Dragon Bridge is a modern bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam, that crosses the Han River. It is shaped like a dragon and can breathe fire and water from its mouth at night. The bridge is a popular attraction for tourists and locals alike, as it symbolizes the power and prosperity of the city.
The Dragon Bridge is open to traffic every day, except on weekends and holidays, when it is closed from 9:00 pm to 9:30 pm for the fire and water show.
The show lasts for about 15 minutes and can be seen from both sides of the river.
The best time to watch the show is on Saturday and Sunday nights, when the dragon breathes fire twice and water six times.
To get to the Dragon Bridge, you can take a taxi, a bus, a bike, or a motorbike from the city center. The bridge is about 3 km long and has six lanes for vehicles and two sidewalks for pedestrians. You can also take a boat tour along the river to see the bridge from a different perspective.
Some tips for visiting the Dragon Bridge are:
- Bring a camera or a smartphone to capture the stunning views of the bridge and the city skyline.
- Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, as you may have to walk a lot or stand for a while to watch the show.
- Avoid crossing the bridge during peak hours, as it may be crowded and noisy.
- Respect the local culture and laws, and do not litter, smoke, or drink alcohol on the bridge.
Some of the things you can see near the Dragon Bridge are:
- The Han Market, a bustling market that sells everything from souvenirs to seafood.
- The Museum of Cham Sculpture, a museum that displays ancient sculptures from the Cham civilization.
- The Da Nang Cathedral, a pink church that is also known as the Rooster Church because of its rooster-shaped weather vane.
- The Marble Mountains, a group of five hills that are famous for their caves, pagodas, and stone carvings.