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Long Bien Bridge

Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #22 of 96 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
15 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Actually going to the other bridge and taking a picture of the long bien bridge is a little better than being on it. However being on it is nice too: the pictures of the data plate is real cool seeing that it's well over a hundred years old. Try sunset it's beautiful , bring a camera q

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Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had a beautiful view from the bridge, especially at night. There are only motorbikes and bicycles on it, no car. It is interesting to see it!

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I came in Vietnam for vacation in July 2014 from Japan I dont like this bridge its too old, dusty and RUSTY i think its dangerous, they should fix it

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Long Bien bridge is very old bridge in Hanoi. Local people often go here on the afternoon or at night to eat street food, talking to gether and see the great view around. Especialy, you will have beautiful pictures here.

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Kouvola, Finland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If anyone enjoying some extraordinary sites, they should pay it a visit. Long Bien Bridge is supposed to be a historical witness and a good place for landmark photos

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Mittagong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great bridge in a great part of Hanoi, very photogenic at all different times of the day, best bits is the walk around the lake to see the locals doing their own thing, such as meditating, fishing or exervising.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

amazing atmosphere on the Long bien bridge even it was so old. I've got chanced to buy many nicely thing from the villagers who sold on that place.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Something you must see: perfect for walkers, and for lazy people like me, a nice motorbike ride. Designed by Gustaf Eiffel, this bridge is enormous and carries rail and motorbike transport only. It is probably the only place in Vietnam where they drive/right on the right hand side - Gustaff must have had some British inspiration. Hahahah!

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Hanoi
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26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

You see this bridge everywhere: printed on postcards, in pictures and in... real life. It's rusty, it's old but it opens a huge door to colonial history!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

the bridge looks kind of rundown, but the slums and people living around the bridge are more fascinating.

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