Long Bien Bridge

Location: Long Bien Bridge crosses Red River and connects Hoan Kiem District and Long Bien District of Ha Noi.
Characteristics: Long Bien is the first steel bridge crossing Red River and regarded as the historical witness of Ha Noi in two resistance wars against French Colonial and American Empire.

(TITC) - In 1897, the French Governor – General in Indochina Paul Doumer passed Long Bien Bridge’s construction project to improve infrastructure forcolonial exploitation. In 1898, Dayde&Pille - a French company -  was choosen to become the designer and constructor of Long Bien Bridge project. The bridge was started to build in 1899, finished in 1902 and named Doumer after the French Governor – General in Indochina. At that time, this was the biggest bridge in Indochina and hailed as “the bridge connecting two centuries” by the French. The bridge is 2,290m long with 19 steel girders placed on 20 piers that are more than 40m high. Besides, the bridge includes 896m-stone path, a railway in the middle and lanes for simple vehicles and pedestrians in two sides of the bridge. The pedestrian lane was the best place for sightseeing and enjoying fresh air in Ha Noi at that time.

 

 

After Ha Noi’s Liberation Day (10 October 1954), the bridge was renamed Long Bien. During the resistance war against American Empire (1954-1975), Viet Nam People’s Army built twoartillery battlefields in the middle area of Red River and used the high places on the bridge as artillery placements to shoot American aircrafts. The bridge girders destroyed by American bomb were replaced by semi-permanent beams with short spans on the new piers to ensure traffic on the bridge. In 2002, Long Bien Bridge was repaired and reinforced.

 

Nowadays, Long Bien Bridge is used for trains, motorbikes, bicycles and pedestrians only. Opposed to Viet Nam’s traffic, the bridge’s direction of transportation means is on the left. There is still a metal piece engraved construction time and constructor name at the bridge head.

 

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Viet Nam Women's Museum

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Old Quarter

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Duong Lam Ancient Village

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WHERE TO STAY
Nhat Phuong Hotel

Add: 39 Le Duan St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3825 0376

Continental Hotel

Add: 24 Hang Vai St., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi

Tel: (84-24) 3828 2897

Huu Nghi Hotel

Add: 22 lane Le Dai Hanh St., Hai Ba Trung Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3825 7905

Hoang Anh Hotel

Add: 209 Cau Giay St., Cau Giay Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3833 5986

Thuy Loi Hotel

Add: 24 Hang Be St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3824 5359

Ngoc Quy Hotel

Add: 50 Tran Quy Cap St., Dong Da Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3733 5029

Hoang Hai Hotel

Add: 16 Yen The lane, Dong Da Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3825 9485

Thang Long Hotel

Add: 52 Cau Go St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3824 5712

Co Dien Hotel

Add: 22 Ta Hien St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 9261 106

Huong Long Hotel

Add: 10B Ha Hoi St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3942 1188/ 3822 7005

Con Rong Hotel

Add: 40A Cat Linh St., Dong Da Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3829 2954

Hoang Cuong Hotel

Add: 15 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3826 9927

Anh Dao Hotel

Add: 37 Ma May St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3826 7151

Hai Dung Hotel

Add: 383 Hoang Quoc Viet St, Cau Giay Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3756 5778/ 3756 3472

ESPECEN Hotel

Add: 28 Tho Xuong St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3825 8845

My Linh Hotel

Add: 23 Bui Thi Xuan St., Hai Ba Trung Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3822 7240

Viet My Hotel

Add: 36 Nguyen Khuyen St., Dong Da Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3823 2910

ATHENA Hotel

Add: 90 Bui Thi Xuan St., Hai Ba Trung Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3826 7913

Phu Van Hotel

Add: 96-98 Bui Thi Xuan St., Hai Ba Trung Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3822 9797

Thuy Lam Hotel

Add: 17B Hang Ga St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3825 0468

WHERE TO EAT
Q&Q Restaurant

Add: 73 Nui Truc St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 6273 2025

Van Tue Thai Thinh Restaurant

Add: 23 Thai Thinh St., Dong Da Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3564 0285

Cau Am Restaurant

Add: Chu Van An St., Ha Dong Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3382 4514

Nhat Thong Restaurant

Add: 14 Tong Dan St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3934 0706

Sen Tay Ho Restaurant

Add: 614 Lac Long Quan St., Tay Ho Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3719 9242/ 3719 9857

Studio Lounge Restaurant

Add: 32 Ma May St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3926 3882

Snowz Restaurant

Add: 31 Phan Chu Trinh St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3933 4055

Trong Dong Son Restaurant

Add: 1 Tran Dang Ninh St., Cau Giay Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3833 9999

Mandarin Restaurant

Add: 74 Xuan Dieu St., Tay Ho Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3719 1168

Highway 4 Restaurant

Add: 3 Hang Tre St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3926 0639

Mon an Viet Nam Restaurant

Add: 20 Hang Can St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3928 1378

Sawasdee Restaurant

Add: 52A Ly Thuong Kiet St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3934 5598

Thai Express Restaurant

Add: 7 Dinh Tien Hoang St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 6282 2822

Long Dinh Restaurant

Add: 64B Quan Su St., Hai Ba Trung Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3942 9168

Club de L'oriental Restaurant

Add: 22 Tong Dan St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3826 8801

Au Lac House Restaurant

Add: 13 Tran Hung Dao St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3933 3533

Trieu Nhat - Asahi sushi Restaurant

Add: 288 Ba Trieu St., Hai Ba Trung Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3974 5945

Akari Restaurant

Add: Floor 16, Ruby Plaza Building, 44 Le Ngoc Han St., Hai Ba Trung Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 2220 6626

Asayu Restaurant

Add: 51 Ly Thuong Kiet St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3941 2139

Den Long Do Restaurant

Add: 19 Nguyen Cong Hoan St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3771 1598