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Old Quarter

Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #3 of 99 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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Taipei, Taiwan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

this area explained clearly how the local people living. a litter busy, noisy and crowed but at night, this place very interesting with some small beer restaurant and small club

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I stayed in the Rising Dragon in the old quarter and enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the old neighbourhood. If you're picky this is not for you but you can't get better food and drink anywhere else. The hotel staff were fantastic and organised a food tasting trip with a Mr Ha- fantastic. Go for it!

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Shepparton, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Just wander and take in the atmosphere and culture of this charming area. The locals are really friendly and there is some great shopping, cafes and food.

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Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The Old Quarter is justifiably one of the "must experience" areas in Hanoi. I love the way that the whole of life in on view and just spills out onto the pavements. Would recommend taking a cyclo for the first pass as it will give you ideas about what you want to revisit there and will also a sense of... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Good place to wandering around when you are in Hanoi. Nice street food and stores. Way too crowded with cars and scooters (it's very annoying sometimes) night market is crowded so pick pocket happens pretty often. I love the Old Quarter during holiday season, peaceful and quiet.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Quiet an experience if you have never visited anything like it before. Street upon street of everything you would wish to buy and street food everywhere. Quite narrow streets with mopeds everywhere but people are so friendly and we felt safe everywhere we went.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

nice area for food and shopping. a lot of history in the city itself, we stay near hoan kiem district.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We walked the entire old quarter over two days and nights. All the restuarants and bars were easy to navigate. Lots of fun haggling with the local shop keepers and worth the effort. Most products and services are of good quality but of great value

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Toronto, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Great area to wander around. Some charm has been lost over the last decade, but still worthwhile to explore for a few interesting small stores, cafe's and galleries.

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Hillcrest, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Unforgettable experience unlike any other. Good food and lots of shopping. Highly recommended. Disliked traffic chaos.

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