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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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chaotic but tons of fun

chaotic but fun; crossign the street is a sport here. once you get the hang of it, it feels safe. just great immersing in the environemnt. loved hanoi

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

chaotic but fun; crossign the street is a sport here. once you get the hang of it, it feels safe. just great immersing in the environemnt. loved hanoi

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It is really great fun to wander in the Old Quarter with its remnants of French colonial and even earlier architecture. But watch crossing streets for the hordes of motorbikes and watch in crowds for the professional pickpockets. It does happen!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We chose to stay in the old quarter and are so glad we did. It is both charming and frenzied. The traffic goes every which way and honking is plentiful, yet we always felt safe wondering the streets. It is the perfect location to do such things as: do a street food tour, go to the markets, attend the water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I loved the Old Quarter, the architecture, the vibrancy, the bustle, the people, and eclectic mix of cultures and heritage. The night markets are here, and it is very busy with lots of crowds. It is recommended that you don't wear flashy jewelry, as it can make you a target for pick pockets. We had no trouble, although found the... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Many Pho sellers along the road have very short chairs and tables whcih are usually used by small kids, so I got difficulty to stand up after eating.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

If you planning to visit Vietnam, you MUST visit Hanoi. and if you visit Hanoi, you MUST spare at least 1 - 2 days to walk around the old quater and exploring this area. I love the atmosphere, the people, great amount of shops and restaurants. Loads to explore!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

While in Hanoi I stayed in the Hanoi Winter Hostel located in the north east corner of the old quarter.mat first the area seemed overwhelmingly complex, but after a few days it wasn't too difficult to get around. The entire old quarter can be walked without much difficulty. There are plenty of delicious and cheap restaurants throughout the area. Make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We visit Vietnam every year and always stay in the Old Quarter in Hanoi. Great little streets selling souveniers, bags, shoes, clothes - anything you want! Many different choices of restaurants offering authentic Vietnamese God or Western food. A "must" place to stay in Vietnam

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

In the Old Quarter, you can see the real of Hanoi. Super delicious food, lots of shopping, night markets, etc,.. Where you can really spend a lot of time discovering the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful time wandering the mental streets of the Old Town. It's great sitting on the little stools outside a bar watching life around you.

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