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Epic-Traveller
Rushden, UK4,475 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
After 6 short months travelling South East Asia, I was on the way to the airport in Hanoi and passed the red river, over the big suspension bridge.

It’s a vast river with lots of ships and cruise boats surrounded by vast green banks. I would have enjoyed a cruise up it if I’d had the time.
Written 9 July 2019
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Tambonz
Waipu, New Zealand888 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
When we crossed it many times when in Hanoi... It was unfortunately always brown. Big River... No great deal about it... 750 plus miles long. Lots of ships in it.
Written 27 June 2019
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
The Red River is the largest river in Northern Vietnam. It starts in Yunnan, China flowing through Vietnam and ends in the Gulf of Tonkin. The Red River delta is the economic centre of Northern Vietnam and Haiphong, the main port, lies on a branch of the delta.
Written 20 September 2018
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Flying Dutchman
Somme-Leuze, Belgium957 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Red River is mainly seen as a part of Hanoi City regarding the fact that the biggest bridge that connect airport to the city is also on that river. However as you travel away from Hanoi and to the west on the river you see beautiful view at river banks with traditional houses, fields and fishing villages. So the best way to enjoy the river is to get away from the city...
Written 18 April 2018
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David B
Rayong, Thailand9,813 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
The Red River rises in China's Yunnan Province, then through Vietnam, past Hanoi, and into the Red River Delta, a huge area of some 7,000 square kilometers that extends 150 km inland and 80 km along the coast.

It carries down hundreds of tons of dirt each year, which is deposited in the delta, forming rich and fertile soil for vegetables, rice and flowers.

I visited some of the market gardens along the banks of the river and was told that the area produces three or four crops a year, depending on the vegetables being grown.

So the river is not only a major source of fish for Vietnam but an essential source of vegetables.
Written 25 December 2017
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Coryy20
Port of Spain, Trinidad4,837 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
The red river is nothing to go out of your way Io see really..just a very wide expanse body of brown looking water.. Why it's called red river I'm not sure. Looks more brown then red. Past this on my way to hallong bay I think it was..

Written 23 October 2017
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David B
Rayong, Thailand9,813 contributions
Dec 2016 • Friends
There are Red River tours, but save the money and do it yourself - it is easy.

First of all there are two bridges crossing the river, connecting Hanoi with its north eastern suburbs.

One of them, Long Bien Bridge, was repeatedly bombed by US warplanes during the Vietnam War because it was then the only link between Hanoi and the important coastal port of Haiphong. But as soon as the Americans bombed it, Vietnamese engineers would rush in and bridge the gaps again. By the way, Long Bien Bridge was designed by Eiffel of Eiffel Tower fame.

Now there is a newer bridge, Chuong Duong Bridge, which offers widescape views up and down the Red River, and upstream gives you an excellent view of Long Bien Bridge.

Along the banks of the river are numbers market gardens, growing in the rich alluvial soil washed down by the river over the centuries.

If you feel like a walk, go to Tran Nhat Duat road and take one of the side streets leading down to the river.
Written 15 January 2017
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