Starlight Bridge in Ho Chi Minh City (Cầu Ánh Sao) is known as one of the most beautiful and romantic bridges in Saigon. Completed in 2010, Starlight Bridge is the first modern pedestrian bridge in Vietnam. Connecting two sides of Thay Tieu Channel, the famous Crescent Lake area and Kenh Dao area in Phu My Hung which is known as the rich or middle-class neighborhoods in Ho Chi Minh City, Starlight Bridge is for residents to go sightseeing, view the beautiful scenery and gather.
Starlight Bridge, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. CLICK HERE to see the location of the flower market on Google Maps. This beautiful bridge is about 7.5 km from District 1.
Design of Starlight Bridge in Ho Chi Minh City
It was designed by Gao Ge – a Chinese company, designed in detail by Dao Fund Construction Design Consultant Company and built by Sino-Pacific Company. The construction of Starlight Bridge was started in May, 2009, completed and opened for public at the end of 2010.
Starlight Bridge is 170 m long and 8.3 m wide. It is as curved as the crescent moon. Round led lights on the bridge look light stars on the sky so that it is named Starlight. Walking on the bridge, pedestrians feel like walking in the sky with countless bright stars. On two sides of the bridge, there is a modern fountain, illuminated with color-changing lights. The solar power lighting system was used to illuminate the Starlight Bride and the fountain.
At two ends of the bridge, there are two squares, the crescent shape one represents the moon, the other is in a round shape and symbolize for the sun.
Nice view from Starlight Bridge in Ho Chi Minh City
From Starlight Bridge, visitors have chances to enjoy the nice views of Crescent Lake, apartment buildings, Crescent Shopping Mall, Crescent Lake Park. The sceneries around the bridge are beautiful by day and by night. They cover new coats when the sun goes down and lights are on.
Starlight Bridge and Crescent Lake – great places to date, gather and enjoy the evening
Couples, families with kids, friends, lonely people love to be at the bridge thanks to its beauty, spacious area, nice sceneries and good location. It is known as one of the most romantic places to date in Saigon. Top things to do at Starlight Bridge include:
1. Walk on the bridge with countless lights that are similar to stars in the sky.
Saigon people do not need to join any 3D or virtual reality game in order to walk in the sky which is full of twinkle stars. They just go to Anh Sao Bridge, walk on “the stars” and forget all the troubles.
2. Relax at the foot of Starlight Bridge
3. Eat and drink while chatting leisurely
Teenagers prefer to enjoy some snacks and drink refreshing drinks such as iced sugarcane juice, iced tea, coffee, coconut water with kumquat juice. Cool and sweet ice cream is a good choice. Some people sip some beers alone or with their friend at the square at the foot of Starlight Bridge in Ho Chi Minh City.
At Tet Festival, Phu My Hung Spring Flower Festival is held in the area around the bridge. Coming to Starlight Bridge during this time, visitors have oppotunities to enjoy thounsands of flowers, plants, replicas of Vietnam’s countryside and models of animal signs.