Long Bien Bridge
Long Bien Bridge
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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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  • Chopper44
    Belfast, United Kingdom286 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth seeing for historical context
    Pretty worthwhile. Go with a guide who will take you halfway out on bridge for a selfie. The bridge played an important part in Hanois development and was bombed many times during the war. Built by same guy that built the Eiffel Tower.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Chris318i
    Regensburg, Germany423 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive bridge
    Impressive bridge close to the old quarter of Hanoi. You can watch thousands of scooters/motorbikes crossing both sides of the bridge as well as the trains that are also passing through the famous train street of Hanoi. Definitely worth a visit!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 April 2024
  • Lina
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A historical walk with stunning views
    We braved the heat and crossed the iconic Long Bien Bridge. The panoramic views of Hanoi were breathtaking, especially as the sun dipped below the horizon. Holding hands, we imagined the bridge's rich history and the stories it holds.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 April 2024
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Lina
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We braved the heat and crossed the iconic Long Bien Bridge. The panoramic views of Hanoi were breathtaking, especially as the sun dipped below the horizon. Holding hands, we imagined the bridge's rich history and the stories it holds.
Written 21 April 2024
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Chris318i
Regensburg, Germany423 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Impressive bridge close to the old quarter of Hanoi. You can watch thousands of scooters/motorbikes crossing both sides of the bridge as well as the trains that are also passing through the famous train street of Hanoi. Definitely worth a visit!
Written 6 April 2024
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extravelagent
Honolulu, HI398 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I had wanted to check out the bridge since it was designed by Gustave Eiffel. I only wanted to ride over it on a Grab bike but every time I requested on the app from around the city, it didn't have the route going over that bridge. I literally needed to walk to the Long Bien cafe at the end of the Log Bien bridge to ensure the route the motorbike would take. The bridge is only used now by motorbikes and pedestrians. Also the traffic goes in opposite directions. I'm glad I didn't walk over but rode over as the walk didn't seem that nice (or picturesque) with screaming motorbikes whizzing by you in a super narrow space. The bridge feels jenky when riding on it which adds to the experience. I can't believe it has become an IG spot, the bridge doesn't seem safe at all to walk but since the trains still go over it like 4-5 times per day, I'm sure it's fine.
Either way, it's definitely an experience. Glad I did it once, probably won't go back but neat to say that I did another iron work by Gustave Eiffel. I wish they would decorate with lights at night so you can see it from afar or from the skybars, but due to the age and no upkeep, I could see putting up lights being an issue. It was still pretty cool experience, just don't expect too much.
Written 25 March 2024
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Chopper44
Belfast, UK286 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Pretty worthwhile. Go with a guide who will take you halfway out on bridge for a selfie. The bridge played an important part in Hanois development and was bombed many times during the war.
Built by same guy that built the Eiffel Tower.
Written 31 July 2023
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duuuudi
Baghdad, Iraq328 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This bridge draws your attention when you see it from afar, as it appears to have an old design. It needs care and maintenance. It is nice to take a souvenir photo on it, especially since it was designed by the engineer who designed the Eiffel Tower.
Written 11 July 2023
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Phi Somchai
Bangkok, Thailand3,757 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
This historical bridge was built by Gustave Eiffel, who also built the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

The bridge is rusted and the red hue gave the bridge its charm.

The bridge is still being used by motorcyclists. Sometimes, the train also passes this way.

We came here during sunset and it was nice to take pictures that time.
Written 16 April 2023
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OneTrip with local
Hanoi, Vietnam262 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
the Long Bien Bridge is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. It is the only left-driven bridge in Vietnam and is reserved for bikes, scooters, and pedestrians. The best time to visit is at sunset, but you need to be careful with the busy traffic during the rush hour.
Written 7 March 2023
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Magdalena H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Thank you for your great service. Lovely rooftopbar and delicious breakfast :) Me and my friend had such a great Time
Written 2 March 2023
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Ali921
Edinburgh, UK1,459 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Very historic bridge which suffered during the American War. Good news no cars cross the bridge, bad news, very little space for pedestrians to walk but the key is to behave like a local and pay no attention to the bikes which do pass by very close ! There are places to pull in to view the river. The silted river is now farmed for veg and bananas. Trains still cross the bridge very infrequently. Enjoyed the experience. Walked it and then took a motorcycle ride across it. Fun
Written 29 November 2022
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Travelly HN
Hanoi, Vietnam57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
A very massive and beautiful place indeed. I was riding my bike to visit relatives when I crossed this bride.

The bridge definitely had some tough times as the roads on both sides are kinda rough and the colors are so old. However, it is still a place to stop and admire. Trains coming by, motorbikes passing through,.... it was noisy yet still chilling if you had some time to look around the scenery.

Another fact is that this is one of few places that traffics must go on the left, not right. So keep that fact in mind!

In a nutshell, if you are new to Hanoi and want to see something beautiful, just come here and stop to look at the rhythm of life passing by.
Written 19 July 2022
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