Hanoi Old Quarter Half-Day Walking Tour
What to Expect
Embark on a half-day walking tour and discover Hanoi’s Old Quarter, aka 36 Old Streets, named for the numerous guilds or craft workshops that span a history of at least 1,000 years. Admire the tranquil beauty of Hoan Kiem Lake and visit its resident Ngoc Son Temple, translated as Temple of the Jade Mountain. Hotel pick-up and drop off included.
Your tour guide will welcome you at the hotel to start the walking tour to discover Hanoi’s Old Quarter, famous for its “36 old streets”. The Old Quarter was developed over 1,000 years ago as groups of workshops outside of the Royal Palace.
These streets today continue to be grouped according to what they sell, and typical names of the street include:
Bat Su - china bowls
Cha Ca - roasted fish
Hang Bac - jewelry
Hang Dau - shoes and sandals
Hang Gai - silks
To Tich - mixed fruits
Hang Luoc - combs
Hang Duong - candies and dried fruits
Hang Buom - bamboo product
Take the time to wander along these old streets and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the old quarter.
After walking around and enjoying some of the local specialties (not included), you'll continue on to the Hoan Kiem Lake area, where you can pay a visit to Ngoc Son Temple, or enjoy a drink at Fany Ice Cream, Thuy Ta Ice Cream or some famous café shops and restaurants nearby.
The tour ends at approximately 12.00 pm and 5.00 pm, respectively, for the morning or afternoon tours.
- Local guide - a travel mate (available with English speaking local student)
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Walking tour
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
- Transportation to/from attractions