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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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A very happening place

You can find every thing from pure silk to cheap beer to fancy shoes in here... A very good place to have a walk and do some people watching!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can find every thing from pure silk to cheap beer to fancy shoes in here... A very good place to have a walk and do some people watching!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent the day trying to get lost in the Old Quarters. This maze-like neighborhood is organized by product. One street may specialize by selling only bamboo ladders…all the shops on the street sell ladders. Turn the corner and the next street everyone sells tombstones. Another street; women make-up and perfume. Another; rope or tin works or flowers. You never... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolute chaos in a good way. We travelled with 3 kids 8 , 8 & 10. We all loved it , walking can be scary but we managed to survive. Just loved this place loads of places to shop and dine. Excellent!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Feel comfortable to walk this district , utilize google maps by downloading the blocks b4 you leave the Wi-Fi of your hotel , and you can see , smell , experience raw culture of Vietnamese folks , eat hot foods with comfort , be savy with a money conversion app and smile , say hello and you will return from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Old Quarter, nice place, walking distance from the city, many thing to eat, see & buy, depend the individual interest.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The old quarter is a place to wander (slowly because of the people and scooters) and absorb the different world that is Hanoi. Intriguing shops, stylish coffee shops, chaotic traffic, wonderful street food and varied architecture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loads of small eating and shopping places, on both sides of limited roads. Barely wherever to stroll, as engine bikes stopped up and down the walkway. You wind up strolling in the limited street, avoiding autos, bikes, individuals, and so on., well, that is the appeal. Be set up to wrangle however ordinarily the retailers have a "couldn't care less"... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although often hounded by tuk-tuk drivers, walking around the old quarter is great - but ensure you get a map to help from your accommodation. They are not so accurate but do help. Rides are cheap, though we did find out from our hotel we paid way too much for bicycle tuk-tuk but didn't mind as he had to peddle... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't know much about Hanoi and its old town before i got here, but once you learn how to cross the street and deal with the mad traffic its great just walking around and sitting down at the various small street restaurants. People are generally very friendly and the level of English spoken is amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I just love be the atmosphere of the old quarter in Hanoi. When you walk through the streets in the evening everything is also alive. You'll see a lot of small food stalls. There are also a looot of tourist/backpackers.

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