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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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Hanoi Old Quarter

One of the most interesting and fascinating urban neighbourhoods I have ever visited. Great location. Easy to spend a few days here. Lots to see and do. Weekends worthwhile... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the most interesting and fascinating urban neighbourhoods I have ever visited. Great location. Easy to spend a few days here. Lots to see and do. Weekends worthwhile because of traffic free evenings on a lot of streets which makes a great atmosphere with the night market and free live music around the lake.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

indeed, there is good food, nice roads, the Unemployed, I like, I'll explore more. Inserted into each small street in the old town, you will be watching the space with old town beautiful old houses

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We did a 30 minute Cyclo tour to get our bearings. That's the bicycles with the seat in the front for a passenger. Just do it. Crazy city with motor bikes everywhere. Loved it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Being in the old quarter is like being in a maze - there is a wonderful buzz and lots to see and do - we spent time by the lake listening to buskers play traditional music, enjoyed coffee, and visited many interesting shops. It is easy to get lost and lots of fun finding your way again. There are tuk... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the Old Quarter it was great seeing all the local food, the old buildings and the way of life there. Its very different to Saigon as the people are friendlier and are not always trying to sell you things.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoy the 3 hour cycling around the old quater. It was so nice area with many diferent activities ò the local here. We will come back.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed, as most tourists do, in the old quarter. It's easy to get around to all the sights from here as well as where you can find great food and atmosphere. The lake is lovely to walk around and plenty of things to see and do. Hanoi is very different to southern regions of Vietnam but it was great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed four nights in the old quater from December to January. The area was decorated for the holidays special celebratory events were taking place. We walked around and stopped by at several stores just to enjoy the experience. We used the free Old Quarter walking map and tried different streets, or walked to the French quarter... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was 1st there 21 yrs ago, its good to see that most of it is still intact. New shops are springing up but the crafts in certain Streets are still as they have always been, for example the Street that makes all stainless steel things the Chinese Herbs Street I find this fascinating and happy just to walk around... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A very good experience eating at the food street eating authentic Hanoi food like Bun Chan pillow cake etc. . Our tour guide Benjamin arranged by Lily of Hanoi transfer service is great. Lily likewise arranged a very satisfactory service . Thanks a lot. Enjoyed our trip

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