Timings : All Day
Entry Fee : No Entry Fee
A symbol of the courage and resilience of Vietnam, Long Bien Bridge is strategically located across the Red River. In the days of the US-Vietnamese war, it was the only link between the port of Haiphong and Hanoi, and thus, was repeatedly attacked by the American Army. However, it is still operational and is used regularly by the locals!
The Long Bien Bridge located in Hanoi is a unique architectural wonder connecting the two riverbanks of Long Bien District and Hoan Kiem District. Built between 1899 and 1902, the bridge was designed by legendary architect Gustav Eiffel, recognized for his work on the Eiffel tower, and was constructed by the Vietnamese people using domestic materials.
Today, tourists usually visit the bridge to get away from the hurried life of Hanoi, witness the glorious sunset views, reminisce the war, or simply to get a bird's eye view of the busy city markets.
Long Bien Bridge is the only railway bridge with a pedestrian pathway so make sure to take peaceful strolls on the bridge to acknowledge the perseverance and bravery of the Hanoians during the Vietnam War. The bridge encapsulates the bravery and hardship of the Hanoians but also exemplifies freedom and independence.
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