Referring to Quang Ninh, in addition to the famous tourists attractions, we can not help but mention the unique architectures considered as cultural symbols of the mine land.
Bai Chay Bridge
Bai Chay Bridge on National Highway 18, was put into use in 2006, connecting two parts of Halong City, Hon Gai and Bai Chay through Cua Luc Bay into Halong Bay. Bai Chay bridge is a reinforced concrete cable-stayed bridge with a flat surface and a main span of 435 m, the world record for the bridge type of this structure. This is a national key project, which plays an important role in the development of the northern economic triangle, including Hanoi, Hai Phong and Quang Ninh.
This is a type of cable-stayed bridge with reinforced concrete box beams. Two bridge towers are located on the well sinking system with a very large size. The bridge is constructed with balanced cantilever technology, at the main pier at the height of 50 m, bridge girders are reaching the sea and ends when connecting the two wings, this construction technology ensures the ships still work well during the construction.
Bai Chay has a total length of 903 m, a width of 25.3 m, including six lanes of traffic with four lanes of motorized vehicles, two lanes of rudimentary vehicles and pedestrians. The bridge’s clearance is 50 m in height and 130 m in width, ensuring a convenient way for 40,000 tone vessels. The road to the bridge is a 5 km long, with eight bridges spanning 1.172 km in length. The bridge is capable of withstanding earthquakes of magnitude 7.
Not only significant in terms of traffic, Bai Chay bridge marks the new construction record of Vietnam and the world. With a flat cable structure and a 435 m long main span, this is the first prestressed concrete cable-stayed bridge to be built in Vietnam. With its slender, modern architecture, Bai Chay Bridge offers a new and romantic architecture that contributes to the beauty of Halong Bay.
Quang Ninh Exhibition of Planning and Expo Center
Quang Ninh Exhibition of Planning and Expo Center lying on the bank of Halong Bay, with a total floor area of nearly 21,000 m2, is the place for exhibitions, cultural exchanges, organizing trade fairs to promote domestic and international trade.
With the appearance as a dolphin playing on the waves, Quang Ninh Exhibition of Planning and Expo Center is considered one of the beautiful, new, creative, unique feature and the highlight of the overall picture of urban architecture in Halong City. The project was built in 19 months with a total investment of about 1.150 billion VND.
The building consists of two blocks, linked by elevators, escalators and stairs. The first pearl oyster-shaped block has two floors for organizing events, fairs, exhibitions and regional planning displays. The second one is a giant dolphin with a length of 320 m, a width of up to 45 m to display the planning projects, architectural, spiritual typical models.
According to the introduction, the project is the place for cultural exchanges, organizing fairs, promoting domestic and international trade; together with Quang Ninh Museum – Library, Children’s cultural center and Lan Be Park combining into a tourist complex contributing to attract tourists in Quang Ninh province.
Dong Trieu Provincal Gate
Located at the gateway of Quang Ninh province, the section adjacent to Hai Duong province, Dong Trieu provincial gate is the welcome point, a symbol of the majesty and stability of Quang Ninh province, the land of elite convergence and spread.
The gate consists of eight main piers with a height of 38-43 m, weight each pier up to 105 tones forming rocky mountains on Halong Bay.
Halong Ocean Park
Ocean Park deployed in Halong city has a total investment of about 6000 billion VND. This is the combination of many entertainment and recreational items in the world designed following Disneyland park model on nearly 200 hectares in Bai Chay Ward and Hong Gai Ward (Halong City) .
Halong Ocean Park includes the following main items: Cable Car System (Queen Cable Car) with 2 cabinets accommodating 230 passengers / cabin; giant Halong Sun Wheel, large aquarium, giant water park, commercial buildings, high-class service …
The symbolic structure of Uong Bi City
The 32 m high structure built on an area of nearly 1,200 m2 is made of zinc-sprayed concrete, describing the city’s development from the past to the present and its cultural and economic characteristics of Uong Bi city: the city of electricity and coal; the Buddhist capital, the birthplace of Zen Buddhism Truc Lam Yen Tu.
The construction of the city symbol officially started on 10th November 2014, at the Park Lake area, Quang Trung ward. This is the third level cultural work, invested by the People’s Committee with a total investment of 19.4 billion VND. The investment capital for the construction comes from the central targeted fund for urban center refurbishment under the program of upgrading grade-II urban level.
The symbol of Uong Bi city consists of three parts. The base is the simulation of the ship carrying the city to overcome the storm, along with the people of Uong Bi rising in the process of modernization, industrialization. The base simultaneously depicts the waves of the historic Bach Dang river where imprinted the glorious victory of our ancestors against foreign invaders. The body part depicts Dong Pagoda – Yen Tu, the cradle of the Truc Lam Zen and the industrial wheel, depicting Uong Bi – a convergence of favorable conditions for socio-economic development. The top part represents the youth of the city in the present and in the future, aiming at modernization, socio-economic development, human resource development at the center, combined with sustainable development.
Quang Ninh Museum – Library
Situated on the coastal road of the East Coast of Halong City, Quang Ninh Museum – Library is considered a perfect cultural work and a sustainable point of Halong tourism.
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