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Long Bien Bridge

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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 port...

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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i began to go on Long Bien bridge from Tran Nhat Duat str. it needs to walk across Song Hong river about 1.8km. The bridge has one train track,two roadway for motorbike and so... read more

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Tsu-shi, Mie, Japan

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Tsu-shi, Mie, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

i began to go on Long Bien bridge from Tran Nhat Duat str. it needs to walk across Song Hong river about 1.8km. The bridge has one train track,two roadway for motorbike and so narrow two sidewalk. Actually, i fled with danger walking on that was difficult to pass other parson and roadway was always much bike with noisy hone.... More 

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Austrian Alps, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place for historical from France in Vietnam along time ago and it is still keeps for historically in Hanoi!

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Thank Peter R
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Take a walk over this bridge to see the river and maybe visit the city on the other side. its a long walk but a lot to see as the bridge crosses the market gardens and tidal flats of the river. The bridge needs some repairs and you can see the rusted sections and broken rivets so tread carefully....

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Thank Steve9119
Adelaide Hills, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Entrance to the bridge is next to the food market on the east side of the old quarter. There is an on ramp for bikes with a small concrete walkway on the left, follow it up and onto the bridge. If you go early enough you will get an excellent view of the market and then of the river barges... More 

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice to watch the sunset with the red river.And we can experience a bike.At night,we can also see the night train.

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SAN JOSE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here many times during the day. This day was special Saturday night and it's date night or family time on the bridge. You can read the history from others here, but the walk was exciting to taste Vietnamese life here. Safe, watch for scooters and bikes. Train will pass through if your lucky. Everything is so simple and peaceful.

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised by long bien bridge. Very similar in architectural style to Eiffel Tower , and in length to the U Bein wooden bridge in Myanmar. It was an honour to be able to walk over it. No cars on this bridge. Tip : go in the evening , make sure you walk over it , sunhat, sunscreen, water, camera,... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking the length of this bridge, beside the railway line ( there is a path on one side of the road only ( care is required as the road is busy with motor bikes on the side you walk). There is a lovely view of Red River', and views of the agricultural gardens below.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Designed by Eifel in the early 1900's this was the first bridge to connect the old quarter of Hanoi to the new city across the red river. It will be hard to not see or cross this bridge during your visit. There is a great light show at night which we saw from the night train.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I understand that Gustave Eiffel designed the bridge at the beginning of the 1900 century, and it's still standing despite being bombed by the Americans. Interesting fact, one of the first targets to use laser guided bombs. Not many people walk the bridge, a few tourists and couples having their wedding photos taken on the day I was there. Only... More 

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