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Long Bien Bridge

Hanoi, Vietnam
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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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  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bridge is a patrimony of motorbikes. It is not easy to get to a good spot to take photos of the bridge. There is no pedestrian path. The bridge is used either by motorbikes or trains. It is not difficult to take a photo...More

1  Thank Shimnik
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband is a photographer and our hotel recommended this as a prime photo-taking spot. Built by the French colonists in 1903, so imagine a poorly maintained, crusty, precarious, Vietnamese-bridge version of the Eiffel Tower. (Fewer romantic proposals up here though I'd say...) The entrance...More

Thank Philippa S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bridge is definitely worth seeing as it has great history behind it, they seem to be doing maintenance to try and keep it looking good but it still needs more.

Thank vampslayer01
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This historical bridge was bombed several times by the Americans during the war, and was subsequently rebuilt several times by the Vietnamese people. It is a approx 1.5 mile bridge which crosses the Red River, and provides amazing photo opportunities of Hanoi and the river....More

Thank Jazzy1995
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Its nice to see from a distance, its also fun to cross if you're not scared of loose flagstones at height! The best part was seeing the teenage 'selfie' takers scarper off the railway tracks as a train past (I actually thought it was a...More

Thank Nicholas_Booth_1981
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Interesting steel- archtitecture and a real impression of Hanoi traffic and street life. A lot of small cafes and resto around as well a pitoresque train station. Proceeded their by taxi. Suggest to have foto or name of destination in Vietnamese ready for taxi.

Thank Andreas S
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The Long Bien bridge was designed by French architects and built in the late 1800's and opened in 1903. It was bombed in the mid 1960's during the Vietnamese war. It was the longest bridge in Vietnam and the only bridge crossing the Red River....More

Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This bridge has many stories which related to the Vietnamese war. The architecture of this bridge is nice and complicated. It was design by the famous architect. Even now it is old and need to renovated but it still inspire people when visiting here

Thank cmike1786
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The Bridge remains from the French still there after many years of war. It means a lot to Hanoian through the times.

Thank chiallasiatravel
Reviewed 28 July 2017

You can walk on the narrow path along the bridge. Only vehicles are motorbikes and the occasional train. Very long so if you plan on walking the whole bridge take water! Showing it's age!

Thank Janine F
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Response from Xaloc | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is true. Young people take photos and in someways they sign their love. Long Bien is something special.