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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
Fee: No
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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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Crossed over this long and impressive bridge by train. Found that it was also possible to cross by scooter or on foot. Foot access is from the Long Bien railway platform. Easy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rob M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Crossed over this long and impressive bridge by train. Found that it was also possible to cross by scooter or on foot. Foot access is from the Long Bien railway platform. Easy access from the Old quarter side of the bridge to the Long Bien bus station for local bus to airport (no 17, 18,000 dong- takes 90 minutes)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice French - architectural bridge over the red river, not far from the Old Quarter. It's best visiting in late afternoon.

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Thank Lucia F
Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not particularly good when it's too sunny but either soft summer rain, winter morning you could enjoy this fantastic bridge designed by French Architect by walking along the pedestrian. You will have a wonderful view of the city from the bridge. Sunset would be preferred if you are not early morning type. Staircase leading you to the cornfield is very... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing Spectacular. But we passed it several times. History tells it all. Have a look and enjoy. Nothing Special

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a Vespa tour which included a stop on the bridge. Over 100 years old and designed by the architect of the Eiffel Tower. It's a wonderful place to stop and watch the flurry of scooters and push bikes. Fabulous views up and down the Red river and the people that farm and live there. There's a combination of industry,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very old, only motorbikes allowed. There are tiny pedestrians lines. It is hard to use them because of air pollution from motorbikes.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a taxi to the beginning of the bridge and started walking across. The bridge has a narrow part in each direction for scooters and a very narrow concrete slab pavement in each direction for pedestrians with a train line in the middle. The volume of scooters has to be seen to be believed. It took about an hour... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

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 July 20, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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