The Old Quarter of Hanoi is an area of about forty different streets known for the incredible market it plays host to. The various shops, restaurants and booths along the Old Quarter sell an impressive variety of goods and services. Each street in the Old Quarter is named for the primary category of available goods and services on that particular street, making the area quite easy to navigate, as shoppers have only to seek a street named after whatever item, food or service it is which they happen to be looking for.
Even if you’re not looking to spend any money, the Old Quarter is also a well known sight seeing walk. Also playing host to residential areas, the various buildings and architecture of Old Quarter are fascinating to observe. The natural life here is beautiful, as well, and many travelers suggest visiting in the spring, when the foliage is in full bloom.