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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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Excellent place where all the activities are close to myriad of attractions and tour agents, night shopping, hawker foods. eating on side walk cafes etc

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

Excellent place where all the activities are close to myriad of attractions and tour agents, night shopping, hawker foods. eating on side walk cafes etc

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was my second visit to Hanoi, the first was 16 years ago, and returning to the Old Quarter felt like coming home. There are endless things to do and see, from eating to shopping to walking along the narrow winding streets. Coffee, pho, clothes and souveniers. A wonderful place to explore.

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Genesee, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Fascinating and exciting place! This is not to be missed if you are visiting Hanoi. The shops and vendors have endless interesting wares, and the restaurants, people and entertainment are non-stop.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great place with many shops, restaurants and bars. You need to be careful with the traffic here. Beside that, try some traditional street food.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A must visit in Hanoi. Great place to hang out in the evenings. Walk around and soak in the ambiance.

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Almelo, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

At the intersection of Ta Hien - Luon Ngoc Quyen junction small stools are in the evening increasing onto the streets until the whole street are filling up with people drinking and eating and enjoying good life.

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Flaxton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We found the old quarter alive and jumping. Some of the old buildings are gracious and the lake is peaceful and serene but the streets and hot, noisy and chaotic with very little in the way of original goods in offer. Much more expensive (at least 30•/• more) than Ho Chi Mihns main markets, the street vendors in the old... More 

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Wandering
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Love the night life and eating dinner with the locals on the small stools when the weather cools off.

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Hampshire, Uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The history of the old quarters is interesting, with some roads specifically aimed at a specific market (Metal, jewellery etc.) and it was interesting to see this. It is a lovely walk around for about 2 hours.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

There's nothing quite like wandering through the labyrinth of streets that are the Hanoi Old Quarter. If you can, find a place to stay there. People everywhere, streetside stalls, markets, shops, cyclo drivers, scooters! Another world to discover...fun and exciting

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Address: Hanoi, Vietnam
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi

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