Newly Opened Glass Bridge in Da Lat, Vietnam Holds Guinness New World Record
BY: Michelle Liew
The Ngan Thong glass bridge that connects Thung Lung Tinh Yeu (Valley of Love) and Mong Mo Hill, two major tourist attractions in the resort city of Da Lat, is now open to the public from August 19 after four years of construction.
Deputy Chairman of the Lam Dong Provincial People's Committee, Pham S, insisted that the new construction will be a high-class tourism product.
The suspension bridge is located about 90 meters above the pine forest, 325 meters long and about three meters wide, the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.
This bridge can accommodate 200 tourists at a time, and visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Langbiang mountain and part of Da Lat city.
The bridge is 150 metres (492ft) above the forest below, with a width of 2.5 metres and a length of 633 metres (2,073ft). Part of the walkway hugs the mountainside, while 290 metres stretch across a gorge between two peaks.
The bridge is made from tempered glass imported from France, it can hold the weight of 450 people at a time.
This transparent bridge is the country’s third glass bridge, after Rong May Bridge (in Lai Chau) and Love Bridge (also in Moc Chau).
The uniqueness of this bridge s earned itself the title of the world’s longest bridge, beating China’s bridge in Qingyuan, Guangdong province, which previously held the Guinness World Record title.