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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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LIvely Hustle and Bustle and Amazing Food

Great to walk around and see all the shops, stalls and street food. I liked how many amazing places we managed to stumble upon by wandering down back streets. Loved watching... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great to walk around and see all the shops, stalls and street food. I liked how many amazing places we managed to stumble upon by wandering down back streets. Loved watching people cook and make things just on the side of the road. Felt immersed in the culture of Vietnam when walking around. Amazing food, egg coffee and very cheap... More 

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Slave Lake, Canada
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The smells, the sights, the people, the shopping! Old quarter is great. Beware fresh fruit. Hostel mates, as well as my husband and I were very sick (VERY SICK) from the fruit from the markets. Pineapple is outside in the heat all day and I suppose some type of chemical keeps it fresh. You may be okay, others were. Just... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Walking the old quarter, getting lost, eating street food, buying gifts. Clubbing with the locals, singing, dancing the night away. This was a magic place that has an amazing atmosphere. What more could you ask for?

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Loved the lake, just big enough to walk around the lovely path, enjoying trees and plants. Traffic insane, but easy. Delicious food, fun to eat phu on the tiny stools, inside or outside dining, variety of cuisine.

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Beijing
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I was amazed at how motorbikes could continuously stream past you and each other without getting into more accidents. Luckily, our friend warned us about this and advised to just walk at a slow but steady pace and the bikes will go around you. Even living in China did not prepare me for the sheer number of bikes on the... More 

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I've been staying in the old city of Ha Noi now for some time, and every day discover something new. You just can't do Ha Noi in one or two days... You would miss the best this place has to offer. My advice would be, Stay for at least a week. Walk though the small side streets and be amazed... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I visited with my friends and felt really good with the atmosphere! I shopped at Night Market, and bought some souvenir. People at this place were funny and friendly, too.

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Cambodia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A great area to stroll around with all the different streets sellng different products, silk street, cloth street etc. watch out for fast motorbikes though, although at least here thet seem to keep to the correct side of the road and dont frive on pavements, like they do In Cambodia! We took a map but decided to just get lost... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Wandering around gives one a true feeling of being there in colonial days. The close quarters, narrow streets etc... The restaurants & shops are truly what make it memorable.

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New Delhi, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Its a nice place to but authenic vietnamese clothes,autentic food,jewellery,toys.Its the main attraction of tourist.the price they tell its quite expensive but you can bargain...

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