Hanoi Old Quarter
The Old Quarter is the cultural heart of Hanoi where the pulse of life has constantly beat for nearly 2,000 years. Daily routine starts early and builds to a friendly bustle. Streets have distinct character and are named after the crafts once made there - silver, ladder, silk, paper.
St. Joseph's cathedral rings for mass regularly throughout the day, follow the bells to check its Neo-Gothic style. Huyen Thien Pagoda is another of the many temples peppered around this part of town. The Old City Gate is one of four original entrances to the heart of the Royal City to survive over a thousand years.
Take time to sample the spirit, atmosphere and shopping on offer here - nothing says Hanoi like its Old Quarter.
Hanoi Old Quarter is a triangular area of approximately 36 streets centered next to Lake Ho Hoan Kiem. Areas by the lake itself are more touristy and expensive, head into its heart to find true local gems.
The Old Quarter gets very busy on weekends, why not do what the locals do and start early if you want to avoid peak crowds?
Tours & Tickets
Known as the 'Paris of the East', Hanoi is one of Asia's most charming cities. Spend your private Hanoi full-day tour enjoying the essential sites including ... Read more
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Ride an electric car around the Old Quarter of Hanoi to complete your private sightseeing tour in the morning or afternoon. A knowledgeable private guide takes ... Read more
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
Take in the sights of Hanoi and enjoy an overnight cruise on Halong Bay on a four-day excursion from Hanoi. Visit Hanoi’s market and Ho Chi Minh sights, ... Read more
Duration: 4 days (approx.)
Experience life in the mountainous north of Vietnam on a trekking adventure round-trip from Hanoi. Travel by sleeper train to Sapa, and take a moderate two-day ... Read more
Duration: 5 days, 4 nights
Discover the 36 streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Join the locals as they shop the local markets. Sample the many forms of local cuisine at any of the numerous ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)