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Old Quarter

Address: Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #1 of 91 Attractions in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Owner description: Hanoi’s lively Old Quarter comprises nearly 40 streets packed with...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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 service.
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Winter Haven, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

You have to like this sort of thing, I do. Crowded, narrow streets. Countless small shops, and a couple large markets. This is an area to see a glimpse into the lives of the city residents. Easy to get lost, carry a good map or just hire a ride when you want to return to your hotel.

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Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I like everything, you cannot disliked something, this is Hanoi old Quarter, if you are really a traveller and not a tourist you perfectely understand what a mean.

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Comox, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

So much energy - loved all of the different street themes ie. silk, wool, poster? Bring a map, it's hard to navigate.

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Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

More hectic than I thought and so noisy with scooters and cars honking horns as pedestrians have no right of way and you have to cross and donot stop. Yes full of interesting local goods, not great quality but each to there own. We wanted to see what Hanoi was like as we had been to Saigon many years ago... More 

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Saratoga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We stayed at Hanoi Little Diamond Hotel, which we highly recommend. The Old Quarter is a wonderland of sights and smells. Tons of quaint shops and vegetable/fruit and flower sellers. Get a rickshaw tour for an overview and then go back at your leisure to browse. We took some rides with scooter drivers for hire and it was a blast.... More 

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Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

There is no busier places in Hanoi than the old quarters, where one can rasily spent a day walking or shopping to your hearts content. I found the atmosphere happening but can be overwhelming at times.

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Europe
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Overwhelming sights, smells and sounds. Labyrinth of streets, all selling everything under the sun. Go the first time just to soak it all up. Sheer madness at times but worth the experience.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Due to the shop fronts coming out into the pavement and with the narrow road barely good for single traffic, which if full with motorcycles and sellers , tourists and general visitors mulling around. Not for the faint hearted due to large crowds of people, you need your wits about you. Beware of pick pockets, don't take too much cash... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

There is a vibe about the Old Quarter of Hanoi that is different to what my wife & I have experienced while walking through other cities in Asia. First, the stream of people...walking, sitting, standing, on motorbikes, bicycles, in cars, trucks, and other modes of transport. Everyone was happy, friendly, and smiling. My wife & I felt comfortable and safe.... More 

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Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Vibrant part of the city - liked it very much - traffic chaotic but fun Lots to see and do - felt safe

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