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Long Bien – a bridge between the past and present

Construction of the bridge was begun by France in 1898 and completed in 1902. (Photo: panoramio.com)

Long Bien – a bridge between the past and present

This is the first bridge ever to span the Red River in Hanoi. (Photo: panoramio.com)

Long Bien – a bridge between the past and present

The bridge, measuring 1,682 metres long with 19 steel spans, symbolizes the beauty of contemporary architectural works. (Photo: panoramio.com)

Long Bien – a bridge between the past and present

The bridge was designed following the style of Gustave Eiffel. (Photo: Vietnam News Agency)

Long Bien – a bridge between the past and present

Long Bien bridge in 1925 (Photo: Vietnam News Agency)

Long Bien – a bridge between the past and present

The bridge used to be one of the four longest in the world and the most prominent in the Far East early 20th century.

Long Bien – a bridge between the past and present

Long Bien bridge in early the 20th century (Photo: Panoramio.com)

Long Bien – a bridge between the past and present

Long Bien bridge’s section down the maize field of the Red River (Photo: Vietnam News Agency)

Long Bien – a bridge between the past and present

Long Bien bridge in October, 1954 (Photo: Vietnam News Agency)

Long Bien – a bridge between the past and present

Long Bien bridge in 1964 (Photo : Vietnam News Agency)

Long Bien – a bridge between the past and present

Long Bien bridge in 1985 (Photo: Vietnam News Agency)

18/07/2017 14:04

Hoi An among 15 world’s best cities

The ancient town of Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam was named among 15 best cities of the world in a recent readers’ vote of the US travel magazine Travel & Leisure.

26/06/2017 16:57

Central province launches new destinations

The central province of Quang Nam’s Culture, Sports and Tourism department has introduced eight new tourist sites this year.

26/06/2017 16:56

Ca Mau dried shrimp listed in top 10 specialties of Vietnam

The Organisation of Vietnam Records (VietKings) has announced dried shrimp made in the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau among 10 famous Vietnamese specialities in 2017.