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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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Weekend nights are the best because of the night market. Lots of stuffs to look and buy, things are generally cheap and foods are awesome! It is just great to wander around and... read more

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Weekend nights are the best because of the night market. Lots of stuffs to look and buy, things are generally cheap and foods are awesome! It is just great to wander around and get lost in the crowd. Super warm so dress comfy, super packed so beware of your belongings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent 2 days walking through the Old Quarters and enjoyed it thoroughly. Be enchanted by new sights after every other street and see lots of local shops engaging in their trades. There are also many coffee shops, snack places, etc. By night fall, some pushcarts appear selling delicious grilled meat skewers. Juice stands are a welcome visit-- some allow you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love the buzz and hussle of the old quaters. The street vendors street food street bars and mad traffic.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Vietnam is a country of delight.Amazing sights and sounds,safe with friendly people.I was shown many aspects of Hanoi by a group called Hello Vietnam and was taken to historic ares and to delightful coffee houses and places to eat.The food,it goes without saying is mouth watering.I began my trip in Hanoi and couldn't resist the ceramic factory that I was... More 

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Old Quarter is very busy but very beautiful. Time is needed to wander, sit on a plastic stool and eat and also shop. It is also fantastic at night and even busier with the night markets! It is well worth your time to visit, but, get the names of each street in both languages so you can decide where... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The old quarter is the place to stay in Hanoi I think. It is crowded but easy to walk. There is enough to see to be occuoied more then 2 days. And there are a lot of nice restaurants/ streetfoods. So if you stay in Hanoi... Take a hotel in this area!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The old quarter holds true to it's name and it's location. At what was once the center of the city, this neighborhood holds all the numerous experiences that are essential of Vietnam. The sellers bustling their goods up and down the streets, the smells of all the wonderful foods, temples, crops, spices and materials. While it has a number of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit however at night even better with latern lights and sunset colors, very nice if you are into photography. However it is quite crowded and with annoying local sellers constantly trying to sell you something, but I'm sure this issue is prevalent elsewhere too. There are some good restaurants in this area that are catered to tourists... More 

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Bonito, MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

neighborhood with local way of life, traditional cuisine and materials to sell, has a crazy but fun traffic

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This area is a mix of traditional Hanoi and French styled buildings and alleys. One can pretty much walk around this area visiting attractions like cathedral, Opera house, Lake etc. You can find several eating, shopping and reasonable stay options close to this place.

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