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
Anh Duong Hotel

Add: 33 Le Duan St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3826 5220/3942 3220

Hoang De Hotel

Add: 42 Lo Su St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3824 3804

Thuy Nga Hotel

Add: 4 Ba Trieu, Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3934 1256

Nhiet Doi Hotel

Add: 16 Xuan Dieu St., Tay Ho Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3718 0195

Son Hung Hotel

Add: 120 Pho Hue St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3943 0182

Trang An Hotel

Add: 181 Pho Hue St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3821 5719

Thai Bao Anh Hotel

Add: 1 Xuan Dieu St., Tay Ho Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3718 4824/ 3718 2442

Ngoc Mai III Hotel

Add: 32 Hang Vai St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Phuong Bac Hotel

Add: 58 Tran Xuan Soan St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 8228 386

Ngoc Mai I Hotel

Add: 27 Cua Dong St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3828 2083/ 3828 2084

Moon Hotel

Add: 8 Quang Ba St., Tay Ho Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3829 4740

Tri Thuc Hotel

Add: 65 Hang Bac St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3826 0860

Long Hung Hotel

Add: 32 Ly Thai To St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3824 2794

Huyen My Hotel

Add: 36 Le Duan St., Dong Da Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3825 0845

Long Phuong Hotel

Add: 150 Nghi Tam St., Tay Ho Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3823 8598

Hoang Hai Hotel

Add: 79 Tho Nhuom St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3825 9485

Ngoc Mai II Hotel

Add: 7 Cua Dong St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3828 6236

A Dong Hotel

Add: 5 Cua Dong St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 8269 007

Huong Giang Hotel

Add: 44 Le Duan St., Dong Da Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3826 0394

Nhat Phuong Hotel

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

Tel: (84-24) 3825 0376

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