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Old Quarter

Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #1 of 90 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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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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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Many shop with toy, souvenir for my kids. A little chaos in traffic but nice local people. Enjoy walking around here in weekend.

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hong kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We visited the old quarter by cyclo tour and it was fascinating. The pace of life there was different to the rest of the bustle of Hanoi but you see all sorts of interesting things on the busy streets. We even ate at a street side stall where a hawker came up and offered to mend my son's trainer which... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Fascinating to wander around this bustling area. Talk about sensory overload. Easy to get lost as all the little streets look similar so take a nap from your hotel!

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Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

If you want easy access to the city center, restaurants and shopping...it is best to stay in this area. It is very convenience as everything is within walking distance. The weekend night market, cultural performances and gastronomic thrills are at your doorstep. If on the other hand you want quiet surroundings ....then stay away from here.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Food , clothing, bags, weekend night markrts, few roads are close during weekend but dislike noisy motorbike, that is Vietnam life styles

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The old quarter is very authentic, extremely busy and interesting. There are countless shops, often arranged in streets (sunglasses-street/toys-street etc.) and food everywhere. The old quarter can, however, be exhausting. Limit your daily dosage of old quarter to a set amount of time and you'll never grow tired of it.

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bangkok, thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The Old Quarter is a must place to visit in Hanoi. Not that it is where the famous landmark of the city, Hoa Kiem Lake is located, it is also the place of the real old Hanoi where you could still find the traces of its past mixed with the new. This is where one could shop all day, try... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Easy access in the old quarter. Get around on foot and listen for the horns behind. Catch a cyclo but settle on a price beforehand or it could get ugly at the end of the ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Going to Hanoi without exploring the Old Quarter would be an act of stupidity. This is where most of the action happens. If you want to eat and taste Hanoi, go here. If you want to shop 'til you drop, you definitely have to go here. You want to get drunk on beer and coffee, go here. If you have... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed seeing motor cycle traffic as i took my walk to Old Quarter. The motor cyclist seem to follow their own traffic rules while respecting each other

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