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Long Bien Bridge

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Address: Hanoi, Vietnam
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

The Long Bien bridge across the Red River connects Hanoi with the main port...

The Long Bien bridge across the Red River connects Hanoi with the main port of Haiphong. Designed by Gustave Eiffel, the bridge sustained significant damage during the Vietnam War. Only half of the bridge retains its original shape, but a rebuilding project supported by the French government is currently in progress to restore the bridge to its original appearance.

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Interesting place to visit

It was good going across the bridge then going for a walk below the bridge where the people lived. We had a private tour guide for a tour of Hanoi and we were taken here.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Luke D
Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was good going across the bridge then going for a walk below the bridge where the people lived. We had a private tour guide for a tour of Hanoi and we were taken here.

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This bridge spans the suburbs and across the main river from Hanoi. It is a large metal structure that allows trains, scooters and pedestrians in busy roads. We walked across from Hanoi; we were hoping for a train. The walkway is a little scary due to the height and wobbly concrete blocks. Their are lots of scooters and bike that... More 

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This bridge is still in heavy use by motorbike traffic, and is in its original form. It was repaired many times after American bombing in the early 70s.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit for one reason, you get a great view of the river and the Riverside cityscape. Not much else to it to be fair.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought it would be fun to see life from this long old rustic looking bridge! It took a few years off my life yet the trains roll along with hundreds of passengers and lifestocks, goods and whatnot each time and bicycles and motorbikes roared on both sides carrying more than their fair shares! We even saw a biker catching... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its a bridge which goes from A to B with a river view.....would advise the wearing of a mask. Best viewed from the back of a scooter for that authentic feel...lol

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Originally built in French Colonial Times by the same architect as the Eiffel Tower, this ageing bridge connects Hanoi to the Suburbs over the Red River. The main claim to fame is that it withstood the US bombings during the war, it being a major target. It has to be said though, it could do with some running repairs!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the bridge is really cool (designed by the same architect as the eiffel tower), but could definitely use a few repairs. Can be a little scary at times as the bridge will shake as you walk across it and a number of the concrete blocks need to be replaced. It's also jarring to watch someone ride their motorbike the wrong... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot for the life of me figure out why this is such a highly recommend tourist destination. Crossing the street alone to get there is a death trap and once you get to the bridge, it looks and feels as if you will fall through. It crosses to the other side of the city but it felt so structurally... More 

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Colchester, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My experience with Long Bien Bridge is as a backdrop to magical Hanoi. Like a ghost rising out of hazy sunrise, this bridge greeted me from my hotel each morning I awoke in Hanoi, majestic, regal, and solid. It is a historic bridge, dating back to French colonial times in Vietnam. It was also a major target for U.S. bombing... More 

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