The Han River Bridge is the pride of Danang people. The bridge has left a big impression on tourists from all over the world. But when does the Han River Bridge swing? And where’s the perfect spot to watch it swings?
It’s such a big omission if you pass by Lai Thieu when touring in Da Nang. Surrounded by mountains and torn apart by rivers, streams, Lai Thieu with full of trees and flowers are such a heavenly getaway to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Life here is simple and serene. On the contrary, the Han River Bridge represents a busy and prosperous life. The bridge never fails to wow any tourists coming to see it for the first time. Let’s find out why it is that marvelous.
The poetic Han River Bridge - the symbol of Da Nang City
The Han River Bridge, an extremely famous site, is the first bridge to link the East and South of Da Nang. With a total length of 487.7 meters and a width of 13 meters, the bridge was officially put into operation in 2000. Thanks to the special design, it can swing on its axis gently about 90 degrees to the center on the purpose of activating the circulation of ships and boats on the waterway as well as making it a symbol to attract tourists.
The charm of the bridge is its sparkle and glamour by night when the refraction of thousands of lights in the water-air surface. Come to Da Nang without seeing the bridge swinging means that you have missed out on the city’s icon. To get the moment right, pay attention to the time.
When does it swing?
The bridge swings itself from 11 to 12 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for tourists and from 1 - 2 a.m. on the weekdays to make way for commercial ships and boats to get through. If there is a big ship, the bridge will rotate back at about 4 a.m. 15 minutes before its swing, and all the ships are not allowed to go through to ensure the safety.
1.Feed your belly before the watch
Feed your belly with a specialty of Da Nang, a sweet soup dessert, for example, before the rotation to make sure that you won’t be hungry during the moment. Here are the top places offering superb tasty sweet soup desserts: Xuan Trang Sweet soup dessert (4 branches) but the branch at no. 31 Le Duan Street, Hai Chau District is nearest to the Han River Bridge; Madame Cham’s sweet soup desserts, Phan Thanh, Phan Chau Trinh, sweet banana with coconut gruel near the Church. And you have to pay only half of a dollar for each.
Why don’t you have a walk around the Dragon Bridge after appeasing your appetite to keep fit? In the meantime, you will get a chance to see water and fire performance at 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. And it’s time for the camera to work it out. Don’t bypass any moments for your snapshots.
2. The time when the bridge swings
While waiting for the rotation, you can still have fun to avoid wasting time. If the hotel you are staying in is near the bridge, come back there, then go up to the rooftop and waiting. If not, you can drop by a coffee shop near the Han River like Memory Lounge, Namunamu Cafe, for a great view of the spin.
It’s midnight when the process’s finished, and maybe you will feel hungry at that time. Then how about a bowl of Hue-style beef noodles, Vietnamese seafood gumbo, or duck congee in An Thuong night market. Each bowl costs only over half of a dollar, but it’s sure to make you full and satisfied.
Best spot to watch the spin
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There’s plenty of different attractions for tourists in Da Nang, and going to watch the Han River Bridge spinning should never be out of your travel list.
Visitors can watch the bridge when it’s prettiest from many locations, such as Novotel Da nang Premier, Brilliant Hotel, or beautiful cafes like Memory Lounge, Namunamu Cafe. However, the Hanami Hotel Danang offers a great spot on a budget.
The two aforementioned hotels nearby the Han River charge over 43 US dollars per night but the Hanami beach hotel, only 3km away from the bridge, charges only 11 for a large, clean, deluxe room with a whole view of the bridge when it’s spinning. Such a good bargain, right?
Comes with much special promotion
The Hanami Hotel Danang frees the services of decorating room for the honeymoon, room upgrading at the most affordable prices, welcome drinks, and a discount of 20% for vehicle rental service. More than that, you will get a 5% discount per tour if you join Hanami’s tour. Great! Agreed?
From the hotel’s rooftop, you can get the greatest aerial view over the Han River Bridge while enjoying your favorite drinks. Though the rooftop bar is quite small, you can still find the upper-class drinks here.
Standing on the main route of An Thuong Street, the Hanami Hotel is well-situated, which makes it easy for visitors to get around for Da nang’s specialties. The thing is that you will have time to relish the great sense of Da Nang by night.
Hanami Hotel Danangis, without dispute, a wonderful hotel that is worth your stay. Do you know? The previous guests give the hotel an 8.7 out of 10. What’s, are you waiting for? Let’s book a room at the Hanami Hotel Danang today.