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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 95 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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Berkeley Vale
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

just walk around with your eyes,ears and nose open! Street food everywhere, shopping and locals just living, beautiful

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Bathurst
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44 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Every where you look there is something to see - these shop keepers sell almost everything!! We had a ride around here in a cyclo and then had a tour on foot. Very enjoyable outing.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Having stayed in the Old Quarter as well as by the West Lake, we found the Old Quarter lodgings (for us, the Metropole) so much more convenient and charming.

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Nayland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful old quarter has been our first experience of Vietnam and Hanoi. Beautiful tree lined streets with independent family run shops everywhere. A lot larger area than you would expect must be at least a mile square with a beautiful lake as well. Great to just stroll around in the evening and soak up the atmosphere and noise. Crossing roads... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

An incredible array of foods and textiles and clothes and whatever takes your fancy I went on a walking tour where we sampled various foods etc dessert at a roadside diner and finished the tour with a traditional vietnamese coffee.

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marlborough
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This area of Hanoi is a delight , tiny colourful packed little shops, no space on the footpaths, horns constantly beeping and so many people going about their business with goodwill and tolerance despite the traffic. Loved the place and would go back in a heart beat. The most challenging part was not eating the , crunchy, rather ugly little... More

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Siasconset, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It's nice to walk around and see how Hanoi looked time ago. Walking around is also very, very interesting, the highlight of Hanoi.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

there are lots of young handsome europeans/americans walking around! definitely a treat for the eyes! :) Disliked - dirty and smelly at times due to garbage, and congestion of people and vehicles

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Perth, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We stayed in a hotel within the old quarter for over a week. After getting used to the surroundings we had an amazing time. We had to get a tour guide for the night markets and for the street food as we had no idea where to start! After we were acquainted with what was around us, we were constantly... More

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San Francisco, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I like walking about the old quarter and even drinking "bia hoi" with locals on the street. Street food was also wonderful. For me, time to talk to Hanoi people would bring more ideas

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