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Long Bien Bridge

Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #11 of 91 Attractions in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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...
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Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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 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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San Francisco, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We walked across the bridge mainly because of its architectural heritage (Gustave Eiffel). The brige is not well-maintained and is rusting in many parts. As we aproached the far side we encountered locals, living in the nearby hovels, buring garbage rather than pay to have it hauled away (per our local guide). It made the air noxious and difficult to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

it's very old!!! i like to stay there and look at sun set. very beautiful and peaceful. but i think it's too old for motobike. just for walking and train is better

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Cornwall
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Interesting from a design point of view and the views in the middle are quite good but it is far too noisy and you don't feel all that safe on the very small walkway as all the bikes rush by. Worth a look though.

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Perth, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great spot for picture-taking. Had a guide one day who filled us in on the interesting history of the bridge.

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Dhaka Division, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is the oldest bridge I have ever been. In my country Bangladesh, there is a old bridge named Kalurghat Bridge, which is still using from 1931. Me and my friend crossed Long Bien Bridge when we were in Hanoi. It was a nice feeling. The side view is also mind blowing if you can feel from your heart.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Walking or cycling (or even taking the train from Long Bien to Ga Lam) over the bridge is worth it if you have a spare couple of hours in Hanoi. The views are good - of the river and of the farming and floodplain right in the city centre. It feels very remote from the bustling city and streets either... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The bridge itself is very old. It's very long, and takes you from the city into a more country area of Hanoi. It may be nice to watch a sunset from here. It was a cloudy day when I crossed it, yet all I seen besides the water was old buildings showing the poorer side of Hanoi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Traveled here to watch the sunset on the Red River with a local guide, and I simply couldn't explain why just a bridge could fascinate me so much liked this. This bridge was designed by the same person who did the Eiffel tower, and it has been through more than 100 years with full of historical event of Vietnam. Finally,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

interesting walk along this bridge dodging the bikes and motor bikes along this narrow bridge which spans the Red River and passes over the old markets and very seedy parts of town. Not for the faint hearted!!

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Me and My Friends Have Visited The Bridge And Amazed With How It Looks Like. It Looks A Bit Old But that Could Tell You The HISTORY Of It. We Walked Along The Path And It Was So Beautiful. There Are Motorbike And Cars All The Time. And If You Look Down From The Bridge, You'll See A Very Beautiful... More 

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