Hanoi Old Quarter is a familiar tourist place for travelers when coming to Hanoi. Going to the Old Quarters, you can know more about life, culture and people of Hanoi. Besides, you also get the chance to experience the unique delicious dishes in Hanoi.

Ta Hien street in Ha Noi Old Quarters known as Pho Tay - Foreigner Street

Ta Hien street in Ha Noi Old Quarters known as Pho Tay – Foreigner Street

Hanoi Old Quarters is located in the northwest of Hoan Kiem District, covering 36 streets such as Hang Ngang, Hang Dao, Hang Chieu, Hang Tre, Hang Duong, Hang Bac … Travelling here, you only need to focus on some key areas, not necessary to visit all 36 streets.


  • Ma May Old House: This is the ideal place to explore the culture and daily life of elegant Hanoians. The house remains much the distinct culture of Hanoi.
  • Dong Xuan Market: Being built in 1889, this is the oldest market in Hanoi. Here there are a lot of kinds of products, especially textiles and clothing. Come here, you will witness the busy trading scene.
  • Hoan Kiem Lake: Hoan Kiem Lake – the heart of the capital Hanoi, where anyone arriving in Hanoi will visit. The lake is not only beautiful, has the airy space for your walk, but also is a tourist destination associated with the history of Hanoi. Going around the lake, you will be have the chance to visit many attractive destinations such as Ngoc Son Temple, The Huc Bridge or enjoy the famous Trang Tien Ice-cream.
Early morning spring in Hoan Kiem Lake

Early morning spring in Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Old Quarters

  • Quan Chuong Gate: Quan Chuong Gate is the lively witness of a heyday of the country. This the only city gate of Hanoi still standing with the time, experiencing brutal wars.
  • Bach Ma Temple: The temple witnessed the formation and development of Thang Long. This is one of the quartets of the ancient Thang Long, associated with the legend of Thang Long construction.


Hanoi Old Quarters is well-known as the dining paradise. You should not ignore unique delicious dishes in Hanoi Old Quarters as Pho, Bun Cha, Bun Oc, Bun Rieu, Pho Cuon, Bun Dau Mam Tom, Vietnamese Sandwich, boiled snails, especially Old Quarter Coffee…

Bun Oc in Hanoi OLd Quarters

Bun Oc in Hanoi OLd Quarters

In the Old Quarters there is a diversity of things you can buy as a gift for friends and family like exquisite crafts, lovely small souvenirs, clothes, shoes, jewelries, jam…