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Long Bien Bridge

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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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Railway bridge and sunset

This rather rusty railway bridge was built by the colonial French to carry the line over the Red River to and from Hanoi Station. It opened in 1903 and at 2.4 kilometres in length... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This rather rusty railway bridge was built by the colonial French to carry the line over the Red River to and from Hanoi Station. It opened in 1903 and at 2.4 kilometres in length was the longest railway bridge in Asia at that time. Part of the original bridge survives but other sections have been rebuilt as the result of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I'm not sure why people trek to this bridge. Yes, it's historic -- but there is no information anywhere on the bridge telling its story. If you go, ride a motorbike: I certainly wouldn't recommend walking since it's long, hot, and crowded with other bikes zooming by

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We walked over this bridge in day time. Once you are over the bridge you really can't appreciate it. The view towards the other end of the bridge is fantastic. The bridge also gives you the opportunity to view the red river and the area below the bridge.the scene of poverty below the bridge is mind blowing. It worth the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Its a nice place but you need to be carefull during the evening time sometime you can see bad people around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Old french iron bridge, its quite long, can be windy over the river, lots of motorbikes around 5pm. You can cross to other side in the centre by going down and under the bridge. Trains go across in the centre.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Not sure if my title is a little TOO sarcastic. I'm already getting in trouble with TA recently. This is a symbolic bridge, designed by Mr Eiffel himself. I fully recommend crossing - do not allocate even an hour for this to fill your time however!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The best part about walking to Long Bien is that it will take you to the edges of the Old Quarter, to where the traffic is locals zipping to and from work, rather than tourists in cyclos. The bridge itself is crumbling. Walk along a narrow footpath and you get some sort of a view of the Red River and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I walked from my hotel in the old quarter, across the bridge and back. Very interesting and enjoyable. Genuinely nice people on the other side, no tourist traps there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Yes we thought this was worth the trudge. Steeped in history and a good hike morning and evening, this bridge spans the Red River. It takes about 20 minutes to cross and you are rewarded with some shops and cafes on the other side by a little park. Some locals sell some fruit half way accross and it is well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We were brought here by our free walking tour guides. This bridge offers a great view of the Red River, best enjoyed on a sunset. Given its age and condition, only trains and mopeds are allowed to use the bridge. Apparently, this bridge is not only known for being historic, it's also locally known for being a romantic spot for... More 

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