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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%
  • Poor2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The bridge spans across a very wide river, and the majesty of the construct is already impressive on its own. It boasts a great view to admire, if one is able to stop for long enough on the bridge.

Thank CYY_sg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My guide took us here to take photos around 5pm, wow, the sunset so amazing The feeling to see local people riding motorbikes and bikes in the bridge is very calm and peaceful. We did go the the local people living in the Red river...More

Thank Vũ P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit it while you still can. This fascinating relic and important symbol of Hanoi's history may soon vanish if plans for a "restoration' (read: complete tear down) are realized in the next couple of years. Once the longest bridge in Asia, this aging structure has...More

Thank Hadrian6
Reviewed 1 week ago

Long Bien Bridge allows you to access Red River Island by bike. About halfway along the bridge on both sides is a stairway down to the island. At the bottom you will find narrow tracks heading off in various directions. You could easily spend a...More

Thank Strez13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

quite a sight to see one scooter with a live duck sticking out at each foot of the driver or another with baskets filled with poultry. And appreciate the traffic below.

Thank laloux
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called the Eiffel Bridge by the locals because they think it looks like the iron framework of the Eiffel tower, it was built by the French, and was a very serious target for the US bombing of Hanoi in the war. Old, rusting, with much...More

1  Thank Robert Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The condition and surroundings of the bridge is very neglected and in dire need for upgrade. A sad thought that this is the oldest bridge in Hanoi and so much history attached to it, yet so neglected. Felt unsafe in this space

Thank vp361
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Went thru it on our first Turk Turk drive. The driver was really good , spoke good English but felt a little scared of all the bikes passing us by.

Thank NandH5554
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Known also as the "Paul Doumer" Bridge in memory of the former Governor of Vietnam, this bridge was the first one in steel crossing the Red River. Partly destroyed during the war, it still provides only some original portions in the Eiffel style. Now it...More

1  Thank Michel C
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

It's very very old and in need of repair I would say. It's crazy to see the motorcycle go past, and as the path is narrow you have to be very careful. From the bridge you see some very narrow houses, poverty, markets, the river...More

Thank Manisha P
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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.