One of Hanoi’s best loved landmarks is the impressive Long Bien Bridge, which has captured the hearts and minds of the citizenry, and poses a curious remnant of the French Colonial influence that once held significant sway over this iconic South East Asian city. Soak up the best of Hanoi’s sights when you check into one of the best ranked Hanoi serviced apartments in the city, such as those offered at the Somerset West Lake Hanoi – home to centrally located, executive apartments Hanoi has to offer its leisure and corproate visitors. Ensure you check out the iconic Long Bien Bridge, which saw its genesis in 1902 and it was an architectural and economic marvel as it served as a vital line of transport between Hanoi and Haiphong, and was one of the longest bridges to grace Asia during the height of its significance. Built in the cantilever style, it was designed by Gustav Eiffel, the famous French architect behind the Eiffel Towel. This magnificent water feature reveals some truly pectacular views over the Red Rvier, and its sunsets rival those of the some of the most famous tropical beaches around the world. The bridge is undergoing a massive restoration effort after years of deterioration and is poised to once again become the cultural and architectural marvel it was during the early twentieth century.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.