Old Quarter

Old Quarter, Hanoi: Hours, Address, Old Quarter Reviews: 4.5/5

Old Quarter
4.5
Neighbourhoods • Historic Walking Areas
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00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
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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.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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from €8.89
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AVIDTRAVELLER53
Toronto, Canada227 contributions
May 2022
Wonderful place just to walk around and shop. Do not miss the great street food. A wonderful experience.
Written 18 May 2022
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Stuart B
Patong, Thailand211 contributions
May 2022
We’ll worth a visit to see how the real street life and businesses operate. Everything from fruit & veg. Sales to shoe repairs. Street food, jewellery shops, banks and small hotels line the streets. The walkways are covered by motorbikes so be prepared to brave walking on the road. Very interesting and some of the best & tastiest food cafes.
Written 18 May 2022
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia5,102 contributions
May 2022
The old quarter is the main attraction of Hanoi. Every square meter is turned into a little business or shop and the energy pumps non-stop. It pains me to see how much these entrepreneurial people have suffered during the last 2 years of Covid lock-downs ; a great number of shops are still shuttered up, possibly never to open again. Although it is the same everywhere in Vietnam, it baffles me that they still block all footpaths with parked scooters, forcing pedestrians into the crazy traffic on the road. They even park their scooter in the entrance of their own shop !! Not a place for those obsessed with "health & safety" either : because the shops are so small, all work is done on the footpath, exposing live wires, tools and sharps . . .
It is all chaotic, but fun and interesting. Invariably, you will find a little shop with the perfect souvenir !
Written 18 May 2022
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Christian L.
Germany2 contributions
Apr 2022
The best street food in the world!!!
We booked the food tour at absolutely reasonable price and were accompanied by Steve - our tour guide. He was really helpful and funny
Written 14 May 2022
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Alan K
35 contributions
Apr 2022
Have to walk to enjoy and admire the historical buildings and must be adventure to try street foods.
Written 6 May 2022
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Alexandro S
Singapore, Singapore7 contributions
Apr 2022
it came back to life after covid, I love the rhythm of life here. The street food is still great, especially the "bia hoi".
Written 19 April 2022
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Golden Philipines
Manila, Philippines3 contributions
Apr 2022
Hanoi old quarter is great place to walking, eating, shopping ... with friendly people. You should visit hoan kiem lake of old quarter. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Written 18 April 2022
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David
Oxford, UK1,162 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
The Hanoi old quarter is a real hive of activity. Traffic is perhaps the craziest i've yet seen. Astonishing that in the 4 days i was there I didn't see a single accident, and also that the cars seem remarkably free of scratches and damage. I wouldn't want to drive in this area!
Written 14 April 2022
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Lyn Lyn Peh
Singapore, Singapore104 contributions
Apr 2022
Old Town is situated near the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake, a must visit when in Hanoi. There are many restaurants and cafes here.
Written 13 April 2022
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Kane UK
3 contributions
Apr 2022
Hanoi Old quarter is nice town, classic with many restuarant, shopping, coffee shop. We loved to walking every morning at Hoan Kiem lake in heart of old quarter.
Written 9 April 2022
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