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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. Plan to see Old Quarter and other attractions that appeal to you using our Hanoi trip planner.
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  • A nice area with tourist shops and many restaurants. The evening is very busy but cosy. A part of the district (near Hoa Kiem Lake) is in the evening traffic so it made for very pleasant.
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  • This old town was so busy. I know more about the daily life of local people here. Around here, there are a lot of coffee shops, restaurants with nice food, hotels and spas. Walking around this town an...  more »
  • The old quarter of Hanoi is a nice place to vist with a large number of places to eat and drink. A mix of modern and old . Can be very busy at nights with tourist and locals.  more »
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