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Hanoi Food on Foot: Walking Tour of Hanoi Old Quarter
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“street food” (1,267 reviews)
“narrow streets” (427 reviews)
“place to stay” (198 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday

Noisy, messy, chaotic, with impossible traffic, but the Old Quarter in Hanoi is the true spirit of the city. The nicest thing to do os walking around both in the day and at night, to see the people, hear the sounds, smell the odours and...More

Thank dmg-999
Reviewed yesterday

Stroll down those winding lanes and discover local food. Best way to know Hanoi. From egg coffees to souvenir shops to walking to the lake!

Thank travelandme1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed in Hanoi about 3 days and had a good time in the Old Quarter. Have so many food, sweet people and beautiful places. Love this place so much

Thank Phuong T
Reviewed yesterday

The streets are very noisy with the sound of motor bikes horns of a typical Vietnamese area. The walkways are littered with parked motor bikes and broken paving stones. It is interesting because there are so many coffee Houses and cheap food cafes.

Thank GrahamJubb
Reviewed yesterday

A buzz and hectic downtown must to experience the real Hanoi. Beware the mopeds and cars but enjoy...

Thank Carbonleg
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The old quarter is full of noise, cyclos, smells, crowds, food, hawkers, it never seems to stop. The markets are fascinating. The food culture is exciting. We really enjoyed it & found it easy to get around on foot.

Thank allenent
Reviewed 2 days ago

Crowded and action-packed. Lots of foods and tons of beer. Street food at every crook and cranny. Plenty of alley ways to explore.

Thank If L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Like all such places around the world it is fascinating to see the daily life, hustle and bustle but there isn’t a lot of context. It is shopping and maybe a bit street food.

Thank jaycd2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

A place to visit and sightseeing for foreign visitors. Feel the Hanoi's own with the old streets, baby and interwoven ash. Feel the life of the people here without having to go anywhere, just standing outside the city you will see the everyday activities of...More

Thank Nguyen S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The old quarter is the very heart of the city, developed around and north of the Hoan Kiem Lake. Not really your place if you don't like tiny allies stuffed with typical street food restaurants, often provided of no tables but their colored, plastic stool,...More

1  Thank Il Rich C
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Rajeev C
20 June 2017|
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Response from Jamoz23 | Reviewed this property |
It is usual that passports MUST be valid for 6months or more ON ARRIVAL.
14 June 2017|
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Response from ThomasGDF | Reviewed this property |
we actually did our own laundry using the soap provided its quiet strong. LA siesta show the prices of there laundry so you won't be strung . most our quiet dear tbh you have to be careful, but if you have no stains in your... More
Alan B
1 June 2017|
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Response from Cathy W | Reviewed this property |
There's loads of places for a beer. There's a couple of places right on the lakeside and plenty of places overlooking the lake. Lots of cafes/bars/ restaurants around the streets.