Old Quarter
Neighbourhoods • Historic Walking Areas
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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
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SYDBKK
Brisbane, Australia142 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
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.
Written 2 December 2022
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Rachel Ong
3 contributions
Nov 2022
The old quarter is a great area to explore the beautiful sights and wonderful eats of Hanoi.
Cafes decked with small chairs and tables and sitting by the roadside for people watching. There are also many good restaurants serving great food at affordable price. Definitely worth a visit when in Hanoi. Tips for crossing the road: Just do it, do not rush as the bikes will maneuver their way around you.
Written 30 November 2022
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Ali921
Edinburgh, UK1,232 contributions
Nov 2022
The bustling heart of Hanoi for tourists and locals. Full of life, cars and motorcycles/scooters. Each street sells one particular product, I enjoyed "Christmas Street". A whole section of the old quarter is closed off in the evening when everyone eats and drinks in the open without traffic.
Written 29 November 2022
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Kihan
Hanoi, Vietnam9 contributions
Oct 2022
A must-go-to area if you are in Hanoi. The Water Puppet Theatre is definitely worth a visit, and so are many of the key points in the area: HoaLo Prison, the museum of modern history, St Joseph's Cathedral
Written 28 November 2022
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Belgo
7 contributions
Nov 2022
A must-go-to area if you are in Hanoi. "Chaos that works" once you get the hang of it amidst the constant sounds and with cars and bikes coming from every direction with no apparent order. Yet everything works out smoothly. The Old Quarter is filled with shops, restaurants and coffee shops of all kinds, and there are plenty of cultural sites or buildings within walking distance. The Water Puppet Theatre is definitely worth a visit, and so are many of the key points in the area: the old central Prison, the museum of modern history, St Joseph's Cathedral and the small temple to King Le just nearby and everything around the Hoan Kim lake...
Written 27 November 2022
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Hewee55
Rome, Italy6 contributions
Oct 2022
It was an awesome experience except for the bike's horn and the trash being thrown on the street. Our guide from Tonquin Travel describes the area as the "Market Grid" in the ancient time where people from all around gathered on the 1st and 15th of every month in Lunar Calendar as something that never change over time and how they lived in the past. Kind of a "journey on the line between the Ages" that you can see small details in the way of people and architecture. It hinted at the atmosphere in the past and nowadays and you can feel it your way.
Also, you can only find a good taste of food from the real locals here, not the 5 stars restaurant, that is the way people explore gastronomy here, in the Old quarter.
Written 26 November 2022
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Gregory K
Adelaide, Australia25 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Not perfect
Every thing you could expect
Hustle bustle no uniform order
But it works
That’s the charm
Everyone friendly
Written 26 November 2022
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Canard
4 contributions
Nov 2022
Sensational party town packed with people , action and music. late night venue and a must see. Be prepared to stay awile.
Written 24 November 2022
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Andrew R
Greater Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Nov 2022
Essential:Usually footpaths are blocked with parked scooters.Scooters, cars and buses all assume right of way, even on crossing and green 'Walk' lights. To cross, walk confidently, stare down the traffic with your hand towards them signaling clearly for them to stop.
Written 23 November 2022
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LondonE3Traveller
London, UK1,329 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Bustling, energetic part of the city that you must visit when in Hanoi. Bursting with life from early in the morning to late at night. Seemed quite overwhelming when first arriving but after a day it all seems quite normal to cross roads and dodge bikes, cars, buses, motorbikes and street vendors all cross crossing and going the wrong way down one way streets, on the wrong side of the road. The traffic does swerve to avoid you but keep looking both ways!
Written 23 November 2022
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Old Quarter is open:
  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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