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Address: 87 Ma May Street | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: 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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we stayed at Art Trendy (see separate excellent review) in the Old Quarter so it was an easy stroll to the oldest temple and the oldest house. the house is very interesting and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

we stayed at Art Trendy (see separate excellent review) in the Old Quarter so it was an easy stroll to the oldest temple and the oldest house. the house is very interesting and i enjoyed the 10-15 minute visit. i would recommend if you are nearby and have extra time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

If you find it it will please your eyes and aesthetic sense after being assaulted by traffic and noise.

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Deventer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

how Hanoi was almost everywhere, years ago. Nice to feel the peace and quietness of historic Hanoi. In Hoi An more houses as this

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Newmarket
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great little place, a restored traditional house with much historical interest. Also known as the memorial or the legacy house museum. Well worth the modest entry charge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Dating back to the 19th century, this very special house is a stunning example of the type of architecture that prevailed throughout Hanoi before the concrete egg-carton style took over. If you plan on visiting Hoi An, or have already done so, you'll recognise this as a trader house in very much the same style of building you'll find in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Take a few moments while in Hanoi to explore this old style home. You can climb the stairs to examine the bedrooms, look down into the courtyard, imagine yourself living here a century ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

located on Ma May street, the ancient house stands out with its vietnamese traditional architecture. getting inside, i feel like i'm living in the past. quiet atmosphere, old preserved furniture and a typical arrangement are really struck my eyes

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

That said, admission isn't exactly expensive. If you're interested in this part of Vietnamese history or simply just older architecture, it's worth a visit. I quite enjoyed it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This house turned museum is located in the old quarter, and an amazing oasis of calm compared to the frenzy of the street. Entrance was just 10000 dong, so won't break the bank. It was built at the end of the 19th century for shopkeepers. You get a good feel of how they would have lived, with various pieces of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

It has some similar with the old house in Hoian about the architecture. The most impressive thing in the old house I think is very warm in winter and very cool in summer (as the tour guide said) We got a useful history of it by the tour guide and appreciated with. A nice place to see.

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