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Old Quarter

Hanoi, Vietnam
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As featured in 3 days in Hanoi and 2 other guides
Ranked #1 of 103 attractions in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Found there was so much more to Hanoi when I left the Old Quarter which is good if you want to shop and eat but that was about it for me. Don't get me wrong, there is a beautiful mlake with some good rooftop restaurants and bars to sit in at night and souk up the atmosphere but I found... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most interesting place to visit if you really want to see what Hanoi is. The streets are not that long, everything is within walking distance. Some roads are quite crowded, while others are peaceful. The traffic is always high in the main streets. There are lots of handicraft stores selling quite good tailor-made clothes. I... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Its all happening all at once and it's great! Absolutely fascinating. Looking forward to coming back.

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UK
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Loved the complete culture shock . You don't know where to look there is so much going on Take a deep breath and get out there - once you've crossed the road and survived you'll be fine

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Hanoi, Vietnam
Top Contributor
245 reviews 245 reviews
49 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

On my first outing and had my iPhone app recording my walk, so I could see later which streets I have missed. To my surprise I covered over 10km in just 2.5h, and that was not even half of it. I still try to figure out the best time to go, as weekdays seem to be the other kind of... More

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Calistoga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We stayed at Gold Sun hotel inside old quarter Hanoi and found this is the most interesting places visited after a week Vietnam holidays ,very busy streets with too many motorbikes that made very hard crossing roads ,but different with my hometown , there are many travel shops & restaurant here that made our staying easy

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Bundarra, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Always full of life and adventure. You can walk around in circles but well worth it. When crossing the roads just keep walking and "wave" the traffic to go behind you. Good are to stay in when in Hanoi.

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Beechworth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It wouldn't be a trip to the capital without visiting this vibrant bus selling area. Each street sells different things. A couple of streets are dedicated to shoes, others scarves or paintings etc. Friday to Sunday is the night market and was a hive of stalls including street food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This place is amazing - a warren of streets, each with a different focus, all bursting with character. A nice mix of genuine shops and cafes for locals, together with a huge range of shops and cafes more geared to tourism. Prices are generally good, atmosphere is priceless. This isn't just a day trip, this is what you come to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Busy, noisy, watch out for the traffic as you have to walk in the roads. Street traders constantly wanting you to buy something. Just be wary of everything. Otherwise enjoy the shopping.

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