Da Nang is famous as the City of Bridges because you can see plenty of bridges crossing the Han River. Each one has its own meaning and typical features, but Dragon Bridge becomes the most beautiful highlight.
Danang Dragon Bridge has a unique design compared to others and got many prestigious awards in architecture and fine arts. This charming bridge presents the development and prosperity of Da Nang City as a tourist attraction.
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Danang Dragon Bridge
- Address: The bridge connects Nguyen Van Linh Street with Vo Van Kiet Street.
How to Go to Da Nang Dragon Bridge
Dragon Bridge situates on the road leading to the city center of Da Nang, so you can visit this bridge by motorbike, bus, cyclo, or taxi. However, if you are a foreign tourist, you should take a private car that is much safer. Besides, it can be easy to combine to visit nearby attractions, such as Han Market, Chicken Church, Cham Museum, Son Tra peninsula, or the Marble Mountains.
Dragon Bridge intersects 6 main and beautiful wide roads in Da Nang, including Bach Dang Street, Tran Phu Street, Nguyen Van Linh Street, Le Dinh Duong Street, Trung Nu Vuong Street, and 2/9 Street. You just approach one of the 6 streets above, which will lead to the right place.
General history of the bridge
Dragon Bridge in Da Nang is the 6th one across the Han River, built in July 2009 and officially opened in March 2013.
This bridge is designed by Ammann & Whitney Consulting Engineers company and Louis Berger group, built by Transport Works Construction Corporation 1 (Vietnam) as the construction contractor, with an investment capital of over 1,700 billion Vietnam dong.
Dragon Bridge has a total length of 666m, and a width of 37.5m divided into 6 lanes.
The typical look of the Dragon Bridge is that it owns the shape of a dragon in the Ly Dynasty reaching out to the sea, expressing the strong desire of the people in Da Nang city.
The dragon body curves with the spans of the bridge, lifted by 5 large steel pipes and painted with 5 layers to protect from external impacts. Besides, the lighting system including 15,000 LED lights creates the whole bridge’s colorful glow at night.
The presence of this bridge has created more convenient transportation for the local traffic, creating a shorter distance to drive from Danang airport to Hoi An and easy to go to My Khe Beach as well.
With a prominent location in the city center, Dragon Bridge has become the pride of the local people and a symbol of a modern and dynamic city.
When does the Danang Dragon Bridge spray Water and Fire?
Besides the architectural and aesthetic impressions, the Dragon Bridge has the function of spraying water and spraying fire, as an impressive highlight to attract tourists visiting Danang. The water spraying and fire spraying takes place on the night of Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and major holidays in Vietnam. Fire spraying will begin at 21:00, followed by water spraying.
The time to spray water and spray fire is about 5 minutes in total. Specifically, fire spraying will have 2 turns, 9 times each, lasting 2 minutes; and spraying water is 3 times, 1 time each time, lasting 3 minutes. So, you have to note the operating time so that you cannot miss this unique performance.
Where is good to see the bridge spraying water and fire?
Watching the Dragon Bridge spray fire and water is an exciting experience. But, choosing a place with a good view for easy looking at it or taking photos needs to be considered carefully.
During the time of spraying water and fire, traffic will be temporarily stopped from passing through the bridge. Thus, you can comfortably walk on the bidge to see this activity. If you need a wider view, you can stand at its foot at Tran Hung Dao or Bach Dang street.
In addition, you can choose a high location nearby to watch the brilliant ridge in the light show, that is also a good idea. Choose a cafe or rooftop bar, while enjoying a drink and seeing the panoramic view of Dragon Bridge and Da Nang shimmering at night.
Where to stay close to the Dragon bridge
With Dragon Bridge’s location in the center of Da Nang City, you can find many beautiful hotels near this site to stay overnight. Please check these suggestions:
1. Muong Thanh Hotel Danang
- Address: 962 Ngo Quyen Street, Son Tra District, Da Nang City, Vietnam
- Price: From 1,100,000 VND per night
2. Vanda Hotel
- Address: 3 Nguyen Van Linh Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City, Vietnam
- Price: From 1,000,000 VND per night
3. Haian Riverfront Da Nang Hotel
- Address: 182 Bach Dang Street, Hai Chau Street, Da Nang City, Vietnam
- Price: From 1,200,000 VND per night
These hotels have a nice location for visiting Dragon Bridge, but the price can be changed depending on the time and date. So, please check it carefully before booking any room.
Where to eat after visiting this bridge
Around the Dragon Bridge, there are plenty of restaurants with countless local Danang food for you to enjoy such as grilled rice paper, soup cake, snails, banh beo, spring rolls, Quang noodles, etc. Check out some of the well-known places in this area below.
For local food and serving more Asian guests:
- Quang Thi Restaurant: 251 Hoang Dieu Street, Hai Chau district, Da Nang city
- Ba Lu Noodle Restaurant: K90/8 Nguyen Van Linh Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City
- Banh Xeo Ba Duong Restaurant: K280/23 Hoang Dieu Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City
For serving foreign tourist:
- Madam Lan Restaurant: 04 Bach Dang Street, Hai Chau Street, Da Nang City, Vietnam
- Apsara Restaurant: 222 Tran Phu Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City, Vietnam
Also, many famous restaurants in Danang with tasty food are waiting for you to enjoy. If you are a food lover, you can join a food tour to have more chances to taste various local flavorful dishes.