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Old Quarter, Hanoi

#1 of 289 in Historic Sites in Vietnam
Must see · Neighborhood · Historic Walking Area
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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  • The Old Quarter is able to mesmerize both foreigners and locals because it offers a peaceful fusion new and old, east and west. Craft beer, excellent food, hotels and restaurants with varied stories.....  more »
  • Nice vibe to the area . We went at new year .. everything was cool and amazing. . People were walking around . The night market has some good stuff to buy . Also the food from the locals is amazing.....  more »
  • You have almost everything Vietnamese to try here
  • Mist amusing part about Hanoi. I spent 2 weeks there in 2018. Vibrant all day and alive till very late night. Amazing walk around the lake and variety of restaurants and street food and mix between foriegners and locals. If you are visiting Hanoi just find a stay in this part of the town.

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