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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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  • I just loved the place. It wasn't the old town I expected but nonetheless I loved the decadent scent it has,bathe chaos, the people coming and going, the shops, the eateries on the street... Everythin...  more »
  • We especially enjoyed the "coffee" area of the Old Quarter. The French influence of coffee is very evident. Coming from Seattle Washington where coffee stands are everywhere we were all surprised to s...  more »
  • We were privileged by having a guided walking tour of the Old Quarter. Walking really is the only way to get a good appreciation of the area and it is easy walling, traffic hazards aside. It was truly...  more »