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Old Quarter

Hanoi, Vietnam
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As featured in 3 days in Hanoi and 2 other guides
Ranked #2 of 94 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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Busselton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, clean markets. Streets lined with trees with so much to look at and buy if you wish. If in Hanoi it is a must to have a walk through and look at the different markets and shops.

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Canberra, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Hanoi s old quarter is crazy busy with old world shops, street eating literally sitting on the street with motor bikes parked so it is almost impossible to walk . There is supposedly a walking set of streets without bikes but no one takes note as they are eveywhere. We go lost several times but cyclo drivers put us on... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This is an area where you have to walk in the street because the sidewalk is full of parked motorbikes. The streets are small, change names often, and are not grid-like. That made it more fun to me. But it is busy and loud, especially with all of the honking.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Food and local Culture is the most catchy part of this travel. Other areas including the historical sites makes it more interesting.

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Doha, Qatar
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The district is filled with various shops selling most of the same goods. Merchants are willing to negotiate prices but they can be very pushy, but not rude. It's a good place to find cheap souvenirs and silk items.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Lively, great atmosphere. Loads of little shops, restaurants, bars, coffeebars, markets, nightmarkets. Beautiful lake.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I walked around in the Old Quarter with some friends, trying to find a good price for a tour to Halong Bay. This part of Hanoi really is an awesome place to just wander around. I later had the possibility to experience it in the early morning, watching the old folks and locals do their morning workout and also at... More

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Grapevine, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Anything and everything you could want and need from Vietnam! Go and experience the culture and do as the locals do!!

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

There are so many reasons to see the Old Quarter. There is the French colonial buildings. The vibrant street life. Learning how to cross a street with an onslaught of motorbikes and no traffic lights (just have faith and walk, they will avoid you if you maintain a constant pace!). There are wonderful stores and the prices are, ok they... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Shop till you drop and negotiate, traffic is chaotic, but disciplined. Learn to cross the streets without hesitation

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