A 666 meters long Dragon Bridge is located in the heart of Da Nang, known as Vietnam’s City of Bridges. It is undoubtedly the city’s biggest free attraction and might be one of a kind in the world thanks to a show every weekend when fire and water are spat out from the dragon’s mouth.
Built for VND 1.5 trillion ($88m), this six lanes wide bridge symbolizes dominance, progress, and good fortune. It was opened in 2013 to celebrate the 38th anniversary of Da Nang’s liberation. Dragon Bridge resembles the Ly Dynasty’s magnificent dragon and is one of the most iconic architectures in Da Nang. Dragon’s tail looks like a traditional Vietnamese blooming lotus flower, while its head spits fire and water every Saturday and Sunday at precisely 9 p.m., with hundreds of LED lights changing colors and putting on a dazzling show.
Check for additional events and performances, including an annual Da Nang International Firework festival in June, where teams from countries from around the world come to put up a pyrotechnic performance for a few consecutive weeks.
If you plan to see the Dragon spitting fire, make sure you get there on time as the show is only 15 minutes long and the area gets crowded every weekend. One good idea is to come earlier and eat delicious seafood in Cho Dem Son Tra night market, where you can get ridiculously cheap lobsters close to the venue, or you can get a drink at one of the cafes on the Han River’s eastern bank. All in all, this is a must-see attraction when you visit Da Nang.