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“Stroll along Hang Gai”

Hang Gai Street (Street of Hemp)
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Hanoi Old Quarter Half-Day Walking Tour
Ranked #38 of 277 things to do in Hanoi
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Owner description: Silks, silver and souvenirs draw tourists to this popular street market.
Singapore, Singapore
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“Stroll along Hang Gai”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Not a great deal of "authentic" local shopping. Lots of fake stuff, generally for the lower market segment. Nothing you would normally buy except for a few silk handicraft and antiques shop. Lots of small haunts for cheap beer and relaxation people watching.

Certainly an amusing place for the first timer with the sights and sounds. To make the most of this place is to get lost in it. Either direction will eventually lead to a main road where you can easily find a taxi back.

Visited September 2013
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New Jersey
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“At the edge of the Old Quarter.”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

The Hemp Street is a great place for an exploratory walk. It is lined with nice shops, boutiques, galleries. At no. 85 Hang Gai you'll find a large banyan tree .It is considered to be the most interesting banyan in the city.

Visited October 2012
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Te Kuiti
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“Shop till you drop”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Hang Gai Street is only one of many in the Old Quarter that is jam packed with shops selling everything you can think of. Most streets are dedicated to one type of thing, silver, gold, silk, coffins, fish, vegetables, plastic, toys etc but something different always pops up when you least expect it.

Visited August 2013
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Doylestown PA
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“No big deal...it's a street”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

the Rising Dragon Hotel there is pretty nice and has an awesome breakfast for under $28 a night. Otherwise it is same same. Hanoi has a million good streets. I like the area in front of St Joseph's cathedral best, especially the Spanish Tapas place on the corner.

Visited August 2013
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Sydney
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“when crossing the road is a life threatening exercise”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Hang Gai street has always been a delicious and terrifying experience all at once. The many silk shops deliver the goods but the traffic is so congested, there are too many bikes on the footpaths. During this trip I avoided it

Visited July 2013
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