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Old Quarter, Hanoi

Must see · Neighborhood · Historic Walking Area
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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  • Purely due to its history, the old quarter is losing its "old" tag. Many upscale places and too much attention to tourism has begun to chip away the character of its former self. Ta Hien Road is...  more »
  • Very nice place in Hanoi. Due to Covid, many shops & hotels have been closed because there are no tourists. Best place to stay and walk around.  more »
  • Lots to see and do in this area of Hanoi. interesting shops and small restaurants. Activity is fast paced with lots of traffic and street sellers. So interesting!  more »

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