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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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Great place to spend at last a day! Walk around, see all the shops Very cheap and good things At night- good local food and many many people walk around! Watch the motors!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place to spend at last a day! Walk around, see all the shops Very cheap and good things At night- good local food and many many people walk around! Watch the motors!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The streets are interesting, but very desorganised with motos everyhwere. If they close the streets probably it becomes must more interesting, to walk and appreciate the variety of buildings, professions that exist by street.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is definitely worth staying in the Old Quarter in Hanoi, many great restaurants, lakes, water puppet theatre, art galleries etc!

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Davao City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The oldest district in Hanoi. This place is best walked. Food shops, cafes, and restaurants, hotels, clothing and accessories shops abound in this area of narrow streets and antique houses. The streets were named after the products that used to be sold in that section of the Old Quarter. However, the shops and goods being sold have changed over the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good to get away from the busy traffic. Most of the quarter allowed bikes or walking only. Interesting shops. The restaurants along the river were well-placed and reasonably priced. Most had specials on cocktails and beer. Lovely family atmosphere, especially in the early evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice, great location and walking distance to main centre of business. Comfortable rooms and great hospitality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great way to see the old quarter of Hanoi in the rain. The vehicles left from the lake and would hold 10-12 people that were easy to get out of and into. They were charged on a time basis and pulled up at special features or when required. The drivers were experienced and courteous. Well worthwhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited in late August. Not a good time ;) Hot and humid. Because of warm weather, I learned that touring this area was far nicer in the evening than during the day. It was just tooooo hot to enjoy walking around. Locals came out in the evenings to walk, dance and exercise around the lake. Night markets were great... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

U should visit this famous place if you come to Hanoi. Plenty of small bars and hidden excellent food shops. If you want to taste the best Hanoi food, you may discover your own shop here

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found Hanoi's old quarter a little confusing. Lots of the streets focus on a particular thing...e.g. shoes, or clothes, or one we nickname 'B&Q' street as it had tools and hardware. Its fun to walk around but if you are looking for something specific, check your map before leaving the hotel. We found wifi wasn't quite that easy to... More 

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