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Old Quarter

Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #2 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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Bangkok, Thailand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Our guide organised a cyclo tour of the Old Quarter for us as dusk was falling. This was a fantastic way to see the maze of busy alleys and get up close and personal with the scooters, cars and pedestrians thronging and pushing their way through the narrow streets. My cyclo driver fitted a lock round my rucksack to chain... More

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Germany
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Great place to be, crazy traffic, nice people, good street food, nice restaurants, very much going one here!

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Perth
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This area is just chaos, such an experience! Watch yourself at every corner as the motorbikes go whizzing past. Eat some street food and visit the night markets!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

You will never get bored with this old quarter. You can see the famous water puppet performance, sitting in a cafe overlooking the lake, stroll along the narrow streets to see local handicrafts or tasting local street foods, or you can jog and see the locals do daily sports and tango dance!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This was really a brand-new experience for us, as everything was totally different from New Zealand. The street was bustling with local peddlers, motorbikes, cyclos ... and everything was sold on street. Oh, and the street food was just marvelous!

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

A nice walk thru clean old quarter is worth it. Not too far from a bridge with beautiful view on both sides.

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Lancefield, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This was our first visit to Vietnam, The Church boutique Hotel wasa wonderful place to stay, the staff and especially Tena Bui went over and above to make our time there as seamless as possible.We can't praise the staff enough from the bellhop who was always on hand to open the door and assist us with our luggage to the... More

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Irvington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Having a great time there, many small coffee shop, a lot of handicraft shop. A bunch of street were named after the different goods they sell. I.E: Noodle Street, Silver Street,.... Careful with cross roads though, the traffic here was totally chaos.

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Naha, Japan
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The Bia Hoi in the evenings is an adventure in itself. Just watch out for the ubiquitous touts (never ride in a pedicab or buy one of the tiny donuts from the many peddlers on the street, as these are well worn scams in Hanoi). The architectural chaos is a sight to behold, and there are wonderful food offerings in... More

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

So easy to get around and see everything......it's all on your doorstep!!!! Can get busy in the evening, but by day really easy to see it all!

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