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Address: Hanoi, Vietnam
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Built by French, Bombed by Yanks, Loved by Hanoians

I think it's an oddity. To its daily users, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, it's just another bridge. Maybe, a symbol of resistance. I liked it just as I liked the old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lao Cai, Vietnam
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Old Bar, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

WOW!! in a Taxi, on the back of a moto but never on a skateboard....for me anyway. This bridge is so busy.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place again to sit and reflect on such a crazy city. Love to drive along it and stop midway and park up with a beer

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

have stayed in a variety of hotels in hanoi 3 star.as most supply b/b.tv.toiiet/bathroom facilities are very good,and wifi..with computers in foyer to use .have been going to vietnam for the last 11years,,and just love the friendliness of the local people,is foirst class. sightseeing by motor cycle tour guides are very easy obtained..if you see a gent sitting by the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's great to go through here at sunset, you can see everything 2 waterfront, 1 inside the bustling city on the lamp, one side quiet peaceful feeling, the bridge has been omitted much, and rail in the middle of the bridge, we went through here from the hotel to the old town, great.

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Lao Cai, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think it's an oddity. To its daily users, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, it's just another bridge. Maybe, a symbol of resistance. I liked it just as I liked the old railway station in Tg Pagar in Singapore. It'll be gone one day, replaced. Maybe, they'll make a monument of it. But, walk it, take in the views, marvel at... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a walk over the bridge after being recommended by our hotel as having beautiful views. It was very interesting to see the fruit and veg sellers half way along the bridge and the barges going up and down the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't walk all the way across as it was extremely hot in the sun however it gave us wonderful views over the Red Sea. Great to see the train across the middle of the Bridge and the motorbikes each way, some driving the opposite way which wasn't unusual.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Long Bien Bridge is old and ugly, but much beloved by Vietnamese as a symbol of resilience against adversity. By most standards, the bridge should have been demolished years ago, and indeed there are now several modern bridges spanning the Red River. But, despite the maintenance costs probably exceeding the cost of a new bridge, the iconic Long Bien... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

every morning i go to work on this brigde, the old brigde on the Red river makes me feel very peaceful. in the summer i always want to be slowly to enjoy the wind and the view! in the winter you can see the flowers! anyway i dont like people selling things ont the bridge, especially in the summer nights... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great walk, but much longer than we had anticipated. We did it late in the afternoon so that it would be a bit cooler. The unfortunate thing was that by the time we got to the other side, it was getting dark and we didn't want to walk all the way back in the dark (quite often... More 

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