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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.

Practical Info

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

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Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 55 Reviews

Take a walk through Hanoi’s Old Quarter street markets with a local guide who’s passionate about food, and discover the exotic flavors of Vietnam with fellow ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $26.00

Private Hanoi Sightseeing with Electric Car Tour in the Old Quarter

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

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

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.00

Private Tour: Hanoi City Full-Day Tour including Cyclo Ride

4.5 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

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

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $50.00

Ho Chi Minh's Hanoi Small Group Adventure Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Walk in the footsteps of Ho Chi Minh and discover the sights of Hanoi on this half day tour. Visit the Temple of Literature, the world famous Hanoi Hilton ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 4-5 hours

From USD $30.00

Hanoi Food on Foot: Walking Tour of Hanoi Old Quarter

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

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00

Hanoi Old Quarter Half-Day Walking Tour

This Hanoi Old Quarter walking tour will help you to discover a place which is famous for its historic “36 old streets”. Destinations: Hanoi’s Old Quarter, ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: Flexible

From USD $20.00

4-Night Sapa and Hill Tribes Trek with Round-Trip Transport from Hanoi

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

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 5 days, 4 nights

From USD $125.00

Private Tour: 4-Day Hanoi Highlights and Halong Bay Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

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

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $465.88

Private Half-Day Hanoi Food Tour

If you are interested in walking through the maze of Hanoi Old Quarter and enjoying Vietnamese cuisine, but are short on time, this food tour might be the ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: Flexible

From USD $49.00

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