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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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  • Very good43%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

i understand the history and its design, and its significance and current function. but is it still a stinky gross overcrowded old long bridge over some dirty stinky water with miles of trash and horrid living conditions underneath. don't go out of your way to...More

Thank dirtyboulevard
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The bridge is only accessible by walking, cycling or motorbike, It spans the red river, and across it, you can see some people still living on boats on river, and the plantations on the fertile river banks and then the red river itself. You can...More

Thank Harry P
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We visited it in the late afternoon, this is an old bridge built by french soldiers, beautiful view of the river, just for motorbikes and visitors. From the river you can see the city light. it is a beautiful old bridge and also a historical...More

Thank Ram M
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The U students from Hanoikids led us here for a walk. According to them, the bridge was built by the french and was five KM long across Red River. The city was located on the " inside " of this river. That is why Hanoi...More

Thank shoh47
Reviewed 27 October 2016

It is old but calm and nice.Full of history of this country and worth to visit.We keep waiting the train run passing and it is really different feeling with the train in our country.Very natural

Thank riahijihan14
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a stunning piece of engineering: huge and rusty it stretches across busy roads and gives a different view on Hanoi life and its traffic.

Thank Jamesonne
Reviewed 16 October 2016

we walked along part of this bridge and were able to see the mosaic from it,we were lucky to be there when a train passed over it at the raliway station

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 13 October 2016

this is one of the few metal bridges across the Han river. there is pedestran walk but you need to be careful because of the number of motor bikes using this bridge to get to the other side of hanoi.

Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Don't bother visiting as really not beautiful at all, we were and hot and tired at the end of the day and were not impressed.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I walked across this bridge in a rain storm. It was a great experience. Though I felt it might not pass a safety inspection in the USA it was a great way to look back at Hanoi. Looking down at the river or into the...More

Thank lordticklish
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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.
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