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“eating in the old quarter” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Quarter

Old Quarter
Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #1 of 186 things to do in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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.
Bath, United Kingdom
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“eating in the old quarter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We found some great little restaurants serving lovely food where you could sit outside and watch the chaos of scooters passing by

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“bustling with activity and life”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

you can find all sorts of goodies in the old quarter and there are a lot of street hawkers service local food that you must try so practice your bargaining skills :)

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“Buzzing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

There is no better introduction to Vietnam or Hanoi than taking a stroll around the Old Quarter. The area is buzzing with locals and travellers alike. Make sure to try the wonderful street food!

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“Great way to spend a day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We stayed in the Old Quarter, and really enjoyed walking through the streets, eating at local restaurants and shopping in the market and stalls.
A terrific way to see the Old Quarter is a cyclo, where you can sit back and enjoy the scenery.

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“Heavenly Hanoi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I think that Hanoi has just hit joint first place with Istanbul on my "top cities" list. I love this place. Wandering around the old quarter, eating street food, skipping sideways to avoid the traffic, the bustle of life on the streets. The old quarter is a fascinating mix of crumbling, dusty french buildings and Vietnamese aesthetic all bursting at the seems with trees and stalls and birds and food and traffic and noise.

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