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Long Bien Bridge

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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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Great old bridge

I run across this bridge often and enjoy taking in the different sites along the way. There's not much to it but certainly worth the walk on the skinny sidewalk.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Ha Noi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Most of visitor only notice on the bridge itself, An other charm to come here is to try the boiled corn - fresh, grown under the fridge, This is the best corn in Vietnam.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It should be more and regular visit by tourist and taken as recommended walk. At first few hundred meter might be bit of unusual scene of local market with poor houses but if you keep going to middle of brigde where scene of river and little local venders selling fishes, vegetable...best visit that around 4-6 with crazy traffic scenes. As... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I run across this bridge often and enjoy taking in the different sites along the way. There's not much to it but certainly worth the walk on the skinny sidewalk.

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

On the way to Airport from the city, Long Bien Bridge was constructed by French opened in 1903. It was heavily attacked in Vietnam war but sustained, and later refurbished.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The Long Bien Bridge was built between 1899 and 1902 by Paris architects Dayde & Pille, and opened in 1903. Long Bien Bridge was originally named the ‘Paul Doumer Bridge’, after the former Governor-General of French Indochina. The bridge was renamed when the French were chased out of Vietnam. Paul Doumer was assassinated in 1932 in Paris, when he was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

It is 1 km from the hotel to there . It was built by French People when they are in Viet Nam . Nice Bridge .

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Vung Tau, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It was an oldest story about Friend people who manage Vietnam along time before and we think they will keep such as an it's history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

it's a modern looking bridge on the way to the airport. Can't really rave about it, but it does give nice views of barge traffic on the river...and the structure held up to get us to the airport.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Go across for the river views, for the wonder at its continued existence, and for the chance to see the holes that have to be war damage. Seen from the Chuong Duong bridge, it's obvious that this one was heavily damaged in wartime, as you see the different, unoriginal super structure on much of it. Go across so that you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I walked over this bridge and taxied back. Real interesting sights to be seen and I was the only one walking and taking it in. I walked from the old quarter end and on the other side turn right and follow the road to the end and across from that just to the right is a local beer hall which... More 

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