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Phu Quoc's Kiss Bridge Built For Connection and Emotion

The Kiss Bridge (Cau Hon) is a new iconic destination on Phu Quoc Island in southern Vietnam

In December 2023, luxury tourism developer Sun Group officially unveiled Kiss Bridge in Sunset Town on Phu Quoc Island.

Crafted by Italian architect Marco Casamonti, the innovative design of Kiss Bridge took inspiration from ‘The Creation of Adam’, the classical fresco created by Michelangelo for the Sistine Chapel in Rome, and ‘The Legend of Nguu Lang and Chuc Nu’, a Vietnamese folk tale about two young lovers who are separated by the Jade Emperor but permitted to meet once a year on the O Thuoc Bridge.

This new architectural wonder spans 800m with two separate walkways coming from opposite directions. In the middle there is a 30cm gap — a distance which can be easily “crossed” with an embrace, a handshake, or even a kiss.

The bridge was constructed using cantilevers, which are supported by a tilted pylon at a 65-degree angle on one end, while the other end extends out into space, reaching a distance of 25m. The combined weight of the cantilevered structure on either side is 400 tons, equivalent to the compression force of 40 buses.

The bridge’s tips are composed of ultra-clear glass, offering 96% transparency. This lends the glass an almost ‘invisible’ quality. A LED lighting system also illuminates the bridge, casting a soft glow through the structure.

To capture a spectacular sight, the distance between the bridge has a precise point gap – calculated exactly that on   every 1 January, the setting sun descends right between the bridge’s two arches.

25 May 2024