Long Bien Bridge

Long Bien Bridge, Hanoi: Hours, Address, Long Bien Bridge Reviews: 4/5

Long Bien Bridge
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Bridges
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
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.
Suggested duration
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Katy Santos
Philippines516 contributions
Aug. 2020
I visited this landmark before the pandemic, Long Bien Bridge is one of the busiest roads in Hanoi and yet, a perfect place to do some dramatic Instagrammable shots.
Written 9 July 2021
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Quack H
HONG KONG2,810 contributions
Jan. 2020
Me and dad were at Serein Cafe sipping coffee and the train was departing from the station moving slowing along Long Bien Bridge, recommend people to go there around late afternoon to enjoy the sunset and the night view and to see the train departing or arriving at the station.
Written 13 April 2020
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larrywolfley
Bangkok, Thailand15 contributions
Mar. 2020
I walked out on it and the views of the litter and shanty-town shacks below were as interesting and telling as the condition of the much-bombed bridge itself. You have to walk a fair way to get to the part over the river. Be careful of the railing; I tore the sleeve of my shirt on a broken part, just lucky it was not my skin. Also do not step off the walk onto the roadway, because the motorbikes come very close as it is, and it would be easy to be clipped even if staying on the walkway.
Written 11 March 2020
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Guy T
London, UK677 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Couples
Not for the faint hearted!
A great view along this cast iron bridge, built by the French around the time of the eiffel tower (locals day it looks similar, if you tilt your head!)
There is a small slabbed pavement but you can see down below through the gaps, so if you have a fear of heights... Probably not for you.
Signs say no pedestrians, but we walked passed the police who did not care. Locals & days were walking along it.

This is the only place in Vietnam where they drive on the left. Scooters only, with a train line in the middle.
It's an experience!
I enjoyed it!
Written 5 March 2020
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia1,284 contributions
Jan. 2020
Bridge over 100 years old and survived many attempts by the Americans during the Vietnamese armed conflict.

Bridge very long and only used by motorbikes and 1 train track in the middle only a few trains cross regular, it allows you to cross the vast Red River.

Bridge doesn't seem to be kept in good condition lots of damage to road, path and bridge itself.

Clearly important to the local people for its daily use and its history but its not the most tourist friendly attractions.

Check out bridge for its history and cultural significance but its just a bridge to foreigners.
Written 13 January 2020
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IGor A
Qingdao, China8 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Couples
The bridge itself is very bad conservated, there is a walk lane along with motorbike lane on each side and a railway in the middle. Be careful with the concrete blocks. The views are amazing and you can find a hidden banana plantation on opposite side of old quarter.
Written 4 January 2020
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AKtravelers22
Juneau, AK530 contributions
Dec. 2019
My husband and I enjoyed stepping into history and walking over this bridge. It is not for the faint of heart, especially if a train goes by while you are on the walk. It's creaky and there are places you wonder if the cement slab will fall to the ground and you will follow :) but it is worth it. You can still see damage from the war if you look close. It is a flat easy walk but it has some areas that are questionable.
Written 1 January 2020
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Simone B
London, UK75 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Couples
Well worth the walk over this historic bridge designed by famous French architect who built Eiffel Tower . Amazing watching everyone commuting on their bikes . Great views . Deffinately a must do
Written 13 December 2019
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AmeeSandy
7 contributions
Nov. 2019
This bridge was design by a French architect a long time ago so it carries the beauty of old French style. The bridge is very old and rusty and attracts both tourists and local people for nice photos. I had fun which taking pictures there and walking along the bridge.
Written 8 December 2019
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S.N.Nee
10 contributions
Nov. 2019 • Friends
This is an old bridge. The walkway is like going to break and rusty handle. The train passing by in the middle then both sides are for motorcyclists and then 1 side for pedestrians walk. A lot people like to take photos on the railway. Other than this, visitors can see the Red River too.
Written 7 December 2019
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  • Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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