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“Another one of my favorite places in Hanoi”
Review of Long Bien Bridge

Long Bien Bridge
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Good Morning Hanoi Bike Tour
Ranked #46 of 290 things to do in Hanoi
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Long Bien Bridge is an old rail, bike, and foot bridge (with the occasional car) that crosses the red river connecting the old city of Hanoi to the new city. The bridge passes over one of the poorest areas in Hanoi along with one of the bigger markets. Giving some spectacular views from the bridge.

I recommend taking a motor bike or walking at least half way across the bridge to get the views of the river and the boats. If you have a long zoom lens bring it, along with a tripod.

If you catch it at the right angle you can get some fantastic shots of the bridge from the old city side, and if you go at night with a long exposure and happen to catch a train crossing you can get some nice night shots.

Thank erikb1978
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

I had been in Long Bien bridge in the early morning to have look night markets. It was so amazing for me and my husband... the goods all the most come from the North, maybe come from China as well. People did very hard work but always laughing and chatting.... The Bridge is historic place you might want to see with view of Red River and architeche of the bridge.

Thank Rob M
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

A piece of history that is falling apart (like much in Vietnam). Getting to the bridge is an adventure as you try and cross the busy streets; there is a small footpath on either side of the bridge. As I walked I was taken aback by the awful conditions people live in under /alongside the bridge on the water. If you want a little excitement, cross the bridge over the railroad tracks. Well worth the visit but no more than 30 minutes.

Thank Cruisinbob
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

This is an ancient bridge where you can enjoy a 15-minute walk and see the view. Tourists love standing there to take photos of the little boats and riverside mulberry fields and banana fields. The site look gorgeous at sunset but watch out when you walk there at that time because the traffic is quite heavy.

Thank ThuanDuong
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Every time I come to Hanoi I enjoy the bridge and the area around it. If you don't want to go all the way across, walk out on one side, take the steep stairs down onto the island - a world apart from HN - about 1/3 of the way across, wander around a bit, and then come up the stairs on the other side to return.

The market below the foot of the bridge is great in the very early morning.

3  Thank jcremer
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