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Old Quarter, Hanoi

#1 of 289 in Historic Sites in Vietnam
Must see · Historic Walking Area · Neighborhood
Walk to the hum of local traffic and curious tourists in Old Quarter, the business district and downtown hub of Hanoi that dates back to the 13th century. Bearing the names of the businesses that once stood there, the quarter's narrow streets teem with cafes, bars, temples, shops, teahouses, and stalls selling French and Vietnamese foods. Watch a water puppet show, plant yourself at a sidewalk cafe to drink a local beer, or bargain with a smile at shops and street food stalls. Plan to see Old Quarter and other attractions that appeal to you using our Hanoi trip planner.
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  • Overly delayed review. Had a grand time several years back and had a great feel of local vibe, local food and lots of shopping. I could not recall an instance when I didn’t like the food. Great...  more »
  • This is a magic place because everything can let you feel the magic of Hanoi but you must walk the Ta Hien street, it is crazy place full of music and great local bites...try the (khoai tay lac...  more »
  • You have almost everything Vietnamese to try here
  • Mist amusing part about Hanoi. I spent 2 weeks there in 2018. Vibrant all day and alive till very late night. Amazing walk around the lake and variety of restaurants and street food and mix between foriegners and locals. If you are visiting Hanoi just find a stay in this part of the town.

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