Dragon Bridge in Da Nang

Dragon Bridge in Da Nang is the longest bridge in Vietnam, offering a dazzling display of lights, fire, and water that no first-time visitor to Da Nang should miss out on. Measuring at 666 meters in length, it is located in Da Nang City and constructed in the shape of a golden dragon.

The six-lane bridge crosses the Han River, serving as direct routes to My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach as well as a popular spot amongst traveling photographers. Dragon Bridge was officially opened in 2013 after a two-year-long construction, commemorating the 38th anniversary of Da Nang City’s liberation. According to local beliefs, which date back to the Ly Dynasty, the dragon is a significant symbol of power, nobility and good fortune.

Dragon Bridge Da Nang is particularly cool in the evening as it is illuminated with colorful LED lights. On weekends and annual festivities, the state-of-the-art bridge is also scheduled to spit water or breathe fire from its mouth from 21:00 onwards. There are also plenty of riverfront bars, restaurants, and cafes offering terrace seats that overlook Vietnam’s longest bridge.

 Alternatively, you can opt to sit at the to enjoy the view. If you stay up late enough, this older span will also provide you with a spectacular show. The bridge was designed so that its massive deck could swing 180 degrees. In the middle of the night, it does just that to allow ships from the busy harbor to move upriver.

Many tourists stop in Da Nang on their way to the ancient capital, Hue, and the historic town of Hoi An. With its fire-breathing spectacle, Da Nang will become more than a pass-through point on Southeast Asia's tourist trail. 

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