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“great walk”
Review of Old Quarter

Old Quarter
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Half-Day Hanoi Old Quarter Food Tasting Tour
Ranked #2 of 277 things to do in Hanoi
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
1 review
“great walk”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Great for walking to discover local life, could have some great Bun Bo Nam Boo by walking few minutes from hotel. Be careful with vehicles moving around you!

Visited February 2013
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice to wander round and explore”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Good selection of street food, cheap and small restaurants. Any of the street food we tried was very good and cheap.

Be careful when buying some street food, especially the doughnut type things. Check the price first as they try to rip people off.

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Extremely colourful walk!”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

despite been chaotic and messy, its a really nice place to walk around specially during the day. I really enjoyed watching the them on their daily activities selling fruits with their big baskets and Vietnamese hats. Also, with their small mandarin trees on their push bikes... The bad thing is the pollution and that it might be stressfull for some people to walk around due to the huge number of motorbikes....
I highly recommend to go during chinese's new years celebrations as they decorate with flowers and lights everywhere...

Visited February 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“My most unfavorite place in Hanoi”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Aggressive souvenir selling, a sense of being a mark as a westerner, makes you feel both guilty and angry as a tourist. Unfortunately, when it comes to bringing presents back home or purchasing slightly higher end but not designer stuff, you have to go there. Note that most things can be bought for about half what they're initially offerred in small shops or on the street.

Visited February 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Eclectic......but cold and wet!”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

I know of nowhere in the world that looks better in dismal,cold and wet weather.Coming from Scotland I should know! I visited Hanoi in February and the weather was entirely as I anticipated.The Old Quarter carries on regardless and is a hotch-potch of shopping,restauration,bars and open air-eateries.There are also plenty of accomodation options in the area -ranging from the cheap to heading upscale.For eating I particularly recommend New Day on Ma May which is reviewed elsewhere on TA..Delicious,keenly-priced food in a buzzing and busy atmosphere. Warmer weather,which my dates did not allow for will also open open up the plentiful opportunities to take part in the local fresh beer or bia hoi festivities. An evening or two can pleasantly be passed taking advantage of the Old Quarters offerings.

Visited February 2013
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