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Review of Old Quarter

Old Quarter
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Hanoi Old Quarter Half-Day Walking Tour
Ranked #1 of 304 things to do in Hanoi
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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 6 April 2018

for europeans this might be great some thing new and the in thing, but if you are travelling form india or especially kolkata, this place is nothing new. we see this everyday. and vietnam is probably not very different form the eastern part of our country. its a market place with lots of shops and eating outlets with the main tourist attractions nearby

Thank sanjoy
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"street food"
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"narrow streets"
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"night market"
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"lots of shops"
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"hustle and bustle"
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"every corner"
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"walk around"
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"hoan kiem lake"
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The old quarter is a very busy part of Hanoi, but that is where you will find the heart of Hanoi. Beautiful hotels are next to small eateries where dishes are washed on the pavement, a city of contrasts. Street food is literally available on every street corner, small restaurants provide wonderful meals. Most streets in this area are named after what they mainly sell, silk street etc. It is noisy with all the scooters racing up and down, if this is not what you are looking for, don't stay there, but you will be missing out on a rich cultural experience.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Crazy traffic, crowded streets, vendors, diners ... Nothing prepares you for those motor bikes! and the street food ... and people in conical hats . Exciting but takes time to adjust

Thank Neil W
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Chilly weather (in a good way of course). Weekend strolls by the park are not to be missed. VND currency is preferred than USD (just my observation).

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Its a good idea to book a hotel in the Old Quarter so you have all the atmosphere and activity at your doorstep, especially around the Lake. On weekends the roads are closed to traffic and you can wander around with the locals & be amazed by the sights, including groups of ballroom dancers on the streets. The music was great too.

Thank jonglor1
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