Doc Moc suspension bridge is in Cong Troi (the Heaven’s Gate) area, O Quy Ho pass – some 20km from Sa Pa town – opened for visitors on June 26.

The peak is 2,200m above sea level and rises 600m from the foot of a rocky cliff.

The bridge has 171 wooden steps.

The 200m long bridge has 171 wooden steps, where visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the pass and the majestic scenery of Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range.

Those experiencing the bridge will be equipped with protective gear, including clothes, a helmet, and a seatbelt that attached to the cable fixed above. On the either side of the bridge are two big ropes for visitors to cling on. For further safety requirement, each visitor will be accompanied by a trained employee from the tourist agency.

It normally takes about 8 to 10 minutes for each visitor to cross the bridge and go down the stairs on the other side of the bridge.

"When I took the first few steps, I felt extremely nervous, especially when the the bridge swings due to strong wind," said Dang Thuy, a tourist from Kien Giang province.

She advised people to "be relaxed" while crossing the bridge and warned that their hands might hurt if they clung too tightly to both sides of the cable. "Travelers who want to record videos can use specialized equipment instead of holding the phone to avoid falling down," she added.

Another visitor, Bui Quyet, did not think of recording the views. He said the bridge was "in the middle of the mountain," so the wind blows strongly. "Every step is unsteady, so I didn’t dare to use my phone to record the experience," he said.

The experience on the suspension bridge costs VND 150,000 per person. From now till July 26, visitors have to pay only VND 100,000 for the experience and will have an additional gift of a free-choice drink at Cloudee Coffee & Fastfood.

In the first week of opening, the destination welcomed around 200-300 visitors each day.

Previously, on November 16, 2019, a glass-bottomed suspension bridge was opened at the Rong May Tourist Complex at a height of 300 meters to provide visitors with thrilling views of the Hoang Lien Son mountain range.

Translated by Trung Thanh