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Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital lies in the North of the country và is one of the country’s top tourist hot spots. It offers French-colonial architecture, a rich food culture và a long history (the city celebrated its millennium in 2010.) The most well known and important districts in Hanoi are Ba Dinh District (aka the French Quarter) where the government offices are located và Hoan Kiem District (aka the Old Quarter) which is considered the city’s business hub & main tourist destination.

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One of Hanoi’s most comtháng sights is that of streets packed with scooters, bicycles & cars swarming around pedestrians like a school of fish. Then there are the many sidewalk vendors và people simply out for a stroll và the popular Old Quarter is no exception so walking around this district is distinct from a leisurely stroll in the park. Visitors have sầu no choice but lớn face the traffic in the local style but the experience of exploring the historical area is a must-vày và truly well worth it.

Old Quarter

Packed with charming colonial architecture, Buddhist temples và pagodas, the Old Quarter, located near Hoan Kiem Lake in Hoan Kiem District, is Hanoi’s major commercial district. Its heart & soul is exposed in the ancient commercial streets which are named after their original businesses dating baông xã about 1,000 years. Though most of the specialties (cốt tông, jewellery, herbs, and silk) have sầu changed over time and have been replaced with a variety of modern-day commodities và services, visitors can still appreciate some of the original goods as well as get a feel of rich old Vietnamese customs.

The preserved shop-houses that lie along these roads were built a little over a century ago and were constructed in their long and narrow style lớn avoid being hit by high taxes. Each has a street-facing façade and multiple courtyards inside. The front part of the buildings is where trading takes place while the family occupies the rest. Though one shop-house was meant khổng lồ be for one family (with many generations in it), nowadays it is more comtháng to lớn see quite a few families jammed in under one roof. Expect to lớn find plenty of hip café, bars, a variety of restaurants, bakeries, boutique shops & art galleries in this historical area.

Old Quarter Shopping

The Old Quarter is a shopper’s delight & houses artistic products from around the country, fashioned by many top artists and craftsmen. Popular items that make fine souvenirs include lacquer ware, silk products, embroidered fabrics and bags, conical hats, coffee beans & paintings.


Rethành viên lớn negotiate with a smile when shopping in Vietnam giới (though goods here are already quoted at cheap khổng lồ affordable prices) as shops & salespeople expect bargaining by customers. Don’t be shy.

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Old Quarter Attractions

Old Quarter Nightlife

Other parts of Hanoi might quiet down at night but the Old Quarter is where night owls head lớn. Live music, discos, clubs và bars as well as decent karaoke joints are the norm here.

Though the numbers might be limited compared to other large Asian cities, what’s on offer here is well enough khổng lồ keep people from all walks of life happy và university students, office staff & expats are among the friendly crowds.

Old Quarter Activities

Must-vì chưng number one in the Old Quarter is khổng lồ have a look around this, the oldest neighborhood in the đô thị. With a history dating bachồng khổng lồ about the 13th century, the vibe và energy here is definitely unique. Must-vì chưng number two is to stop by at any local tea and coffee café that provides chairs to lớn sit outdoors (many times ‘outdoors’ here means sitting right on the sidewalk.) This is considered the best place khổng lồ observe sầu the world go by in the Old Quarter.

For those who love cooking & Vietnamese food, combine them together và learn from the professionals at one of the many culinary classes around.

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Old Quarter Dining

When in the mood for the real khuyễn mãi giảm giá (thân phụ ca, banh goi and pho are aý muốn the top of the list) try out one of the many street stalls around the Old Quarter. You will be surprised by how delicious simple dishes taste.