Giant hands hold Vietnam's Golden Bridge
Tourists walk past giant hand structure on the Golden Bridge on Ba Na hill near Danang City, Vietnam. REUTERS/Kham
In the mountains of central Vietnam, a colossal pair of hands lifts a golden thread of walkway high above the clifftops, as if the mountain itself has sprouted limbs. REUTERS/Kham
The bridge has attracted scores of tourists since it opened in June, eager to see a novel piece of architecture famed for its unusual design. REUTERS/Kham
The pedestrian walkway sits at over 3,280 feet above sea level and extends over the treetops from the edge of a leafy cliff face, offering tourists uninterrupted views of the majestic landscape beneath. REUTERS/Kham
The bridge was designed to evoke the image of the 'giant hands of Gods, pulling a strip of gold out of the land,' says Vu Viet Anh, Design Principal at TA Landscape Architecture REUTERS/Kham
The Ba Na Hills, a popular getaway for the French during the colonial occupation of Vietnam, received over 2.7 million visitors last year, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism. REUTERS/Kham
But it is the Golden Bridge and its supports - two huge stone-colored human hands styled in such a way that it looks as if the jungle is struggling to reclaim them - which have garnered the most attention from visitors. REUTERS/Kham
'It creates a walkway in the sky, among the foggy and fairy-like lands of Ba Na mountain,' said Anh, who added that he had been surprised at the level of attention his firm's design had attracted both locally and internationally. REUTERS/Kham
A tourist looks out near a giant hand structure at the Gold Bridge on Ba Na hill near Danang city, Vietnam. REUTERS/Kham
A young couple kiss near the giant hands structure on the Gold Bridge on Ba Na hill near Danang city, Vietnam. REUTERS/Kham
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