Hanoi's Old Quarter, with over a thousand year's history, and 36 streets each named after its traditional product, remains one of Vietnam's most lively and unusual places, where visitors can buy anything from precious stones to silk kimonos. A stroll through this historic Old Quarter with a stop at Dong Xuan Market is highly recommended for visitors who would like to get a good dose of Vietnamese Culture and some insight into the country's long history.

  • Oldest district
  • Old buildings
  • Ancient houses
  • Lively and “chaotic” sidewalks