Some places can be a contradiction in terms. Take Hampi for example. There are loads of tuk-tuks available to ferry people around and often they're painted with various signs. Like "Be Quiet in Hampi", and "Sound Horn" - sometimes on the same vehicle. Mmmmm....
My personal favourite example of 'being quiet' is the very loud call to prayer alarm that screams across the landscape in the pre-dawn. The other four daily calls are barely audible during the noise of a normal day!
That said, there is a quiet beauty about Hampi. The rocky background, the dust, the occasional green fields and the gentle flowing river all seem to work together in a harmonious landscape that offers much history, amazing scenery and the chance to chill out and relax.