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Address: Hanoi, Vietnam
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Description: Hanoi’s lively Old Quarter comprises nearly 40 streets packed with shops...
Hanoi’s lively Old Quarter comprises nearly 40 streets packed with shops selling all kinds of goods, each street named for its primary good or service.
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We stayed in this area for the majority of our stay, to be truthful I could happily live here, found it very cheap, fast paste, and safe. Lots of history and interesting things... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Perth, Australia

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Perth, Australia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We stayed in this area for the majority of our stay, to be truthful I could happily live here, found it very cheap, fast paste, and safe. Lots of history and interesting things going on all the time... sit back relax and take it all in.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Buzz, people, noise, interest, heritage, street food, crazy wiring. If you can stay in this area, do so! Enjoy Bia Hoi at Beer corner, wander down streets dedicated to stainless steel kitchen utensils or buckets, or herbal medicines, go to the Heritage House

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

It was so hot when I arrived 1 July and was sweating all over but the Old Quarter changes everything.It is a maze of fun and people are so nice.Mind the bikes running up and down you'll get the hang of it.It is next to the lake.get a map and it is a fun walk with map and just get... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
55 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Each street or lane sells something different. Shoe street, Toy street, Flower street, Clothes street etc. Take your time to wander them all and get lost in Old Hanoi. Remember to bargain hard for whatever you want and don't just pay the first price offered. Take a cyclo ride around Hoan Kiem Lake at night to witness the locals socialising... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Loved the pace,the people and their culture.Felt really secure and relaxed in a city full of life.Take in all Hanoi has to offer and eat all street food its delicious.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I visited here twice on my Vietnam adventure, the night markets were great and I loved the lake. The city seems to come alive at night. The Old Quarter is like stepping back in time with a twist- well worth a stroll.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Great for exploring (and getting lost). Fabulous food stalls and night market. Could be very hot so frequent stops for bia hoi were necessary!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We went to all attraction places in Hanoi like women museum, Ho Hoan Kiem, Main Cathedral, Hai Ba ChungTemple included Cat Ba tour. Eco Friendly tour is the one for your adventure in Cat Ba.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Each street unfolds to offer something exciting and you venture out to try the various products being sold there. The streets are quite narrow and have traffic flowing in from all directions but being an Indian, it was easy and bit similar to what we have seen in many other old cities. Hanoi is 1000 years old and to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed our 2 day visit to Hanoi. Stayed in a Homestay which enabled us to try the best street food. (You have to eat Pho on a tiny plastic stool to feel like a Vietnamese local!) There's loads to see and do, and can simply wander for hours. Try the local coffee (often up stairs at the back of... More 

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Address: Address: Hanoi, Vietnam
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi

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