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Review of Old Quarter

Ranked #1 of 221 things to do in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

There are numerous streets in Old Quarter and you must reserve at least one whole day to take a stroll through the streets. You can find similar items sold at one section of Old quarters so I think it will be easier to compare prices. You can find basically everything in this Old Quarter. And bargain as much as you can. Take time to visit Hanoi Train street in which you can see trains passing through in between neighbourhood.

Thank Farahhsuziee
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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"
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"hustle and bustle"
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"every corner"
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"walk around"
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"street vendors"
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"bia hoi"
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"crazy traffic"
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"hoan kiem lake"
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Not the easiest place to get around with small kids, but gives you the authentic experience. The lake, temple, water puppets, markets and restaurants, makes this a great place to stage off on your Vietnam experience.

Thank Duncan W
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the Old Quarter during our recent visit to Hanoi. The bustle is contagious and the food is authentic. We ate at many street stalls and kept going back to our favorites. Lots is stalls selling the same touristy stuff. Lots of alleys to explore. Simply walk around and get lost amongst it all.

Thank Meagan W
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Great place to see the weekend night market and the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. Very close to several items of interest.

Thank Michiyo W
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile


An unforgettable experience. Better to be explored with a local guide, at least in the beginning. Free city tours with university students were a great way to meet local people and see the city

Thank olgavB3618LJ
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