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Old Quarter, Hanoi
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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Old Quarter and other Hanoi attractions using our handy Hanoi vacation generator.
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  • Surprise again and again. Very much enjoyed all beautiful, all traffic, the delicious food, the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake, culture etc
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  • The traffic is chaotic. We were there on Friday night and Saturday, then part of the district around more car-free
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  • Read the map before the journey. Check the name of each street, and follow closely on the map. Be aware the motorbikes on the street. Cars, bicycle, and motorbikes will not stop when traffic lights tu...  more »