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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)

16/01/2018 10:39

Cua Van among most beautiful villages around the world

Cua Van, a small floating fishing village in the northern province of Quang Ninh, has been listed among the world’s 16 most beautiful villages by Journeyetc.com, a travel advisory website.

09/01/2018 14:12

A visit to Langbiang Mountain

Visitors to the resort city of Da Lat can take a tour of the Langbiang plateau and sample ruou can (wine stored in a big jar and drunk with a long bamboo pipe), a specialty of ethnic minorities living in the Central Highlands.

09/01/2018 14:05

Homestay tourism in Sa Pa attracts holidaymakers

Among the crowds of visitors in Sa Pa district in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai in the early days of 2018, many chose to stay at the homes of local ethnic minority people to experience the unique culture first-hand.