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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)

19/05/2017 14:01

An Giang Tourism Month kicks off

Visitors will have the opportunity to meet chef Martin Yan, enjoy an ox racing festival and join the solemn Ba Chua Xu honouring festival in Chau Doc city this May.

16/05/2017 17:02

A glimpse of France in Da Nang

Charming, passionate, romantic, and poetic – many people use those words when they talk about France.  Those who haven’t had a chance to set foot in France yet, or who want to recall some memory of this European country, may want to visit the French village within the Ba Na Hills Mountain Resort in the central city of Da Nang.

11/05/2017 11:29

Nha Trang – Khanh Hoa Sea Festival 2017 slated for June

The central coastal province of Khanh Hoa will host a Sea Festival from June 10-13 with over 50 activities ranging from culture, art, sports to trade seminars, the provincial People’s Committee announced on May 10.