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Address: Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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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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So Strangeeee!

We stayed here for 3 nights and enjoyed it very much. Our hotel was located in the center and we could find all from just walking distance: shops, restaurant, bar. Sitting in an... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights and enjoyed it very much. Our hotel was located in the center and we could find all from just walking distance: shops, restaurant, bar. Sitting in an openair restarant, having a local beer and seeing scrazy traffic moving was a strange experience.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

wow, touristy. came here about 8 years ago and it was sleepy hanoi. still great pho, some nice temples, etc - but overrun with backpackers and such now.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pay attention to the motorbikes....they use the pedestrian side for both parking AND to drive. The atmosphere is very peculiar but after 30' walk you already have an idea of it and no need to spend much more time

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Coming from Canada where traffic is controlled and streets are wide, the Old Quarter of Hanoi was a huge eye opener as my first taste of Vietnam. There's a ton of beautiful streets to explore full of restaurants, clothing stores and shops selling just about anything you can think of. Just be sure that when you're crossing the road not... More 

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Thank Lee M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a lovely and lively part of Hanoi.This Old Quarter has everything to offer. For a week we stayed most of the time roaming and wandering around in this place and it's an ecstatic experience.Food,clothing and accessories u can have them at the cheapest price .What a wonderful and worth sharing experience in this place. A truly Hanoian holiday of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

... in the busy centre is an adventure. The traffic is not loving these verhicles but for a foreigner it's nice to see the old quarter from this side.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed Hanoi inspite of the heat and humidity. Our half day guide was not only informative and helpful but essential as she helped us to narrow down our schedule and enabled us to understand the immense depth of Vietnamese history. The temples were great as were the museums.Our visit to the Water Puppets was facinating and our accommodation was... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ive mixed feelings about the old quarter probably down to the fact i didn't have enough time to enjoy it and spent all my time getting lost, My hotel was smack in the middle of it and even with a map i would end up lost! A little tip is the streets are lined selling stuff which is exclusive to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fascinating but scared to cross the road, bikes everywhere with no traffic laws, apparently they do but I couldn't see it. Vibrant loved sitting in small side stret bar watching daily life We stayed a couple of miles outside in a peaceful hotel overlooking a lake which was much needed after spending time in old quarter,but a must we went... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for about 3 days. The night market on the weekends is the best place to buy t-shirts and gifts. Always haggle prices! Lots of great Pho and Bun Cha here. If you need a cab ask a hotel to call one for you or else you may get stuck paying high fees. The war museum is pretty... More 

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