We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Old Quarter

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 49.00*
and up
Morning Tour of Hanoi
More Info
US$ 36.00*
and up
Hanoi Cyclo and Walking Small Group Tour
More Info
US$ 22.00*
and up
Half-Day Hanoi Old Quarter Food Tasting Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 16,327 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 7088
    Excellent
  • 4235
    Very good
  • 929
    Average
  • 162
    Poor
  • 87
    Terrible
The Heart Of Hanoi

Shopping/Food/Drinks/iconic landmark.... name it, u can find everything here... just stroll around... its fun.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
FaeMarieS
,
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

16,327 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 12,501: English reviews
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Shopping/Food/Drinks/iconic landmark.... name it, u can find everything here... just stroll around... its fun.

Helpful?
Thank FaeMarieS
Dublin Ireland
Level Contributor
269 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The old quarter of Hanoi is a very special place and can take hours out of your day, no make that several days. There is so much culture and history soaked into this quarter

Helpful?
Thank Nadnerb2
motofshr
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well organized, get the audio tour and plan to spend a half day.....Information includes marriage custom and family life of the different ethnic groups .

Helpful?
Thank motofshr
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just walk through the streets of the old quarter... Drink the cheapest beer you'll ever find... Eat the most delicious streetfood and watch the locals live there life's... Really, really love this part of the city!!!!

Helpful?
Thank Angela v
Level Contributor
38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots of big and little roads to explore. Night market great and pkentybif stalls. Lots of excellent food and my favourite, an open wok on fire outdoor eatery. Bargains to be found, dancing and music. I came back twice especially for this. October is great weather too. Mostly dry and not too hot or cold.

Helpful?
Thank karen w
sydney
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great experience a cornucopia of sights and sounds. Wear strong shoes the roads and pavements are very uneven

Helpful?
Thank busssydney
Level Contributor
56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very interesting to wander through the endless streets of quaint old-style shops selling such a variety of goods. The sections of the streets are actually organised by trade, ie electronics, clothes, etc. Tip: Don't forget to bargain for good clothes, souvenirs, electronics, watches, etc. We usually start at 25-30% of the asking price and then about 35-40% of the initial... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bdcz
Level Contributor
74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Given the recent history it is not surprising that little of truly old quarter Hanoi remains. Interesting streets to wonder down many still dedicated to one craft or group of items. Worth a visit but don't expect a really old old quarter

Helpful?
Thank Walter f
Hai Duong, Vietnam
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Many thanks Thanh and Huyen who explained to me all the things and took me to see the beautiful places. Your enthusiasm and knowledge really made my day. I’ll come back to HN soon… Can’t stop loving the city and people

Helpful?
Thank linhlaaus
Poland
Level Contributor
52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Something that most european probably not even think about. A lot of people, a loooot of motorbikes. On every corner you can eat street good (excellent if you like this kind of "restaurant"). Really nice people :) on first sight I thought that I am still in Bangkok, Thailand :)

Helpful?
Thank Tomek_PLCH

Been to Old Quarter? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Old Quarter and other visitors
32 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (32)

Questions? Get answers from Old Quarter staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?