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Old Quarter

Hanoi, Vietnam
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As featured in 3 days in Hanoi and 2 other guides
Ranked #3 of 98 Attractions in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Hanoi, Vietnam
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

You can see a traditional face of the old Hanoi with traditional shops, night market, etc. You can buy some gifts, drink beers, taste local foods, etc. there or simply sit on a bench to take a deep breath to feel the Hanoi at Hoan Kiem lake. It is a must-see attraction here.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Life at its most simple and best, explore the old quarter to understand how Hanoi lives! The population, the stalls and shops that offer almost everything, do not miss the Old Quarter when in Hanoi!

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Elk Grove, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We did a tour by electric car during a pouring rain storm and it was great. The sites, sounds and smells were wonderful and the rain just added to it all. Very interesting organization; streets with just flowers, streets with house goods, streets with plumbing products, etc. give it a go....it was fun.

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The old quarter is full of busy streets, it's noisy with cars and bikes beeping their horns all day long. It's a crazy city with so much atmosphere. Learn the art of crossing the road, visit some small bars and talk to the locals (if you can, they love to practice their English). It's a great part of the city.... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Very like an old fashioned feel but with some modern improvements, ie by cycle taxi,s but modern coffee cafes

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bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

these were crowed shopping area and with great beverage and food. But i was very scare of crazy traffic

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

There is a nice mix of touristy stuff and local life with a constant symphony of Vietnamese noise!! While you still get the typical tourist shops and cafes it is also a great place to watch local business play out. The plastic stooled footpath cafes and food stalls are everywhere and come evening and the stools are filled with locals... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

the place is good for shopping, very busy street motorist and pedestrian combined. Lots of street foods and cafes around the vicinity

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Good vicinity for eateries and shopping. Easy access to places of interest. People around were very friendly and helpful.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Shopping is fun and you must haggle the prices. Tourist will be charged 2-3 times the going rate for local if you let them.

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