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Old Quarter, Hanoi

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#1 of 295 in Historic Sites in Vietnam
Must see · Historic Walking Area · Neighborhood
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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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  • Charming place to explore! Best to just spend a day wandering around the area, getting lost in the small streets and alleys, and discovering temples, cafes, and food places in the process. Definitely....  more
    Charming place to explore! Best to just spend a day wandering around the area, getting lost in the small streets and alleys, and discovering temples, cafes, and food places in the process. Definitely....  more »
  • Wonderful place just to walk around and shop. Do not miss the great street food. A wonderful experience. 
    Wonderful place just to walk around and shop. Do not miss the great street food. A wonderful experience.  more »
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  • Not bad place to shop around for goods and all. Careful of people coming up to you asking for money and scam you for some manage deal or what not.
  • The Old Quarter is the name commonly given to the historical civic urban core of Hanoi, located outside the Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long. This quarter used to be the residential, manufacturing and commercial center, where each street was specialized in one specific type of manufacturing or commerce.

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