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Long Bien Bridge

Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #16 of 99 Attractions in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Long Bien bridge across the Red River connects Hanoi with the main port of Haiphong. Designed by Gustave Eiffel, the bridge sustained significant... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Worth the walk. By the time you get to the other side you would have seen thousands of bikes go by and some nice scenery. Trains go up the centre and bikes (no cars) and walks to each side. We got a taxi back from the other side which was easy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Like this object was telling me a history lesson about Hanoi. It came suddenly in front of my eyes while I was traveling to my final destination. Like complete nice puzzle

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A more-that-100-year-old bridge that connects Hanoi with the outskirt area that bears a lot of history from the French War. Could be boring for any foreigner who isn't interested in Vietnam History.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

After walking through the markets of the old town, we dodged trucks overloaded with goods and motor cycles even more so, we made our way up the old stone steps to the train station at the end of the bridge. We walked across the track to the other side where we could sit in the waiting seats and just watch... More

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

it's quite an old and noisy bridge. I would suggest not to dare walking on it (no sidewalks or barriers). But just take a moment to think about what it means to Vietnamese people. it's a symbol of their resistance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

from hotel in old quater just 10 minute by walk to long bien bridge or you can by motorbike around 15.000dong .lonbien bridge 1km and can look rever or take some pictrue also nice

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Old witness of the long history. The bridge is over 100 years old so it is old and not in very good condition but it's not the big deal. I recommend you visit the bridge over the sunset: you can take a walk on the pavement seeing faces of people hurrying home from work, behold the breath-taking beautiful sunset with... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Best bits is the walk around the lake to see the locals doing their own thing. Across the river is a small park you can rest before your walk back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

For those construction and Eiffel Tower enthusiasts take a taxi ride over the bridge next to this. It was a fluke that when I asked our taxi driver to stop near by but he drive past and took the next bridge. There are round a bouts at each end and the outside lanes are for bikes so can slow down... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Long Bien Bridge is just at the north east corner of the Old Quarter and well worth a visit. The bridge was designed by Eiffel (of Eiffel Tower, Paris) and takes trains, motorbikes and pedestrians. When you walk out along it you can see the little dwellings underneath and houseboats on the river. The entrance is on a little... More

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