"The Old Quarter" Old Quarter Tip by Blatherwick

Old Quarter, Hanoi: 41 reviews and 102 photos

  Hanoi's Old Quarter
by Blatherwick

The Old Quarter is Hanoi's commercial centre that has over a thousand years of history. It contains the best place to take in cafes, markets, local shops, etc. It is also the place where the cheapest hotels can generally be found.

The 36 streets that make up the Old Quarter somewhat gives you the feeling that you've been thrown back in time and you are in the old Parisian style of Hanoi. Hang Bac is lined with gold and silver shops. Hang Thiec is where the metalworkers are. Because merchants were taxed according to the length of their storefronts, houses are thin structures and go deep into the block.

You can also find the museum at 48 Hang Ngang where Uncle Ho drafted the Vietnamese Declaration of Independence.

Directions: The Old Quarter is north of Hoan Kiem Lake

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 7, 2005
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