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Address: Hanoi, Vietnam
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: The Long Bien bridge across the Red River connects Hanoi with the main...
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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Quite like Calcutta's Howrah Bridge !

I 1st saw the Long Bien Bridge on my way to the Halong Bay. A long & impressive cantilever bridge, it resembles a dragon, when viewed from a distance! I read at an in-flight... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

nice place and very look like fly dragon. it was historical bridge in ha noi. if you have free time you can walk on the long bien bridge to see bing river from long bien bridge. you can see many love locks on the bridge. so you can think about your love ...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I 1st saw the Long Bien Bridge on my way to the Halong Bay. A long & impressive cantilever bridge, it resembles a dragon, when viewed from a distance! I read at an in-flight magazine that Gustave Eiffel, the guy behind the eponymous Eiffel Tower, had also designed this bridge. Well, he did a fine job with it! & for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Take a walk around the lake, great people watching and get a feel for the city the first day you are there. The bridge is red and beautiful--looks like a beautiful bridge you would see in Japan but here it is in Vietnam. Family's, couples-- young and old strolling, working out and doing their daily exercises right in the middle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

First of all, this is only a lake in middle of a city. But there's no admission charge and it's free to sit there all day long watching the world pass you by. There are plenty of vendors selling various items around the lake and a Coffee Shop at one end, close to the big clock. There's a small temple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Whenever I visit Hanoi a must do is to travel the Long Bien Bridge - either by walking, xe om or by train. This structure despite being built by the colonial French (Gustave Eiffel was the designer) has become ingrained as part of the fabric of this amazing city. The bridge is in a very sad state of disrepair and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

a wonderful walk of about 4km (round trip). Beautiful bridge reserved for motor bikes and train. look especially under the bridge and observe people living ...

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Get a motorbike, if you dont, a xeom. Eat a corn seated in a tiny plastic chair in the mid of the old bridge and watch motorbikes and the old train pass by, if you are adventurous go down the stairs and walk among palm trees and banana trees near the red river. I saw naked vietnamese taking a bath!

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Long Biên Bridge is the oldest Bridge in Hà Nội .Good atmostphere, design, scenery. Also can see the Red River.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

It was great walk over the brigde to see stuning red river and local daily life, taking train photos and breath the fresh air

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Long Bien bridge is one of four greatest bridge in the 20 century and the longest bridge in the world at this time. Long Bien bridge is still to be the symbol of Hanoi. Long Bien bridge was built during 3 years from 1899 by more than 3000 Vietnamese people under the control of Freach. Not many people known that... More 

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