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Ancient House

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Address: 87 Ma May Street | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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This house in the Old Quarter was restored in 1999, as an example of an...

This house in the Old Quarter was restored in 1999, as an example of an ancient Hanoian home. It represents the architecture of the Old Quarter, and is decorated to reflect ancient houses of Hanoi.

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Insight into a 19th Century family home

This street was once located on the bank of the Red River and was a commercial harbor specializing in rattan and bamboo products. Shopkeeper families lived here until 1945. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This street was once located on the bank of the Red River and was a commercial harbor specializing in rattan and bamboo products. Shopkeeper families lived here until 1945. The house is typical of the tube house style in the Old Quarter. The shop was located on the first floor with the living quarters, courtyard and ancestors' altar on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gentle walk round the house with a knowledgable guide to explain the artefacts made it a good break from the heat

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you can spare a few minutes when around, pass by to view this house that was build over 100 years ago.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed looking round this ancient house in the middle of Hanoi's Old Quarter. It is a well-preserved wooden house, including the 'kitchen', harking back to a bygone lifestyle a million miles away from modern, developed Vietnam. A little oasis of peace in bustling Hanoi.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place provides a glimpse into the material culture of Hanoi of the 19th century and probably somewhat older times. The place is well-maintained and was evidently not the house of poor people. Some good souvenirs on sale, above the average kitsch. Worthwhile the short stop and supporting this institution.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its basically a kind of market area where you can buy lots of things made by bamboo. Entaranc fee is very reasonable.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Not a whole lot to see here. It provides a quick glimpse of what a nice century-old Hanoi home would look like. My favorite part was the kitchen and seeing how everything was cooked over an open fire. But aside from that, there isn't much to see. We were in and out in about 10 minutes. It's was only about... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

If you are in the area or passing by, then go inside. Not much to see. Some stuff to purchase and a just a little history. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

A bit below expectation although entrance fee was reasonable. In the middle ground floor room someone wearing dark silk pants was lying on a bench with the face covered with a fan and the lights were off. I told my Husband it was a wax figure LOL. Knew it wasn't when the figure wriggled the toes. Expected to see more... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Originally, the Red River bordered this area creating a busy commercial harbor which supplied the shopkeepers with rattan and bamboo for various products.Its architecture is typical of the Old Quarter: A narrow facade with the shop in front, then came a courtyard for light and ventilation, followed by the family's living space. The second floor contains the Ancestor's altar, and... More 

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