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Address: Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Tipical southestasiatic towncenter

The old town of Hanoi is a tipical town center with narrow streets boarded with innumerabal shops, cafés and restaurants. The traffic is colourfull but really horribel. The mopeds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
Joachim O
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Maur, Switzerland

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Maur, Switzerland
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The old town of Hanoi is a tipical town center with narrow streets boarded with innumerabal shops, cafés and restaurants. The traffic is colourfull but really horribel. The mopeds are loadid to the max and mingling in the smallest spaces.

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Xichang, China
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Complete tourist trap. More foreigners than locals. The local vendors are very polite and will give you a big smile while the rip you off and short change you! Keep your hand on your wallet and count your change CAREFULLY!

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great location to stay at specially during Chinese New Year. There is a lot going on. I highly recommend it

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Thank Cecilia C
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent many hours wandering around the streets in the Old Quarter. The people were all so friendly and helpful I just asked when I got lost!!

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Thank Lesley W
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was one of the highlights of my trip. At first we were a but apprehensive about being amongst the crazy busy streets. We got a free one hour ride on one of those cycles you get cycled around on and this gave us some bearings and an understanding of how to cross the streets. From here we were away... More 

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Thank Adam P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Old quarter can be very intimidating due to its size and busyness but it's full of culture and is a lot of fun. Take a map or the business card of your hotel so you know how to get back and just go out on a lim. You'll enjoy yourself.

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Thank Jade L
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were really disappointed with our trip to Hanoi, we stayed right in the old quarter. There are scooters everywhere to the extent it's very stressful walking anywhere. The fumes also got on my chest badly after a couple of days. There is rubbish all over he streets and we received really bad service in a lot of restaurants. You... More 

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Thank Maria P
malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was great walking around the Old Quarters - delicious food, drinks, shopping! All within walking distance. We spent the whole day here and after dinner walked the weekend night market. Lots of cafes serving egg coffee, yoghurt coffee along Ma May Street.

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Thank liyen
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plenty of hotels, bars and restaurants in this area. Loads of shops, markets, local people, too. An amazing place to walk around, this is the real way to experience life in a capital city, unlike anything we had seen before. Loved it! To negotiate the many bikes, step out carefully but then maintain your pace and they will go around... More 

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Salford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our hotel was in the old quarter so couldn't aviod It, overcrowded, lots of traffic especially motor bikes, unable to walk on pavements due to parked motor bikes can't access many shops or stalls due to parked bikes very difficult to cross road. Very noisy, consent beeping of cars and motor bikes.Not a place I would revisit.

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