A recent addition to the streets of the Old Quarter are electric cars that are designed to run tourists along the narrow streets and round neighbouring Hoan Kiem Lake. You can hop on board in front of Dong Xuan Market or hire one for a group opposite the Water Puppet theatre on the northeast corner of Hoan Kiem Lake. While these vehicles themselves are quiet and eco-friendly, and the thirty-minute ride is a fascinating introduction to the Old Quarter, their drivers still hit the horn in a typically relentless Hanoi way.

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