Ong Cop Bridge, Longest Wooden Bridge in Vietnam

Update: 13/10/2021
Known as the longest wooden bridge in Vietnam, Ong Cop bridge offers travel and photo enthusiasts a spectacular natural scene that will definitely worth seeing

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Ong Cop bridge is located in Phu Yen - the land of “yellow flowers on green grass” in Vietnam, which is attractive with beautiful beaches, and other spectacular landscapes such as Ghenh Da Dia, O Loan lake, Mang Lang church, among others.

Coming to Phu Yen, you should not forget to explore Ong Cop bridge about 800m in length and 1.5m in width. This is the longest wooden bridge in Vietnam that visitors cannot miss when visiting Phu Yen.

There are many wooden bridges across the river in Vietnam, but Mieu Ong Cop bridge (or Ong Cop bridge, Binh Thanh bridge) is the most famous, which is across Phu Ngan River, connecting the villages in the north of An Ninh Tay commune, Tuy An district with Xuan Dai ward, Song Cau town (Phu Yen province).

From 1A Highway, visitors turn toward the sea about over 100m to come Ong Cop Bridge. From a distance, the bridge looks small in the middle of the immense water. Every day, there are hundreds of visitors going on the bridge.

With the rustic and charming beauty, this wooden bridge is not only a way for local people but also a destination for check-in of the young or photographers.Ong Cop wooden bridge was put into use in early 1999 and has now been managed by many households. The planks of the bridge are made from casuarina tree and eucalyptus tree; the wall of the bridge is made of old bamboo. Bridges are only designed for use by motorcycles and pedestrians. There are piles of casuarina wood available at the foot of the bridge, so the broken planks will be repaired immediately.

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Ong Cop Bridge is also a shortcut to famous landmarks in Phu Yen such as Ghenh Da Dia (about 8 km away), Mang Lang stone church (120 years old) or O Loan lagoon (Vietnamese national tourist spot).

On the head of the bridge to Xuan Dai ward, there is a hut managed by a household to take tolls across the bridge. Each visitor must pay VND 1,000 - 5,000 for tolls, depending on the number of people and goods, students are free of charge, according to Travel Authentic Asia.

“Going on the bridge is much more convenient than taking a detour or ferry so I'm willing to pay the fee. In the rainy season, the bridge is unusable, people go around very far, so everyone hopes the bridge will not be swept away by the flood” said a resident in Phu Yen.

Wandering on this wooden bridge, visitors can catch the images of the boat men rowing a net, children bathing in the river or hard women cycling across the bridge.

Visitors choose the time of sunrise or sunset to take wonderful pictures of the bridge. For photographers, the angle of view from above is more impressive with the image of the bridge stretching far away.

A bright star in the photography community

Ong Cop bridge for many years has been a frequent feature on Instagram and many other photo-sharing platforms in the world. This is not only an everyday route of over 1000 families but also a very famous tourist destination from all over the world.

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The bridge is also a shortcut to a lot of beautiful scenery in Phu Yen like Ghenh Da Dia (8km away), 120-year-old Mang Lang stone church, O Loan swarm National reserve. There is a guard tower to look after the bridge and charge the passenger. People crossing the bridge have to pay a small toll of VND 1.500 to 5.000 (about 5 to 20cents) depends on the vehicle they use, students are free of charge, as reported by Best Price Travel.

“Thanks to the bridge, we don’t have to go around or take boats, it makes things much easier so I’m willing to pay. In the rainy season, we can’t use the bridge, we have to go around a very long way to get to the other side” - said a local.

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Source: Vietnam Times