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Ancient House

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Address: 87 Ma May Street | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Name/address in local language
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

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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Interesting house

Worth a visit to see how rich people lived in Hanoi in the past. Solid old furniture and interesting architecture.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 March 2016
Michelle P
Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

This is a small house in the middle of a commercial street, however it is only 30,000 dong to visit and it is very interesting. Definitely worth a short visit

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

This house on Ma May street has been very well preserved and is a good example of how the wealthy lived. It is a very peaceful place. One needs a guide in order to understand how different the way of life was for this class. Lovely handcrafts are for sale.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Lovely to step back in time walking around this house. Get a guide so you understand what it's all about.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Worth a visit to see how rich people lived in Hanoi in the past. Solid old furniture and interesting architecture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Very similar in design to the shophouses in Malaysia and Singapore - but well preserved and presented. A small entrance fee and there is a nice shop in the front downstairs room selling local handicrafts - especially lacquer ware. You are free to roam the house which is well fitted out with period furniture. Quite restful inside, even in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Allow a minimum of 20 minutes to see this place - it is very interesting as it is the only old house of its type in the City. We made our arrangements with Hanoi Transfer Service on our private one day tour.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

This is a tube house that has been restored and opened to the public. It was once the home of a wealthy Chinese family and provides an insight into the lives of the merchants who lived here centuries ago. Inexpensive entrance fee this is an interesting and worthwhile place to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

A fascinating view into how people lived in 19th century Hanoi.Also known as a "tunnel house", this is a very nicely renovated example of how families lived in old HaNoi.

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Heerlen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

The house looks small from outside but it actually open up when we went inside. If you love to see the treasure of the past. or keen on seeing some ancient Asian architecture. that’s the place! One more big plus is the area where have a lot of restaurants and bars."

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Small charge to enter but lots of information provided in English, quite small so don't need much time to see it, well worth the time though

Thank Malcolm G

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