About Long Bien district
Before the expansion, Long Bien was named Gia Lam- a rural district largely dominated by rice paddy fields and tiled houses. The inclusion of this area into the urban core has changed much of the landscape. Old pagodas and temples still remain but side by side with new buildings. Long Bien is known for its Le Mat village, famous for its snakes and derivative products from snakes such as spring rolls and snake wine.