending on the scale and type of festival event being held.

In addition to architectural and aesthetic impressions, Dragon Bridge is also designed with water and fire performance, acting as a magnet to attract tourism to Da Nang.

The Da Nang Dragon Bridge fire-breathing schedule will take place on:

  • Every Saturday, Sunday and major holidays to serve residents and tourists. Fire spraying will start at 9:00 p.m., followed by water spraying.
  • The fire breathing performance will take place in 2 turns, each turn will consist of 9 times. Next is the water spray performance with 3 turns, 1 time each turn, using modern technology. This activity has made the Dragon Bridge impressive and become a famous tourist destination in Da Nang attracting many tourists every year.
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6. The most beautiful place to see Da Nang Dragon Bridge spraying water and fire

To be able to admire the fire and water spray shows at Dragon Bridge, you need to choose the ideal location. Here are some suggestions for some of the most beautiful places to view the Dragon Bridge that you can refer to:

6.1. Right on Dragon Bridge

Before the fire and water spray performance takes place, the organizers will prohibit vehicles from passing through, so you can absolutely stand on the bridge to admire. Be sure to choose a suitable standing point to avoid getting caught in water!

6.2 Bach Dang Street

Bach Dang Street is a famous walking street right near the Dragon Bridge, from here you can also see the performance as well as the beauty of the Han River. With a quite wide and far viewing angle, you will feel really surprised with the super shimmering beauty when the fire and water spraying program takes place on Dragon Bridge.

6.3 Tran Hung Dao Street is under the bridge

Perhaps Tran Hung Dao street will be one of the most suitable places to view the Dragon Bridge in Da Nang for you. This location has an ideal distance, not too close, ensuring safety and convenient viewing of the Han River and the full beauty of the Dragon Bridge.

6.4 Buildings and cafes near Da Nang Dragon Bridge

Another extremely ideal location for you to fully admire the water and fire spray is from the Melia Vinpearl Danang Riverfront hotel with a clear view, looking straight at the Han River and Dragon Bridge.

6.5 Other bridges nearby

There are many other bridges parallel to the Dragon Bridge in Da Nang from which you can fully watch the fire and water spray performance. Such as: Han River Bridge, Tran Thi Ly Bridge, Thuan Phuoc Bridge,…

7. Enjoying Da Nang specialties when visiting Dragon Bridge

Da Nang is a land of rich culinary quintessence with many attractive dishes. To be able to explore all the cuisine here is impossible. But when traveling to Da Nang, you should not miss the following typical dishes:

7.1. 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.

7.2 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.

7.3 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.

7.4 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.

7.5 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.

7.6 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.

8. Accommodation when visiting Da Nang Dragon Bridge

With Da Nang’s prime economic and tourism location, finding a place to stay nearby is not difficult at all. If you like the beautiful landscape in this area, keep the following suggestions in mind.

  • Dong Duong Hotel & Suites. Address: 62 Thai Phien, Phuoc Ninh ward, Hai Chau district, Da Nang city.
  • Seahorse Hostel & Bar by HAVI. Address: 07 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hai Chau 1 Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City.
  • Brilliant Hotel. Address: 162 Bach Dang, Hai Chau 1 ward, Hai Chau district, Da Nang city.
  • Muong Thanh Grand Da Nang Hotel. Address: 962 Ngo Quyen, An Hai Bac ward, Son Tra district, Da Nang city.
  • Haian Riverfront Hotel Danang. Address: 182 Bach Dang, Hai Chau 1 ward, Hai Chau district, Da Nang city.

9. Some famous tourist attractions near Da Nang Dragon Bridge

Besides the schedule to explore Da Nang Dragon Bridge, you can also visit many other attractive Da Nang tourist destinations, adding more fun to your Da Nang trip.

9.1 Love Bridge Da Nang

Love Bridge Da Nang – true to its name, this bridge records the engagement and proves the love of many couples. Love Bridge Da Nang possesses European architecture, with sparkling, colorful heart-shaped lantern columns.

9.2 Chicken Church – A place to check in Da Nang that cannot be missed

One of the famous tourist destinations that cannot be missed during a trip to Da Nang – Con Ga Church. On the roof of the church there is a gray statue of a chicken – considered the mascot of the church. Coming to this location, visitors will experience a quiet, solemn space located right in the heart of the vibrant city.

9.3 Statue of Carp turning into a Dragon – A beautiful place to see Da Nang’s Dragon Bridge at night

The Statue of Carp Turning into a Dragon is located on the east bank of the Han River, between the Dragon Bridge and the Han River Bridge. This is one of the works that symbolizes prosperity and luck for the city. The most anticipated moment of the day is the Dragon Carp statue and the Dragon Bridge spraying water together, extremely impressive and unique.

9.4 Han River Swing Bridge – Da Nang

The Han River bridge will be turned horizontally at a 90-degree angle at 11 p.m. every day to serve waterway traffic. Coming here at this time, you will fully admire the beauty of the Han River. As well as the uniqueness of the Han River swing bridge.

Dragon Bridge is truly an extremely attractive destination when traveling to Da Nang. Don’t forget to save the time of the fire and water spray program at Dragon Bridge. Hopefully the information provided above has helped you gain more useful experience when traveling to Dragon Bridge in Da Nang.

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