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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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Cosy streets, nice to explore

It's really nice to cruise the old quarter. Try the walking route from Lonely planet. Traffic is crazy though

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It's really nice to cruise the old quarter. Try the walking route from Lonely planet. Traffic is crazy though

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Old Quarter is good for a walk around, you may get lost down all the little roads and alleys, but you'll find your way out. Loads of places to eat. A road for shoe shopping! Good for tourist shopping! Visit the lake which is not too far. Spent 2 days here just walking around! Do be careful of belongings... More 

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Barceloneta, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Stayed in the Old Quarter and loved the place so many alleys and so many goodies to buy. Met so many great locals and travelers alike. But the traffic is crazy ! U just need to take a deep breath and step bravely out onto the road to cross, otherwise you'll be standing by the kerb till sundown.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Best part of Hanoi to stay. Just wander through the streets - despite slightly chaotic traffic at busy times, the tree lines alleyways are shaded, and there is an atmosphere of the old colonial times blended with a vibrant modern city. Lots of life on the streets and interesting finds like great contemporary art galleries near the old opera house.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If beer is your thing, this is the place to go with night clubs and little cafes vying with each other for the backpacker with full pockets for cheap beer. On the positive, you can get a cheap hotel for under $10 if you look hard, and every weekend there is a market with a free concert on Mo May.... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I have worked in Vietnam for several years - both in north & south. Country, people, food & sights are must if you have not been there before, particularly if you are not used to the frenetic Asian way of life!!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We took a group tour in an electric car which is essentially a six seater golf cart. This got us really up close and personal with the traffic. Being open sided vehicles it was a great way to tour the area and see all the amazing shops and people that live here. A real education.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This section of Hanoi is a charmer. There are quaint alleys an little streets that you should lose yourself in and get a feeling of what it was like when the French were occupiers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The motorcycles were amazing.... coming from all over the place; small lanes, big road, pedestrials. It's so noisy. But if you are planning to do some shopping, it's fine...

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Old Quarter is the place to go. You can have a true Hanoi experience. There are stream of motor bikes and street vendors and cafes. There are many cafes, restaurants,and stores. You won't get bored once how to walk on the busy streets!

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