Truong Tien Bridge

Location: Truong Tien Bridge crosses Huong River, the northern bridgehead belongs to Phu Hoa Ward, the southern bridgehead belongs to Phu Hoi Ward, Hue City, Thua Thien – Hue Province.

Characteristics: Truong Tien is one of the first bridges built in Indochina according to Western design and construction technique.

◊ History of The Hue’s Ancient Bridge

Under the reign of King Le Thanh Tong (1460 - 1497), there was the rattan bridge crossing Huong River. Later, the bridge was rebuilt with wood.

 

In 1897, French Resident Superior in the Central Lavécque had the bridge rebuilt with steel according to the design of the famous French architect Gustave Eiffel, who designed many architecture works in the world such as Eiffel Tower (France), Statue of Freedom (U.S.A)...

 

 

In 1899, the bridge construction was completed and named Thanh Thai (name of Nguyen Dynasty’s King at that time). The bridge was 401.1m long, 6.2m wide and included 6 steel girders in semicircle shape.

 

In 1904, a fierce storm damaged the bridge. In 1906, the bridge was repaired, the bridge surface was changed to reinforced concrete. In 1907, when King Thanh Thai (1889 - 1907) was exiled to Reunion Island, the French Government had the bridge renamed Clemenceau (name of  French Prime Minister during the First World War).

 

In 1937, under the reign of King Bao Dai (1926 – 1945), the bridge was extended the corridors for bicycles and pedestrians. In the resistance war against the French Colonial and American Empire, the bridge was destroyed many times and remodeled.

 

After the Southern Liberation and National Reunification (30 April 1975), the bridge was renamed Trang Tien. Until 1991, Trang Tien Bridge was renovated, the balconies on the two sides of the bridge corridors were dismantled, the bridge heart was narrowed to 5.4 m to add banisters. In 2004, the bridge was once again renamed Truong Tien.

 

◊ A Symbol of Hue Romantic City

Through many ups and downs during a few existing centuries, especially over the past 100 years, Truong Tien Bridge has become a part of history of the ancient capital land. Although there are many other bridges crossing Huong River, such as Bach Ho, Phu Xuan, Bai Dau… Truong Tien Bridge is still the most typical and a symbol of the romantic city of Hue.

 

From Hue Festival 2002, Truong Tien Bridge was installed the modern lighting system to appear brightly and fanciful every evening.

 

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NEARBY DESTINATIONS
Hue Festival

Thua Thien - Hue

Dong Ba Market

Thua Thien - Hue

Duyet Thi Duong Theatre

Thua Thien - Hue

Hue Citadel

Thua Thien - Hue

WHERE TO STAY
Moonlight Hue Hotel

Add: 20 Pham Ngu Lao St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3979 797

Midtown Hotel

Add: 29 Doi Cung St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 6260 888

Huong Giang Hotel Resort & Spa

Add: 51 Le Loi St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3822 122

Hotel Saigon Morin

Add: 30 Le Loi St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3823 526

Century Riverside Hue Hotel

Add: 49 Le Loi St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3823 390/ 3823 391

Cherish Hotel

Add: 57 - 59 Ben Nghe St. Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3943 943

Eldora Hotel

Add: 60 Ben Nghe St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3866 666

Thanh Lich 1 Hotel

Add: 33 Hai Ba Trung St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3825 974

New Star Hotel

Add: 36 Chu Van An St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3834 647/ 3946 555

Pilgrimage Village Boutique resort & Spa

Add: 130 Minh Mang St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3885 461

Imperial Hotel

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Tel: (84-234) 3882 222

Indochine Palace Hotel

Add: 105A Hung Vuong St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3936 666

La Residence Hotel & Spa

Add: 5 Le Loi St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3837 475

Heritage Hue Hotel

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Tel: (84-234) 3838 887/ 3838 888

Green Hue Hotel

Add: 2 Le Loi St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 2220 555

Duy Tan 2 Hotel

Add: 46 Tran Quang Khai St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3936 986

Romance Hotel

Add: 16 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3898 888

Duy Tan Hotel

Add: 12 Hung Vuong St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3825 001/ 3826 479

Park View Hotel

Add: 9 Ngo Quyen St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3837 382/ 3837 740

Alba Spa Hotel

Add: 29 Tran Quang Khai St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3828 444

WHERE TO EAT
Take restaurant

Add: 34 Tran Cao Van St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3848 262

Duyen Anh restaurant

Add: Phu My Commune, Phu Vang Dist.

Tel: (84-234) 3850 195

Nam Chau Hoi Quan restaurant

Add: 4 Kim Long St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3510 587/ 3590 111

Ong tao restaurant

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Tel: (84-234) 3821 732

Leaf Info restaurant

Add: 96 Minh Mang St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3896 538

Ca Dao restaurant

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Tel: (84-234) 3938 795/ 0935 4850 52

Little Italy restaurant

Add: 2A Vo Thi Sau St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3826 928

Chillout Mai Vien restaurant

Add: 11 Vo Thi Sau St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3933 868

Space Xua restaurant

Add: 205 Dien Bien Phu St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3886 788

Khai Hoan restaurant

Add: 90-94 Le Loi St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3837 827

World-weary restaurant

Add: 65/16 Le Ngo Cat St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3886 296

So 1 Hang Me restaurant

Add: 12 Vo Thi Sau St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 0905 1906 80

Quynh Huong restaurant

Add: 133 Nguyen Sinh Cung St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3822 890

Ngu Uyen restaurant

Add: 6 Nguyen Hue St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3626 533

Ancient Hue restaurant

Add: 4/4/8 K35 Pham Thi Lien St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3590 356

Banh Beo Ba Cu restaurant

Add: 23/177 Phan Dinh Phung St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3832 890

Club Garden restaurant

Add: 12 Vo Thi Sau St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3826 327

Com hen Truong Dinh restaurant

Add: 2 Truong Dinh St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3833 511

Huyen Anh restaurant

Add: 52/1 Kim Long Ward, Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3826 655

Lac Thanh restaurant

Add: 6A Dinh Tien Hoang St., Hue City

Tel: (84-234) 3524 674