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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)

17/11/2017 13:05

Floating markets in south-west Vietnam a sight to behold

Visitors to Vietnam’s south-western region (the Mekong Delta) are attracted by the floating markets in the region.

07/11/2017 14:15

Lak Lake in Dak Lak Province offers a tranquil experience

Lak Lake in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak is where travellers can take a glimpse into the unique cultural life of local ethnic communities, find appetising specialties and experience the fantastic gong culture, which has been recognised as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO.

13/10/2017 17:01

Tours offer insights into Quang Nam’s beauty, culture

The central province of Quang Nam, which is hosting the APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting and related meetings, has designed typical tours for tourists to discover the locality’s culture and people.