We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Long Bien Bridge

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Hanoi, Vietnam
Website
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description:

The Long Bien bridge across the Red River connects Hanoi with the main port...

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$66.00*
and up
Half-Day Red River Handicraft Villages Bike Tour from Hanoi
More Info
US$79.00*
and up
Half-Day Hanoi Backstreets Bike Tour with Brunch
More Info
US$80.00*
and up
Hanoi Long Bien Sunrise Photo Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 711 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 166
    Excellent
  • 193
    Very good
  • 84
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
360 View of surrounding areas

Well just my luck i ended up on this bridge by accident. I was with a friend driving around on our motorcycles and we essentially got lost. We ended up on top of this bridge and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Sebastien G
Add Photo Write a Review

711 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 461: English reviews
Level Contributor
55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Claimed to be designed by Eiffel, the 100 years old bridge is magnificient. You should try to walk the bridge to both end. You can see Hanoi from the bridge, Hanoians commuting in different vehicles, the islets below the bridge. Everything is either or both old and new. Very scenic and good for photography.

Helpful?
Thank Viet T
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well just my luck i ended up on this bridge by accident. I was with a friend driving around on our motorcycles and we essentially got lost. We ended up on top of this bridge and realized we really got lucky with a stunning view of the city and the surrounding water. Thus i would advice stumble on this place... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sebastien G
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Built more than a century ago and designed by a French architect, this bridge has definitely seen a lot. It was bombed during the war, repaired, but has been poorly maintained since then. You can take a walk along it to access Banana Island, a great little natural getaway within Hanoi. Though the path along the bridge is quite old... More 

Helpful?
Thank Wayde N
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The bridge was constructed the year the Eifel tower was built and sadly is looking a little neglected . But as a photographer it opened up a whole new world to me . We walk the skinny path beside the busy traffic and at the half way mark we found a fruit vendor . Then we walked down the set... More 

Helpful?
Thank Trish W
Level Contributor
16 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have some spare time its nice to visit the bridge and walk across it. It's very busy with traffic but it's a fun local experience and you don't see that many tourists. The view is alright and there can be quite some rubbish lying around unfortunately. Local vendors will try to sell you some food.

Helpful?
Thank Kimberly B
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
326 reviews
238 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked about half way across the bridge which is very busy with traffic but there is a narrow footpath and so you are away from the traffic. The bridge is run down and some of the concrete sections move a bit as you walk on them. You get to see the gardens along the banks of the river with... More 

Helpful?
Thank David R
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
138 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a bit of a bridge enthusiast but I could not get excited about this badly maintained and partially rebuilt one. There is a reasonable view of the Red River and surroundings (including a rubbish tip), but it is doubtful whether it is worth the walk across it.

Helpful?
Thank Ken N
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just don't. Complete waste of time. We went after dark after the lonely planet advise but the bridge is not illuminated at all. We walked beside a barrage of motorbikes (literally side by side) inhaling all the fumes but after 10 minutes of nothing to see we turned back. It's literally just a bridge and an ugly, gray one at... More 

Helpful?
Thank Steven W
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thought I'd check this out while walking about Hanoi's old quarter. What I found was a structure frozen in time. The French designed bridge spanned 1.8kms across the Red River and doesn't look like it's been at all modified from its initial construction. Rustic, frantic, fairly perilous, but overall, it was bloody impressive. An amazing slice of life.

Helpful?
Thank Hibbilman
Taipei, Taiwan
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a walk along the bridge, It's recommended to visit here at sunset time. You may find some interesting vendors on the bridge.

Helpful?
Thank kico59

Travellers who viewed Long Bien Bridge also viewed

 

Been to Long Bien Bridge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Long Bien Bridge and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Long Bien Bridge staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?