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“Crazy chaotic but safe and fun with cheap eateried and shops ”
Review of Old Quarter

Old Quarter
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US$30.00*
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Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour
Ranked #1 of 287 things to do in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
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 2 weeks ago via mobile

The traffic takes a lot of getting used to but there are just so many places to go to so it was a valuable part of our trip

Thank Julia N
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"street food"
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"narrow streets"
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"place to stay"
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"crossing the road"
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"night market"
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"lots of shops"
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"hustle and bustle"
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"every corner"
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"walk around"
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"street vendors"
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"bia hoi"
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"crazy traffic"
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"hoan kiem lake"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far the very best place in Hanoi to stay. It's also an incredible area that holds so many beautiful wonders and treasures. Do not get overwhelmed by its chaotic nature and enjoy the old buildings and pagodas.

Thank seahawksteve
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t imagine visiting Hanoi and not staying in the Old Quarter! So much going on, constantly! We were there on a weekend, which I would highly recommend, as the streets around Hoan Kiem Lake are closed yo traffic and become one big pedestrian zone. Great street food to be had - but be discerning and check out some tips in a guide book! And make sure you take a cyclo ride through the area! We took several and loved it!!

Thank ateach52
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All streets was packed with people. But it was fun because you can see a lot of interesting things and friends.

Thank Ngan L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved Hanoi. Everything about the place was better than we thought.

Be prepared to haggle - I found prices dropped by a third if you stuck to your position - and be prepared for the mopeds .... thousands of them! Crossing the road was a nightmare to begin with but you soon get used to walking slowly, not stopping for anything and allowing the traffic to pass you by.

The atmosphere on an evening was lovely. There were loads of people out and about especially at the weekend with everyone playing games, dancing or singing without a care. We started our tour of Vietnam in Hanoi and we were really pleased we did as this got us right into the swing of Vietnam.

The street food is amazing and cheap there is no need to pay more plus you really do get to people watch when sat on a plastic stool on the pavement. We never expected to enjoy it as we are more used to be waited on in restaurants but you simply have to try it.

We never felt threatened at at all when we were there - just a lovely place.

Thank GeoffRachel
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