Old Quarter
Neighbourhoods • Historic Walking Areas
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Admission tickets
from S$14.04
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Hewee55
Rome, Italy6 contributions
Oct 2022
It was an awesome experience except for the bike's horn and the trash being thrown on the street. Our guide from Tonquin Travel describes the area as the "Market Grid" in the ancient time where people from all around gathered on the 1st and 15th of every month in Lunar Calendar as something that never change over time and how they lived in the past. Kind of a "journey on the line between the Ages" that you can see small details in the way of people and architecture. It hinted at the atmosphere in the past and nowadays and you can feel it your way.
Also, you can only find a good taste of food from the real locals here, not the 5 stars restaurant, that is the way people explore gastronomy here, in the Old quarter.
Written 26 November 2022
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Gregory K
Adelaide, Australia3 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Not perfect
Every thing you could expect
Hustle bustle no uniform order
But it works
That’s the charm
Everyone friendly
Written 26 November 2022
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Canard
4 contributions
Nov 2022
Sensational party town packed with people , action and music. late night venue and a must see. Be prepared to stay awile.
Written 24 November 2022
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Andrew R
Greater Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Nov 2022
Essential:Usually footpaths are blocked with parked scooters.Scooters, cars and buses all assume right of way, even on crossing and green 'Walk' lights. To cross, walk confidently, stare down the traffic with your hand towards them signaling clearly for them to stop.
Written 23 November 2022
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LondonE3Traveller
London, UK1,322 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Bustling, energetic part of the city that you must visit when in Hanoi. Bursting with life from early in the morning to late at night. Seemed quite overwhelming when first arriving but after a day it all seems quite normal to cross roads and dodge bikes, cars, buses, motorbikes and street vendors all cross crossing and going the wrong way down one way streets, on the wrong side of the road. The traffic does swerve to avoid you but keep looking both ways!
Written 23 November 2022
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BertSG
Singapore478 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Place to stay, to eat, to shop, to walk, to sight see, to get your massage....everything you need to do in Hanoi is here. Small lanes tuck with hotels, shops, restaurants, food stalls, souvenir shops, clothing....everything. Traffic can be chaotic but it's organised chaos. Come Fri to Sunday the streets are closed to most traffic in the evenings and its lovely to walk the place. Spend a few days here taking in old Hanoi.
Written 22 November 2022
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Luke290480
Australia6 contributions
Nov 2022
Busy but very nice local places, we enjoyed beers at small corner street! We saw all the interesting places around and has a lot of fun here
Written 22 November 2022
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ExpatDaze
Bangkok, Thailand576 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Just go and walk around stopping by the many cafes and shops etc. it’s super friendly and there’s not a lot of tourists hustlers bothering you.
Written 20 November 2022
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joanneb196
Perth, Australia5 contributions
Nov 2022
It seems Old Quarter is the place to be. Vibrant atmosphere lots going on. Busy and bustling with lots of food stalls and drinking venue. Not really hasseled much by vendors. Just politely say no thanks and they leave you alone. Loved the vibe and felt safe walking around.
Written 19 November 2022
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Brian H
3 contributions
Nov 2022
We had a nice time wandering around, but be aware it was definitely some culture shock and took a little getting used to the chaos.
Written 19 November 2022
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OLD QUARTER (Hanoi) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

Frequently Asked Questions about Old Quarter

Old Quarter is open:
  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Old Quarter admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost S$13.81, while a popular guided tour starts around S$6.90 per person. See all 806 Old Quarter tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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