If you all have been keeping up with the blog and photographs from Da Nang, you know this is a special city to me. I love to simply wander the city with no real goal and to perhaps find the small hidden gems of the city that are still hidden in plain sight and that one can find with some determination and a little effort. One particular thing in Da Nang are the bridges. So many beautiful and yet different bridges and most you can walk over. There is one though that is old and almost hidden away. A bridge the tourists and backpackers never visit. Its right there though and one can find it easily. Then you are rewarded with particular views only seen from one location. This was my second visit to the bridge and walking there from downtown does require some effort and perhaps knowing the approach along the Han River but its actually easy to find with Google Maps and desire.
When I reached there today, it was just like last time. No one there besides some friendly Vietnamese people that take photographs with their cameras or phones along it. While the other bridges are spectacular and afford great views; this one 50 year old bridge is very special and its so wonderful that it was allowed to remain after the French built it so many years ago. I asked at the hotel and the nice front desk person told me its story.
Call it a hidden gem or a special place or just a bridge that lets you have a view of the city and the river quite different. It also creates a difference in the person doing the viewing. Its like a private view of the city and the river and the other bridges. I love the bridges of Da Nang and this one is not lit at night and is not advertised as a tourist attraction but it remains as a special place one can reach. Check it out and see if you think it rates highly as one of the bridges of Da Nang.
You won’t find this in the list of the 5 best things to do or the major tourist attractions but often people ask for the hidden places or those that remain in plain sight but perhaps are lost and waiting patiently for you or me to find them.
Truly the bridges of Da Nang are wonderful and I love them all.