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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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Love this place so much!

Love this place so much, especially every summer afternoons. Local people life, local street food and most of all, another view to Hanoi old quarter streets.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Go in the evening. To catch sunset. An extension of old quarter. It's just another old ancient bridge. But an old rickety one. Walk carefully. Some parts do not seem safe but I figure if it's taking this number of motorists, it shd be good to some extent. Lots of people come here some to exercise others to chill and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My fiance lived across this bridge so I have many memories of motorbike trips across it at all times of the day and night and in all weathers. Crazy place but good fun. Look out over the narrow river and sand banks that are home to many farms.Try riding across in an afternoon storm!! Not your usual tourist attraction but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Love this place so much, especially every summer afternoons. Local people life, local street food and most of all, another view to Hanoi old quarter streets.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I have crossed this bridge with motorbike. it was nice view from the bridge and good to see the hanoi from that point.

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Got there with a vietnamese friend and it was nice experience. Nice old french style bridge now people are still using it for every day life.

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Altadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The Long Bien Bridge is a great way to see Hanoi from the locals perspective. If you really want to hang with the locals bring a towel and goggles and go for a swim and the banks of the island that you can access half-way across. Just know that locals often swim nude and there are different areas for men... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is one of the better places in Hanoi. I went through on a motorbike with my friend around 10pm. The air was fresher than in other areas and you could look at locals hanging out with their friends. Seems like a dating spot haha.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It has no significant tourism value but it's worth a visit since it's a place with a story to tell of Hanoi. And if you're into photography, you will have great shots of this bridge with the background of Red river and the sunset. An interesting info about this bridge is that many locals mistake that it was a work... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A working steel bridge with normal vehicular traffic but with no significant tourism value. It is not visited or photographed as a tourist site, although most tourists would be riding a bus or taxi from the airport, and use this bridge to enter the city of Hanoi from the north, where the airport is. It would be somewhat strange to... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We rode our bike back and forth this bridge and it was a great experience dodging all the traffic. Great spectacular views from the bridge. It is a long one though and at times almost gives the feeling that it will crumble any moment. Fun though

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

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