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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“street food” (1,403 reviews)
“narrow streets” (468 reviews)
“place to stay” (230 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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"street food"
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"narrow streets"
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"place to stay"
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"crossing the road"
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"night market"
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"lots of shops"
in 178 reviews
"hustle and bustle"
in 213 reviews
"every corner"
in 188 reviews
"walk around"
in 427 reviews
"street vendors"
in 306 reviews
"bia hoi"
in 230 reviews
"crazy traffic"
in 175 reviews
"hoan kiem lake"
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"local food"
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"egg coffee"
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Reviewed today

Although there are many original French built mansions and buildings in the so called old quarter, I was expecting to see them being presented as a showcase example of style and history. I was disappointed as in the main they are not well kept and...More

Thank Barry M
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Reviewed today

We stayed in the heart of the old quarter and I used to lived in the old quarter as a child. This is the place to be if you want to try all types of food. It's always busy and you have to be careful...More

Thank linhleung
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Reviewed today via mobile

Really a great place just to soak everything in, whether is day or night walking is great once you get the hang of crossing the street. Always something to do!

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Reviewed today via mobile

Uneven sidewalks that are nearly fully covered with parked scooters, so you can’t decide whether to walk in the street or on the sidewalk: I did both. And it’s a tough slog however you proceed. Yet, the sights are such a varied delight with everyone...More

Thank Patty8888
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Reviewed today

If you travel to Hanoi, old quarter is the area where you want to stay, there are many good hotels or hostels in this area with very reasonable price, plus a lot of restaurants ,stores, night market in this area. You can basically go anywhere...More

Thank ClaudioY8
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Reviewed today

Amazing area of temples, silk demostrations, old houses, japanese bridge, markets, street food and comes alive at night time with lanterns and activities along the river.

Thank Kathy B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stayed in a hostel here for 5 nights, good food, good bars, good restaurants, good shops. Very loud and busy compared to the more modern areas. Good nightlife.

Thank Georgina M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Crowd but enjoyable city. A lot of great shopping;) Hub for day trip to the country side of Vietnam.

Thank sophiepangrazzi
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very busy part of town. Lots of shops that basically all offer the same type of products. However the place to be due to the buzz and activities available.

Thank Natalie J
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When visiting Hanoi, this town is definitely a must try. I knew morw about the Vietnamese daily life through the market activities. Enjoy delicious food, coffee,... Admire some historical places.

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