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“Amazing atmosphere ”
Review of Old Quarter

Old Quarter
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US$36.00*
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Full-Day Hanoi City Tour
Ranked #1 of 225 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 April 4, 2018 via mobile

Old quarter is the heart of Hanoi and has to be the place to stay near when visiting. Lively, noisy, hectic at most times in the day, the atmosphere is so vibrant and energetic, you feel like your in the heart of a major city, which it is. Consisting of shops, restaurants, bars, tourist offices and massage parlours, you will find it all here. I did a food tour and most places visited were in the old quarter or nearby, it has the best local food. At night the streets are just full of life and people till late in the night and early morning which is great to see. It has so much authenticity with locals outside the streets. If you take tourism out of Hanoi, it would do little to the vibrancy of the old quarter, the locals make this place special.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 942jatinderm
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

The old quarter streets of Hanoi are always busy with lots of traffic. the shops open 14-18 hours daily depending on what they sell. Name of streets will tell you what they sold or their business in the past. Please make a bargain when do shopping here

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Oanh_TX
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Just walk around and enjoy the local life here. Lot's of local shops and restaurants. See the authentic life of Hanoi, and just go with the flow. It can be quite busy around here..

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lars P
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

before traveling to Vietnam i read many stories on the internet about how crazy Hanoi especially the ''Old Quarter'' could be, well to some extent yes it was :-) ...

people are generally friendly, they might look at you differently, no need to feel uncomfortable because of that, i've learnt, that's only because you're a tourist ...

as you learn to walk and explore the 'Old Quarter', you will fall in love with the place ....

small cafes, artistic interiors, yes the bikers are absolutely crazy they wont even let you walk comfortably on the foot path :-) that's why i wrote '' as you learn to walk'' :-) ...

trust me once you're good with that you will enjoy it like anything ....

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank N8486OAsaraj
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Geat place to walk around and see all the different shops. There are plenty of tourists around, but this area is mostly for Vietnamese shoppers

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank HowieC52
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