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“Amazing buzz”
Review of Old Quarter

Old Quarter
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Half-Day Hanoi Old Quarter Food Tasting Tour
Ranked #3 of 281 things to do in Hanoi
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Hanoi’s lively Old Quarter comprises nearly 40 streets packed with shops selling all kinds of goods, each street named for its primary good or service.
Reviewed 13 July 2014

A wonderful buzzing environment in which to explore. Lovely food and the shopping was great! Hao lo prison is definitely worth a visit.

Thank Lindsey C
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Our hotel was slap bang in the middle of the old quarter and we spent a lot of time wandering around it (including the Lonely Planet 2 hour walking tour which we highly recommend). You can buy absolutely anything there and if you can't buy it someone can probably make it. From live frogs to ghost money for burning at temples. Apart from the great souvenirs my children particularly liked the shoes. Fake or not, £8 for a pair of Nike Air trainers - they were chuffed! We ate street food and drank local beer. There is no hassling to buy things - some of the street hawkers are a bit pushy but all in all very polite when told that you didn't want to buy anything. The old quarter IS Hanoi and we loved it!

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Busy and bustling streets await as soon as you leave your hotel, but beware of bikes, mopeds, scooters, cars and other road vehicles. Walk bravely and you will be rewarded with amazing secret eats and places to relax and have a beer!

Thank TalieTim
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

You can buy anything and everything. But haggle, it is part of the experience, and the fun.

I love the bamboo lacquer ware, it is so practical

Thank haysinarabia
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Love the old quarter - you get a real sense of the local people and their day-to-day lives.
You can easily spend a whole day just wandering around - tasting the local food and enjoying the historical architecture.

Thank Charmaine T
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