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Vietnam Opens New ‘Kissing Bridge’ As A Selfie Hotspot 

Last week, a new hotspot opened in Vietnam called the “Kiss Bridge” to give couples a chance to share a romantic moment with the beautiful Vietnamese sunsets. 

The bridge itself is located in Vietnam’s southern Phu Quoc Island, which is famous for its spectacular beach views. The bridge itself was a collaborative project between luxury tourism developer Sun Group, and Italian architect Marco Casamonti. 

The bridge itself is half a mile long (800 meters) and is made up of two separate halves. 

According to reports, the design of the bridge was inspired by Michelangelo’s classic fresco painting ‘The Creation of Adam’ located at the Sistine Chapel. Casamonti cited that just like the pointing fingers in the painting, the two halves of the bridge aren’t quite touching. 

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The photo opportunity that the bridge provides shows the north and south sections of the bridge meeting with 12 inches of space between them, mimicking the space between the fingers in the painting. One kisser goes on each side, then lean in for the picture. 

The location and distance between these sections of the bridge were also meticulously built so that on January 1st every year, the sun will fall directly in the gap between the two halves, according to the Sun Group. 

The bridge was fully built with romance in mind, and is named “Cau Hon” which is Vietnamese for “proposing marriage,” just in case any visitors want to take the opportunity to get engaged.

Phu Quoc Island’s Sunset Town, where the bridge is located, is in Vietnam’s southern province of Kien Giang, and is known as one of Vietnam’s “best island getaway,” which is often taken advantage of by honeymooners. 

The Sun Group is known for various projects with spectacular views, including the well known “Golden Bridge” near Da Nang, where two giant statue hands “lift up” a shimmering structure; the bridge itself is about 493 feet long.