Sapa Glass Bridge – A new highlight for your trip to Sapa
As the most popular destination in the North of Vietnam, Sapa keeps surprising its guests every year. And in this year, selfie-addicted people should not miss Sapa and its new Glass Bridge right at the top of O Quy Ho Pass!
Where is Sapa Glass Bridge?
The Sapa Glass Bridge (also called Cau Kinh Rong May which means Dragon in Cloud Glass Bridge) is located at O Quy Ho Pass which is only about 17km from Sapa town center. This stunning bridge was built on the top of O Quy Ho Pass and at more than 500m of Hoang Lien Son Mountain cliff height.
Address: Route No. 4, Son Binh, Tam Duong, Lao Cai, Vietnam
Transportation: Car / Taxi – You only can reach Sapa Glass Bridge by car so the best choice is to book a tour with a private car and tour guide to help you get there. Or else you can get a taxi to get there (tell the driver to wait or else it hard for you to call a taxi to get back to Sapa town center), the cost for a taxi to get to Sapa Glass Bridge and come back to Sapa town center may up to 500,000 VND (~ 20 USD)
What is the specialty of the Sapa Glass Bridge?
At the moment, Sapa Glass Bridge is the longest Glass Bridge in Indochina. This bridge is not so big, only 60m long and 5m wide, however, at the height of more than 2000m above sea level, the view from Sapa Glass Bridge is absolutely stunning! Besides, the Glass Bridge is about 60m far from the cliff bringing the 360o panorama view to the guests.
For people who come here in the cloud hunting season (from October to December), the Sapa Glass Bridge is definitely the best option besides the Fansipan Peak. With the special design of the bridge, when you come here for cloud hunting, you may find out yourself dive deep into the cloud sea.
Is Sapa Glass Bridge safe?
The Sapa Glass Bridge is made totally from crystal clear glass with 3 layers and has 7cm of thickness in total. The bridge’s glass is special high standard tempered glass which is not only can stand while carrying up to 3000 people on the bridge; however, to ensure the safety of Sapa Glass Bridge, only 500 people (at maximum) are allowed to walk on the bridge at the same time.
Besides, as to reach the Glass Bridge area, tourists will use glass elevators that can carry up to 30 people each turn and travel at not so fast speed to guarantee safety for tourists (they estimate that this elevator system can carry about 1200 people per hour). In addition, the elevators have 3 sides made of glass which bring to tourists the best view on the way up to the bridge.
|01 Turn Elevator
If you don’t want to pay for the elevator, you still can hike to the bridge. However, you have to think carefully before deciding to conquer the 3-hour hiking route here instead of 1’30s on the elevator. If it seems so costly for the returned elevator, you should buy the 1 turn elevator ticket to travel up to the bridge and walk on the way down (which is much easier than hiking up for 3 hours).
Best photo at Sapa Glass Bridge
For those who are seeking for the best pics at Sapa Glass Bridge, below may be your inspiration for the best pic ever!
Laying on the glass ground
Couple time with majestic Hoang Lien Son range behind
Sunset at Sapa Glass Bridge
How about be girly a little?
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