The old town in Hanoi
The old town of Hanoi (Hanoi Old Quarter) is a major tourist destination and area of concentration of cheap hotels, guesthouses and hostels, travel agencies and transport companies, restaurants and cafes as well as night markets. This is the most noisy and crowded place in town here still preserved the atmosphere of old Hanoi, although today, of course, with their modern features. At the same time the old quarter is a unique attraction that can not miss in any way. Even if you stay in a hotel not in the area, you should definitely hang out here and walk through the narrow streets, along with numerous retail shops, jewelry shops, street food courts, shops.
In the old town is home to several iconic attractions of Hanoi: the Bach MA Temple, old city gates, the water tower, Hang Dau, the Church of St. Joseph. During the walk it is worth to visit the old house Museum and jewelers. Also here is the biggest covered market of the city of Dong Xuan Market and in the evening on the streets starts to work a lot of night markets. The old town also include the lake of the returned sword "Jade temple" on the island.
However, one should not forget about the unpleasant features of this place. The area is densely populated and covered with a network of narrow streets with sidewalks blocked the motorbike to move around which is very difficult and even dangerous due to the chaotic traffic. The prices of goods and Souvenirs here, quite inflated, and we need to be good at bargaining to buy something at a reasonable price. Well, in General the old city is noisy, dirty and not very pleasant to look at.
🕐 While workingaround the clock to attend better in the afternoon or evening
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free
🚶 How to reach: tourist area is located in the North, West and East of the lake of the returned sword (old town on the map). From the airport, here comes a city bus No. 17, Express No. 86, minibuses. Railway station is 20 minutes walk, a taxi ride will cost 25 000 dongs. See more - how to get to Hanoi.
Photo of the old town in Hanoi
- Trade here at every step
- They sell everything in a row
- and as soon as you can
- But in principle it is possible to wash
- You can see old temples
- Or go to the ancestral house of jewellers
- To visit the travel Agency
- And in the evening for a relaxing meal
- Including right on the sidewalk