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Long Bien Bridge

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Address: Hanoi, Vietnam
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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good for taking photos of the bikes

it's nice place to go if you like taking picture, but it's different kind of picture. it's bikes picture, where you will find it really nice when they come all after each others... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked from our hotel in Hanoi old quater at rush hours. There were lots of motorcycle passing, some hawkers sell fishes, fruits, many teenagers took photographs...The views of ancient bridges, red rivers & city were brilliant. Should do it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely bridge to walk to experience the bikes and the views. But quite a sad view at certain points. You get to see the slums and the amount of rubbish that is piled up. Under the rails, if you are daring enough to climb under, you can find many kids hiding there. Saw many belongings there. Pillows / food /... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it's nice place to go if you like taking picture, but it's different kind of picture. it's bikes picture, where you will find it really nice when they come all after each others. nice shot

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The 5km return walk is free and provides a fascinating insight into Hanoi. The walk starts in near the old quarter and traverses the river with people living in squalor under awnings. There are no cars but lots of motor bikes and the railway line remains. Easily walked in showers or light rain.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised with this one as we had 30 minutes to use prior to leaving for the airport. If you just look at the bridge from afar and take a photo, you're missing out on the real attraction here. Walk a few hundred meters along the bridge and experience the sights, sounds, chaos and views from the bridge. You'll see... More 

Thank Greyhound77
Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was built in 1899 - 1903 under French colony in Viet nam. Now only motorbike and train can go on that bridge. It is very nice structure and under bridge we still can see the life of the Vietnamese farmer.

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not worth a visit. It only looks magnificent from afar, as most large bridges do. However, up close, it is just an old bridge with a busy road.

Thank DC10101
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

French construction similar to the Eiffel Tower construction, good to see the motorcycles get on from various walks of life. Otherwise not that special. Nice to see it's still used as a railway bridge

Thank GeeTee54321
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As old and as rusty as this bridge looks it's amazing it is still in use. Those French really know how to build a bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a good walk to this old bridge. Heard that it's over 100 years old desinged by Mr. Effel. A unique and very love bridge. GOod for walking, viewing scenery from here!

Thank Louis G

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