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Old Quarter

Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #2 of 99 Attractions in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Flea/ Street Markets, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
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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 service.
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Christchurch
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Welcome to the chaos that is the old quarter in Hanoi, the most amazing food, traffic that obeys no lights or road rules, the warmest people, the most persistent street vendors, the most confusing streets ever. Prepare to get lost often and find yourself back where you started. Forget maps, they won't have all the lanes marked, don't rely on... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Fantastic but be on guard with the traffic. Amazing shopping and what ever you want you should be able to find. Great street food stalls and the barbeque is a must. Did a street food walking tour and it was outstanding. Mind the kids though might be over whelming

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Bangkok, Thailand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Hanoi is a pleasant mix of Vietnamese, Chinese and European culture.Tree-lined streets with outdoor coffee shops everywhere is comfortable for me and it is an area full of shopping and some fantastic Vietnamese food can be found everywhere.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This is the best hotel to stay at and cheap. Mr thung.. (david).. lucy and tracy will do everything to help you on your journey. They treat you like family and will call all over Vietnam to plan what your looking for

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Munich, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

It is unbelievable stuff you can pack in a street. The streets a basically sorted by shop type. Toys, cloths, wood work etc. One tip would be - never go there during the rush our while Vietnamese driving home.

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usvi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Hanoi was one of my favourite cities on my trip through south east asia. One of the most exciting things is crossing the road!! Felt like a major accomplishment every time you made it to the other side. But you always did, just walk slow and the bikes will go around you. You can spend hours walking around the old... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The old quarter of Hanoi is a must for any visitor as long as you are prepared for the hustle and bustle, streets crowded with people and traffic. After roaming the streets for an hour or 2, my wife and I were totally lost but ask a few strangers for directions and no problems. Great area still to shop for... More

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Macau, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Our hotel was in the middle of the old quarter so we were able to enjoy it every day. It is a total chaos with many people, scooters, cars and bicycles everywhere. Crossing the streets is a challenge at first but once you get used to the technique of slowly walking across it is a piece of cake. Everywhere there... More

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Could have walked around here for days and days. There is a new sight/smell/experience around every corner. It has a charm that I can't quite put my finger on, but it sure did capture my imagination. The French colonial buildings with Vietnamese stuff happening all around has to be experience in person. It is really impossible to describe in words... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Busy, fantastic atmosphere, felt very safe in the streets and walking around lake at night. Food choices extensive

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