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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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  • We have based on the walk from the Lonely Planet the Old Quarter. It's wonderful to see how people live there, it's there very busy with scooters and there are many stalls with music for sale. You can on every corner street food for very little money. Also the Hoan Kiem lake is beautiful and it is very nice to to the lake where you can grab a drink in the evening. The Green Mango is a very cute shop with a beautiful courtyard where you can have lunch or dinner. The Night Market (weekends) is also very nice to see! Definitely recommended to Hanoi.
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  • I was traveling (backpacking) with my daughter and Hanoi was our first stop in Vietnam. This was my first trip to Vietnam and I was totally mesmerized by all the scooters!!!! After standing on the sid...  more »
  • Well worth walking thru very clean with lots of shops to check out.The people are all very friendly and keen to welcome you to their city. You will get used to crossing the roads very quickly.