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Long Bien Bridge

Hanoi, Vietnam
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday

If you like Bridges you can't really go home without visiting this one . If you know anything about Alexandre Gustave Eiffel it helps in your understanding of some of his achievements and appreciating this bridge ... he was not conceived without sin . He...More

Thank Kingspoon
Reviewed 4 days ago

Should go there in the early morning for summer sunrise or afternoon for sunset. Evening time is also good for chit chatting with friends on sedge mats along two bridge sides, enjoying wholesome river atmosphere.

Thank Uyennguyent
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not really worth the effort as it has a high volume of scooters. If you are in the old quarter, it may be worth taking a look. but we did not go across.

Thank peterjuskiw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the long Bien Bridge before dawn gives you a birdseye view of the Food Markets and the hive of activity going on before the day begins. You also get to see the trains come by as a bonus!

Thank debbiemc26
Reviewed 1 week ago

A curiosity, but well worth a look and to take the time to walk over the bridge and back again. Walked it both day and night and the night time walk was very safe and afforded greater interaction with local food vendors and children alike

Thank ID57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first metal bridge in Vietnam and built by French 1XX year ago combination of railway and wagon (now motobike). According to locals, it was used the same techniques and idea with La Tour Eiffel. One interesting thing, this bridge is only left side ride...More

Thank poorluxer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of three heavily trafficked bridges into Hanoi city. Hearing the history of and understanding the time involved to build this structure helps you understand the sheer determination of the Vietnamese people.

Thank sandyleeh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having seen it as a recommended sight in our guide we decided to walk to it. Albeit only mopeds, bikes and pedestrians this was a chaotic walk along the bridge. But the views were great

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One day this wonderfully functioning bride serving the needs of all types of transport and people will just fall into the river. Probably not but it just looks that way.

Thank philipsmith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bridge is very very old. Even though it's a historical bridge, it should be well maintained since it is now still being used for train and motorcycles. Walking pavement should be repaired for pedestrain safety. I was quite lucky to see the train arriving...More

Thank lisaong2017
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25 March 2015|
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Response from Xaloc | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is true. Young people take photos and in someways they sign their love. Long Bien is something special.