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Old Quarter

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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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Narrow Streets and Lots of Scooters!

There isn't really a single site to mention, but it's impossible to describe the energy and excitement of this area unless you walk the streets and experience the vibe up close... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
HayesCrow
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Walnut Creek, California
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Walnut Creek, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

There isn't really a single site to mention, but it's impossible to describe the energy and excitement of this area unless you walk the streets and experience the vibe up close and personal. WE were there a few days before Lunar New Year which really added to the color and thrill.

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Kerrobert, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Not much to say because you need to experience this area. Try to spend some time sitting on a balcony above the area with a glass of wine and watch the traffic and people. very entertaining.

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Mt. Morris,IL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

So much to see and do and eat! We felt totally comfortable wandering throughout the old quarter. Great shops, restaurants and street scenes. The busboy at the hotel told us to avoid the shoe shine guys on the street...good advise...they wanted to shine my shoes even when I was wearing sandals. Really a great experience to see how the locals... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This area is so much fun to just wander around and take it all in. The shopping is fantastic and the street food is fun and great to try. Remember to barter! If you don't like the price of something; walk away. They will either accept your price or someone down the street will give it to you for a... More 

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leeds, england
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

we had two nights there just strolling in the quint old streets watching all the life, would have liked to walk around the lake but no time.the meals we had were great and cheap plus drinks cheap

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Haifa, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The quarter is livelynt, a lot of restaurants , and a lot of shops, Millions motorbikes running the quarter day and night. At night, Cheap beer, and good atmosphere

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The usual Vietnamese pollution is about, and the spitting. But the architecture and choice of restaurants is great, as is the energy.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Every part of the old quarter is worth a photo as it is like walking back in time from women weighing chicken for sale on scales which were the same as those being used 100 years ago to eating freshly fried delicacies on the street. A myriad of experiences for all the senses, unfortunately including breathing in the pollution of... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The old quarter is a place where culture and history mingle in Hanoi, noisy estrangement, with their motorcycles coming from all sides, or still on the sidewalks! The Food is also made on the sidewalks, where tenants enjoy the space to expand their stores, in short, you left just walk in the street, amid the motorcycles and cars. Worth the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Once you get used to move in this very, very busy area you will love it. Nice little restaurants (lookup @Tripadvisor ;-) Also try a Bia Hoi (temporary beer pub).

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