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“Paris in Asia”
Review of Old Quarter

Ranked #1 of 290 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 February 24, 2012

Great shopping and restaurants, traffic a bit crazy but you get used to it!

Thank FrankDoh
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

Unfortunately a few in our group of friends were targeted. Mobile phone and credit cards were taken within a blink of an eye. Still it is a fascinating place and well worth visiting. Walking is the best way around the Old Quarter.

Thank j0k5
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

i love architecture, and this old quarter have unique architecture. Kinda mix between france-chinese-viet style. Unfotunetly, the road is really crowded. The Hanoi motorcycle rider are crazy! Just becareful!!

Thank soe_the_arts
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

Foot paths are blocked by cycles, most people sullen and uncaring.

Thank Wayne G
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

Love the street food!
Close your eyes and WALK across the busy road. DO NOT RUN. WALK! And you shall reach the destination!

Thank HappiLee
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