Long Bien Bridge Hanoi Vietnam – The bridge of art

Long Bien Bridge Hanoi Vietnam – The bridge of art

21-11-2016 09:22 Posted by: Thao Tran
Long Bien Bridge Vietnam is a symbol of the capital Hanoi. It is kept in mind of Hanoi people’s memories, and an inspiration to many photographers.

Long Bien Bridge Hanoi Vietnam (hachi8)

Long Bien Bridge Hanoi Vietnam (hachi8)

There are two famous bridges in Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam: Long Bien Bridge and The Huc Bridge. The other name of The Huc Bridge is Hanoi Red Bridge while the other name of Long Bien Bridge is Hanoi Red River Bridge. Each bridge has its own history but both of them have a longstanding history.

Long Bien Bridge has a longstanding history (ngodung)

Long Bien Bridge has a longstanding history (ngodung)

Generally, Long Bien Bridge is the first steal bridge across the Red River of Hanoi. It was built in the French colonial period of Vietnam in 1898 and finished in1902. This bridge was originally called Doumer, named after Paul Doumer, Governor General of Indochina. Long Bien Bridge became the second longest bridge of the world and the most prominent in the Far East at that time.

Then, it has been called Long Bien Bridge since 1945 and still remained intact for over one century, wearing the old colour of life.

Long Bien Bridge wears the old colour of life (hachi8)

The Bridge wears the old colour of life (hachi8)

Long Bien Bridge Vietnam is a symbol of the capital. It is kept in mind of many Hanoi people’s memories, not only in war but also in their daily life.

Long Bien Bridge is kept in mind of many Hanoi people’s memories (ngodung)

Long Bien Bridge is kept in mind of many Hanoi people’s memories (ngodung)

Do you know that Long Bien Bridge is among the most beautiful Vietnam tourist spots to view sunrise and sunset in Hanoi? Sunrays mingled with the yellow brown colour of the bridge create a so romantic view on the river, and as indispensable, it evokes many emotions and inspires a lot of photographers.

Long Bien Bridge in sunrise

The bridge in sunrise (ngodung)

Each morning, a lot of farmers and street vendors often cross it from the other side and go to Hanoi Old Quarter to sell their goods and agricultural products as well.

Street vendors often cross Long Bien Bridge each morning (ngodung)

Street vendors often cross the bridge each morning (ngodung)

Long Bien Bridge’s architecture is not too special; however, it becomes more beautiful for being across the Red River, the biggest river of Hanoi.

Long Bien Bridge across the Red River (ngodung)

Long Bien Bridge across the Red River (ngodung)

In the evening, rows of iced tea and lemon tea are laid out with a few simple mats. You will find a peace and a little old scenery.

Long Bien Bridge has rows of iced tea in the evening (ngodung)Rows of iced tea in the evening (Ruan Shuii)

This also a popular place for couples to take wedding photos.

Long Bien Bridge is popular for wedding photosThis is a popular place for wedding photos (idol studio)

Far away from the center about 2 km, but the lives of people here seem to be completely different.

Long Bien Bridge's life is different from the center (ngodung)

The life here is different from the center (ngodung)

The bridge from above (Youtube/Phan Vu)

Long Bien Bridge map (googlemap)

Long Bien Bridge map (googlemap) 

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