Hanoi Old Quarter, Things you need to know

Referring to Hanoi, everyone must know "Hanoi 36 streets" or "Hanoi old streets", with the streets that have kept the historical memories of the capital. This old town is an attractive tourist destination that visitors cannot ignore when coming here. Now let's explore Hanoi with a round of Hanoi Old Quarter through the following article.

Hanoi Old Quarter

1. Where is Hanoi Old Quarter?

Hanoi Old Quarter is located to the west and north of Hoan Kiem Lake, including 36 streets, each focusing on selling a different item. The limit of the old town north to Hang Dau street, the west is Phung Hung street, the south is the streets: Hang Bong, Hang Gai, Cau Go, and Hang Thung, the east is Tran Quang Khai and Tran Nhat Duat.

2. How to get to the old town?

How to get to Hanoi Old Quarter? Hanoi Old Quarter is a tourist center, most tours depart here. There are many means for you to choose to go to Hanoi Old Quarter such as bus, motorbike taxi, motorbike, taxi ...

  • From Airport to Hanoi Old Quarter with a distance of nearly 30km

By Taxi: 560.000 VND ( 20 USD ) There are many taxi companies at the airport, you can take a taxi
Private car: 350.000 VND ( 15 USD ) For a car with 4 seats – you can contact us
By Bus: if you want to save money and try a bus in Vietnam, so you can take bus number 90 or 86 to center

  • You want to explore Hanoi Old Quarter, please refer to a few ways

Cyclo: you can experience cyclo around the Old Quarter (200.000VND/ Hour)
Rent motorbike: 7 – 10 USD / Day
Walking: if your hotel in Old Quarter so you can walk around to explore

3. 8 places not to be missed when coming to Hanoi Old Quarter

Hoan Kiem lake

Or another name is Sword Lake, associated with the legend of the God of the Sword. Hoan Kiem Lake is located in the center of the city, which attracts a lot of domestic and foreign tourists. Next to the lake, there are many other tourist attractions: Ngoc Son Temple, Thap But, The Huc Bridge ... Here you can also enjoy the famous Trang Tien ice cream. 

Ngoc Son Temple

Ngoc Son Temple

Ngoc Son Temple is located on Ngoc Island of Hoan Kiem Lake, which is the place to worship Van Xuong and Tran Hung Dao. To get into the temple you have to go over The Huc bridge. Ngoc Son Temple complex is classified as a special national monument in Vietnam. Coming here, you will learn about the legend of Hoan Kiem Lake or the history of Hanoi.

Dong Xuan market

Dong Xuan Market is one of the largest markets in Hanoi and also the largest market in Hanoi Old Quarter. Coming here, you will witness the bustling shopping scene, the bustling trade of many items. You can go to Dong Xuan market to buy gifts or souvenirs. 

Located in the Old Quarter, Hang Ma Street is considered one of the most crowded and colorful streets in Hanoi. Especially on the occasion of festivals, New Year, the street is decorated with lanterns, glowing toys, balloons that make this place not only flooded with sound, colors, light but also imbued with a spiritual impression of the East.

Dong Xuan Market

Old house of Ma May

As one of the attractive places to visit in the old town, the old house located at 87 Ma May is a kind of traditional house that recreates the living space, characteristic of the ancient Hanoi people. The house is open regularly for tourists to visit, the entrance fee is 10,000 VND.

Bach Ma Temple

Bach Ma Temple is one of the Four Sacred Temples of the ancient Thang Long citadel, located in the middle of Hang Buom street, at numbers 76-78. In the temple of Long Do and the white horse, each historical record records many real stories. This is a thousand-year-old historical and cultural relic, the oldest among the ancient temples of Thang Long citadel to date.

Bach Ma Temple

Ta Hien Street

This is a small street located in the heart of Hanoi, which is always crowded with people. This is a famous drinking place in Hanoi and is especially loved by the youth. This place is also known as the "international crossroads" and has been included in the list of "must-visit places" when traveling to Hanoi by foreign tourists.

Ta Hien Street

Quan Chuong Gate

Quan Chuong Gate is one of the five remaining gates of the ancient Thang Long citadel, designed in the style of gazebo - a typical architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty. The name of the gate is given by the people to remember the merits and heroic sacrifices of the Grand Chancellor during the anti-French period.

Quan Chuong Gate

Hopefully, the information will help you have an exciting experience in exploring Hanoi as well as Hanoi Old Quarter. For further information or tours to Hanoi Old Quarter, please visit the website at www.vnatrip.com or contact us via whats app: (+84) 96 885 9964

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