Old Quarter
Old Quarter
4.5
NeighbourhoodsHistoric Walking Areas
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
About
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
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Admission tickets
from €4.53
All you need to step foot in the door.
What is Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best?
This award is our highest recognition and is presented annually to those businesses that are the Best of the Best on Tripadvisor, those that earn excellent reviews from travellers and are ranked in the top 1% of properties worldwide.
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Top ways to experience Old Quarter
The area
See what travellers are saying
  • SYDBKK
    Brisbane, Australia142 contributions
    Busy Vintage Town where footpath s are for motoebike parking.
    Love the feel of intage town with hint of french colony, they preserved. Lots of big trees. Busy with predestrains and traffic. Street food everywhere. Strongly unique city in the world.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 December 2022
  • DuaneThia
    Singapore, Singapore48 contributions
    An old city with old charm.
    Was there during their 'winter season' - averaging 12-20 degrees celcius during our family trip there. Went on the Ha Long Bay Cruise - Absolute MUST. (Wil share more on the ERA Cruise)
    Visited December 2022
    Written 18 December 2022
  • daisy21988
    Maracaibo, Venezuela405 contributions
    Very chaotic!
    The Old Quarter is a very chaotic area of Hanoi. We booked a hotel in the heart of the madness with our 7 month old baby and it was very challenging to get around the neighborhood with him. If I had known how active this area was I probably would have looked for a hotel elsewhere, but we did our best to try to find the quieter streets and to find restaurants that we could hang out at to take a break. The park and lake are gorgeous and we spent quite a bit of time there too. I think this area would be much more enjoyable for people without kids, but it's definitely not an area to be missed in Hanoi!
    Visited January 2023
    Written 7 January 2023
  • Bipin D
    Pune, India78 contributions
    Heavenly hanoi
    Old is gold, authentic and exhilarating.You can shop till you drop.Throw your caution to the winds and explore at leisure the egg cafe, the history, souvenirs galore, red wood work, egg shell and duck shell lacquer paintings,magnets that portray Vietnam, silk and bamboo shirts,vtee shirts with faux brands that are difficult to distinguish.The street food is awesome, the whole sale markets have great options and good bargaining possibilities. Upmarket handicraft made by specially abled people out of silk threads is out of this world Icecreams, crepes,vwalking streets , music is so well orchestrated around the serene lake and pagoda.Even a month there may fall short.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 January 2023
  • Rbansal2014
    New Delhi, India347 contributions
    Walk around in the busiest spot in Hanoi!
    The Old Quarter in Hanoi is flocked with tourists, local people, vendors, bikes. It is a buzzing area right from the morning to late at night. It is lively and vibrant, it hosts numerous cafes, restaurants , shops of many kinds. It is a great area to spend your time, and browse many different shops and probably take a pit stop at any of the coffee shops!
    Visited January 2023
    Written 11 January 2023
  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China14,185 contributions
    Authentic Hanoi neighborhood
    This is Hanoi's historic center. Dotted with some souvenir shops and tourist restaurants, it is still largely a local neighborhood. Many of the buildings are quite rundown and the surrounding can be filthy, raucous and chaotic. Adjust your expectation before visiting.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 13 January 2023
  • Anne Mathilde T
    Chennai District, India3 contributions
    Noisy, Busy, deliciously worthy
    Let's get lost, it's only way to explore the place. Take at least half a day of walking, shopping, eating and drinking. Each street is dedicated to a corporation, you'll find every thing in this giant market place.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 17 January 2023
  • Oana & Akos
    Utrecht, The Netherlands33 contributions
    Unique Christmas experience in Hanoi 💕
    Just walking through the busy streets in the old quarter was an experience in itself. We traveled there during Christmas and there were concerts and street events organized everywhere. You get overwhelmed with the lights, food smell, street vendors etc. It’s a must! 🤩
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 January 2023
  • dimpoo1971
    Mumbai, India262 contributions
    night market
    Very happening area of Hanoi,with narrow lanes and you will also find lot of street food being sold but only for non vegeterians. it has lot of cafes,and you can enjoy coffee which comes in great varieties. Make sure to go to the night market and also try the beer at beer street.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 22 January 2023
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.5
28,498 reviews
Excellent
16,482
Very good
9,139
Average
2,272
Poor
400
Terrible
206

Nadine E
9 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
We did a private city tour by Jeep. It's so nice seeing very crazy by this way. We stayed at a hotel near the Hoankiem lake. Good to walk around. Lots of good restaurants. People were so nice.
Written 29 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ms. Beulah AR
Singapore, Singapore5 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
A true sight of structures showing the old quarter. Busy bustling street with loud music nights. Full of Spa, pedicure, manicure, body massages. Vietnamese coffee of varieties can be tried here. Varieties of Vietnamese food. Shops after shops to buy things and so many varieties of clothes. Dong Xuan market to buy gifts and varieties of things. All day and all nights bustling motorbikes, trishaws, and Vietnamese people are very humble and lovely people.
Written 25 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Craig W
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia7 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
I really enjoyed the vibes and moods in the old town. The atmoshere was nostalgic. There was a Christmas market during our trips. Highly recommend to stay within the area as there are a lot of activities and good eats around.
Written 25 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

OneTrip with local
Hanoi, Vietnam119 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
The busy part of Hanoi with lots of great local restaurants and hidden gems. Hanoi in November is much cooler so it's easier to get around without worrying about the heat.
Written 22 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Willy G
17 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Crowded, chaotic, noisy. Absolutely love it. This is what you should expect for an old place that sells everything in life. Get a lost in the narrow streets, get honked at by the zipping motor bikes, and eat yourself silly while sitting on those tiny plastic stools.
Written 21 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

bhavya b
Chandigarh, India195 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
A distinctive neighborhood of Vietnam where you can admire French buildings. The shops, spas and restaurants are okay.
Written 20 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Anne Z
Orlando, FL2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
It was so great for our holiday with friends since HALONG BAY CRUISE HUTNERS agent arrange beautiful HALONG BAY CRUISE and a cheap walking trip tour with free tour guide around Old quarter area, we had great time for enjoying food, drinks and having some great local coffee, too. HALONG BAY CRUISE tour is also a must do !
Written 16 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sammychanda
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India538 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
This place is the heart of the city and a stone's throw away from Hoam Kim lake, train street and Opera house. The street is bustling with shops, eateries, people and has a festive air to it. Loved it.
Written 12 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

GoPlaces51924752933
7 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Loved it. But seriously crazy traffic. Relatively slow. One has to be brave and strike out at times. No-one seems to be really trying to kill you. Fascinating streets specialising in areas if trade or goods. Haberdashery is phenomenal - if you have a plain piece of clothing you fancy embellishing take it with you and browse. Allsorts if things are fixed on the street / pavement. Fascinating.
Written 10 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

kim tae h
4 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
The best bus we have is in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. The bus from Hanoi to Sapa is a spa. We have massage beds, private cabins, charging for my phone, the ability to watch movies and listen to music, millions of views on the way, and the best support.

We booked trekking tours and Fansipan. We are so lucky because we booked the Sapa bus and tour here. Thank you so much for everything.

You can contact bc family tour or Whatsapp. My friend and I have best support via this Whatsapp: +84886559609
Written 8 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 20,963
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

OLD QUARTER: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Old Quarter

Old Quarter admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost €4.63, while a popular guided tour starts around €4.72 per person.