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Address: Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Hours:
Mon 00:00 - 23:59
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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Fun, bustling shopping venture

Shopping in the Old Quarter is fun, overwhelming, intimidating &, yet, rewarding. It is best to have an adventurous spirit when shopping here in the streets, markets & little... read more

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Shopping in the Old Quarter is fun, overwhelming, intimidating &, yet, rewarding. It is best to have an adventurous spirit when shopping here in the streets, markets & little stalls. Bartering is a way of life. If you don't barter, you are paying AT LEAST TWICE THE PRICE, if not more. So buyers, beware! Especially if you have fair skin!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Stayed in old quarter for 4 nights , really liked the place but streets are very busy with motorbikes and cars and very often the pavements are full with parked motorbikes so it means walking in the road most of the time , having said that nice atmosphere and only a few minutes walk to ' Sword lake " from... More 

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Wiltshire
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I don't think I've ever seen so many scooters! In Hanoi it seems that pavements are meant for parking your bike not for walking on. Spent 3 days in Hanoi and absolutely loved it, the history, people, food, everything was fantastic. Will definitely visit again if I get the opportunity.

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Bengaluru, India
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Tons of hotels, restaurants, shops and visitors. Includesthe Hoan Kiem lake that is just a must see.

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London, United Kingdom
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It has family shops that have been there for years selling probably very little and all the designer type places as well and the tourist tat type places.but everywhere something is happening.bars ,coffee shops and even ban up market wine bar/ cigar club exists. Vibrant night life . Hostel and moderately priced hotels exist. Restaurants are in the 1000s Eat... More 

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The selection was good and the pathways was spacious with enough crowd offering wide selection of clothing and snacks

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Perth, Australia
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We visited on Easter Sunday and had a most delightful time wandering around, especially the walk around the lake (whatever it's called) and also the night markets (though I'm not much of a shopper). It was just the buzz of people, doing things, making music, having fun and the whole feeling of the place was uplifting. Do it!

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Fun to walk around, even more fun to ride around on the back of a motor bike - what an experience! Great shops to explore and experience.

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Old Quarter literally has all you need. Dollars can also be used instead of the Viet Dong' Lots of Eating joints, shopping market and all taxis know the spot so most travelers shuttle to Old Quarter area:) Enjoy

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The Old Quarter was a great place to start our Vietnam holiday. It's small and compact you can get used to the mopeds and how to cross the road, the noise, sounds and smells. The roads around the lake are closed at weekends so this was a welcome relief to stroll around in relative safety. We did a cyclo trip... More 

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