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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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One of the best places i've been in my life. Street food, shopping, bars, restaurants, way of life, street shows, bia hoi all in one place. Go at night, sit in any small table in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

One of the best places i've been in my life. Street food, shopping, bars, restaurants, way of life, street shows, bia hoi all in one place. Go at night, sit in any small table in the street and you will gave a great time. If you can, get a hotel in this area.

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Paternoster, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful old buildings, narrow alley ways and friendly locals make this a must visit in Ha Noi. Beware though that it filled with tourists and prices are in line with any tourist filled place. Traffic can be a challenge too.

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Kuala Lumpur
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Old Quarter of Hanoi is chaotic, messy, noisy, dirty.. BUT it is also full of characters and `charm'. The old-style buildings that could come from another era mirror the real lives that people live.. it's a place that offer fodder for photojournalism. It's exciting and pulsating but can be overwhelming, especially the maddening traffic - where motorcycles, cars and pedestrian... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We loved exploring the old quarters of Hanoi and tasting some of Vietnam's specialties.There are several interesting Museums to visit which help you understand the history of this country. It was interesting to learn how to cross a street of heavy traffic going in all directions and never seeing an accident happenig.

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Running Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I am more of a nature oriented traveler, but the old quarter is worth a visit. Its unlike anything I have experienced. The roads are a river of motorbikes that you have to just step out into to get across. There is something for everyone, great food, beer, coffee (try the egg coffee yummy), silk shops, metal shops, tea, and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

More scooters than you can shake a stick at. With crazy cargoes from a goldfish to a small forest, the people watching alone is worth it. Lots of shops and great street food, this is what you come to Hanoi for. The water pipers are mad, but as long as you go for a laugh, they are worth it.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

You know you are in Vietnam- crazy traffic, shopping, great food and a wonderful blend of old and new. Be prepared as there are some unscrupulous traders!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The night markets where cheap and the sellers not to pushy. The restaurants where all great and plenty of choices,

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Cascais, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

we just loved the Old Quarter but you have to look everywhere not to be runned over by mc. It is easy to find good places for very good food and a cold beer

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

i love shopping in old quarter .I usually go for night market which held on weekends......love u hanoi

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