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Address: Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Hanoi’s lively Old Quarter comprises nearly 40 streets packed with shops...

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.

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This area of town has interesting local color. The area closest to the lake is not as good as the streets deeper in, because of the somewhat agressive salespeople. Different... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This area of town has interesting local color. The area closest to the lake is not as good as the streets deeper in, because of the somewhat agressive salespeople. Different street segments specialize in different goods, clothing, shoes, toys, art supplies, temple worship goods, and metalwork are just some of the examples. It is a pretty good place to buy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very busy , noisy and interesting. Lots of good street food close by. Just walk around and enjoy- sit down with a cold beer and watch .

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Tonasket, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we spent many hours going back to this area and its one of our favorites. We took our time to see each floor of the old market and what was offered for sale. The wife loved the area for the quality of material offered. I found a great fitting Fedora.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just a joy to walk around. Need to be careful of motorcycles but generally a good area for pedestrians.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The daily grind Vietnamese style; hectic, pack, hustle and bustle, vibrant, tradition and all the real daily Hanoians livelihood. Walk around, enjoy and absorb the scenery, stop for coffee, food, interact and relax. Authentic Vietnam experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are some rally good restaurants and bars in this sector of the city. The shops range from Hugo Boss (near to the 5 star hotels) right the way to cheap shoes and t shirt sellers. Be prepared to haggle but perhaps not in Hugo Boss!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hanoi's Old Quarter is teeming with wonderful markets, small restaurants and some of the loveliest people on earth. My favorite activity is to walk around Hoan Kiem Lake at 6 a.m. You will see groups of locals doing Tai Chi, Tai Bo, other martial arts, calisthenics, weight lifting, and just plain strolling. Very sweet way to live.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every street offers something different, but all are full of interesting shops, restaurants, and traditional ways of life to appreciate.

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Perfect for the lovers of a slightly rough and chaotic hustle and bustle of Asian megacities. Plenty of food and shopping opportunities ( the keyword is: bargain!)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our hotel was conveniently located in the Old Quarter. There are many streets that you can explore in the area. Plenty of shops (many selling fake North Face products and other souvenirs) and food stalls/restaurants. Be careful when crossing the streets because of the motorbikes. For goods and food souvenirs, go to Intimex Supermarket which is along Le Thai To... More 

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