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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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  • The old quarter offers so much to do. You could be here for days and still discovering new things. Its a very busy place full of adventure and has a wonderful historical atmosphere. Highly recommend!  more »
  • Delicious food on every corner with a variety of things to see. We came across a bar on the street called Mikhaiin, which gave us an opportunity to sit on the street, have a beer, admire the architect...  more »
  • I can't imagine being anywhere else in Hanoi. The Old Quarter is vibrant and entertaining. LOVE the street food.  more »