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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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  • Such a fun place to visit. Super unique and tons to do. We loved it here and will definitely be back again! 
    Such a fun place to visit. Super unique and tons to do. We loved it here and will definitely be back again!  more »
  • Just walking around this old quarter and you will find plenty of small but beautiful things. We love the night walking streets around Hoan Kiem Lake. 
    Just walking around this old quarter and you will find plenty of small but beautiful things. We love the night walking streets around Hoan Kiem Lake.  more »
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  • Frenetic. Annoying. Alive. Buzzing. The Old Quarter, which is steadily becoming the New Quarter as evidenced by the rapid change, is on the comeback post covid. It wasn’t what is was, but it’s still a must visit place in Hanoi.
  • 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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