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Hanoi from inside - the Old-Quarter free walking tour

Duration: 3h
Guru: Nhat
Quality Verified Registered on June 09, 2023

Hi everyone! I am Nhat or you can call me Nat, an English-speaking guide in Hanoi, Vietnam. I am happy to take you around Hanoi or certain places nearby Hanoi, to show you the beautiful corners of the city as well as the lifestyle, food, and culture of my beloved city. Feel free to contact me any time. Can't wait to walk with you around my city and tell you the stories of Hanoi and Vietnam.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Once you arrive Hanoi the capital of Vietnam you at least have to take a walk around the Old-Quarter because almost everything about Hanoi or further about the Northern Vietnam's lifestyle, culture, history is around here. 

There is no better way to learn about Hanoi than walking with a local guide from Hanoi through every little alley, hundred years old temples, the oldest bridge, lively daily market or interesting railway coffee shop. I love my country and my capital city a lot and I want to show you around to let you know how interesting the people and the special traditions here, how glorious our history is and how beautiful the street is. I love to hear you say "Wow" when you see the train passing by, to watch you suddenly pick up your camera and take photos of our daily life activities, which is unique and you don't have in your country and to answer you any questions about the Vietnam war and about how quick we recovered and developed like today's.

Here is the itinerary:

  1. Ngoc Son temple 
  2. Ma May ancient house 
  3. Ta Hien beer street 
  4. Hidden alleys
  5. Bach Ma temple 
  6. O Quan Truong
  7. Food tasting 
  8. Dong Xuan market 
  9. Long Bien bridge 
  10. Hang Ma - street of decoration 
  11. Murals street 
  12. Train street 

If you want to walk with a Vietnamese friend showing you his beloved hometown, join me, enjoy your time here, and make yourself at home!

Please note:

The entrance and drink fee it's not included and has a cost of approx  5 to 8 €  per person. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    57B P. Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Bạc, Hoà...
    57B P. Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
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    I will be by the Thang Long water puppet theatre near the central lake of Hanoi (Hoan Kiem). I will be wearing a red cap.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Ngọc Sơn Temple

    The temple was built in early 19th century, originally dedicated to "Three Sages" Wenchang Dijun, Guan Yu and Lü Dongbin. At some point, the national hero, Trần Hưng Đạo, was incorporated into the temple. From the shore, Thê Húc Bridge (Cầu Thê Húc) leads to the islet. Buildings of the temple include the Tháp Bút ("tower of pen"), the Đài Nghiên (ink-slab), the Đắc Nguyệt ("moon contemplation pavilion") and the Đình Trấn Ba (pavilion against waves), all of which have symbolic meaning.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Nhà cổ

    Located in Hanoi's Old Quarter area, Ma May Street is unique as it is home to many of the city’s oldest houses. The house at No.87 Ma May Street (Hoan Kiem District) is one of 14 ancient houses in Hanoi built in the late 19th century that still retains its original features and becomes a familiar address for those who want to learn about the daily life of Hanoians in the old time.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Long Bien Bridge

    Long Bien Bridge, is about 2km from Hoan Kiem Lake, with a history of over 100 years, is not only a traffic construction but also a meaningful historical and symbolic witness to the resilience of Hanoi during the two greatest resistance wars against the French colonialists and American imperialism as well as the dramatic changes of this city in the new era.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Phố Hàng Mã

    Known as one of the 36 old streets of Hanoi, Hang Ma Street holds a special place in the hearts of locals and visitors alike. From its fascinating past to its bustling present, Hang Ma Street captivates with its diverse offerings, vibrant celebrations, and an atmosphere that embodies the spirit of Vietnam's cultural heritage. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit this street during your Hanoi travel journey.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Street Murals

    Phung Hung Mural Street is a worthwhile attraction to add to your Hanoi travel plans. With magnificent displays of beautiful Hanoi street art, this attraction lets you appreciate culture in a way unlike any other. Here, you can grab some Instagram worthy photos with the street murals and take part in a variety of traditional activities in the heart of the capital.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Lisa 09 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
We were just two persons on the tour and Nhat adjusted the tour to all our wishes. He knows the city very well and we could see that he had a lot of experience with tourists. Nhat speaks English very well and had an answer to all our questions. I can 100% recommend to let him show you Hanoi!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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