Walking through the Hanoi Old Quarter where everything can be found from the grave stone to the precious antique ad the souvenir shops, restaurants and beer corners, Hanoi old quarter can be reach with couple of minute walking from north of the Hoan Kiem Lake, basically the old quarter is a 36 streets which are link together. There are few worth to visit Hanoi tourist sights in the quarter area and the best approach is to walk deep and explore the cozy corners on your own. Vietnamese Private Tours offers Night Cyclo tour to explore the Old Quarter in a vibrant way.
Visitors are more likely to wander along the Hanoi old Quarter and its 36 streets, following are an essential tourist guide to the old quarter area regardless of the type of your trip, whether you are a part of any Vietnam tours or traveling on your own; China bowls (Bat Su), roasted fish (Cha Ca), silver or jewelries (Hang Bac), women accessories (Cau Go), shoes and sandals (Hang Dau), silk (Hang Gai), mixed fruits (To Tich), combs (Hang Luoc), jars (Hang Chinh), tour services street (Ma May), candies and dry apricot (Hang Duong), roasted sour pork hash (Tam Thuong lane on Hang Bong Street), bamboo products (Hang Buom), and much more.
In addition, tourists as well as the local Hanoian can go to the night market taking place along 4 walking old streets: Hang Dao – Hang Ngang – Hang Duong – Dong Xuan in the evening from Friday to Sunday with products on great sale.
90 % of new arrival or even myself will choose Hanoi Old Quarter to stay, from Hanoi Noi Bai Airport it takes approximately 50 minutes to get in there and it takes around 20 minutes from the train station.