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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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This is a memorable walk across this famous bridge, survived the bombing in the war, long and at times a little scary, some opportunities for good photos with all the vegetables... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is a memorable walk across this famous bridge, survived the bombing in the war, long and at times a little scary, some opportunities for good photos with all the vegetables gardens and the barges on the Red River. Take it for what it is and enjoy.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The approach to this bridge is filthy. Walking on this bridge is downright scary. The views form the bridge is quite nice once you pass all the filth but still not worth it.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This bridge is beautiful in the way it is ! Many local girls come to pose and people sell vegetables on the side of the bridge. The walk is nice in the afternoon but a little crowded as there are many motorbikes from 5.00pm.

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We walked across from Hanoi old quarter taking in sights and sounds. Often had to watch where you put your feet or watch for the odd scooter that decided to use footpath over the road. Bridge rail in places was getting worked on. There was also a fisherman or two trying their luck. Probably betteŕ to do this earlier or... More 

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Taoyuan, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

I drive across this bridge on my motorcycle. There are places to pull to the side and take nice pictures of the river and farms below. The bridge is old and occasionally there will be a train crossing. There are no cars or foot traffic so it's quite nice for a scenic view.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

To access the bridge, stay on Tran Nhat Duat (against traffic) and take the left after Hang Khoai. It's a small street that bends around to Long Bien Bridge. We had mistakenly crossed over at a footbridge by Thanh Yen and walked about 450 meters before realizing the bridge access is on the other side. We turned back and walked... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We did a cyclo and went to this bridge to take photos. The people on the cyclo didnt speak a lick of english so we didnt get the story. We later went to Halong Bay and our tour bus guide was able to talk about the bridge and give us the history. Built by the same guy as the Eiffle... More 

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Devonport, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Built by Gustav Eiffle - Eiffle Tower builder. This bridge is 2.5km long...but weather so hot...only walked .5km...was enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Take a walk and enjoy the atmosphere. What makes the bridge special is how it changes in one day. At dawn, local people run on two sides to work out. Get there and breathe in the fresh air of the Red River and the countryside. During the day, the bridge becomes more crowded as it is still used as a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Although this bridge is undergoing repairs it is amazing that it is still standing. Just watching the amount of traffic going over is impressive.

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Address: Hanoi, Vietnam
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi

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