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Address: 87 Ma May Street | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Heritage House

At 87 Ma May Street there is an ancient house which it is quite intact with typical architecture of ancient merchant houses in Hanoi streets. Its not open at lunchtime but it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

You should take a few moments while in Hanoi Old Quarter to explore this old style home. It is fully furnished and beautifully set our and furnished. You can climb the stairs to examine the bedrooms, look down into the courtyard and imagine yourself living hear a century ago.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

At 87 Ma May Street there is an ancient house which it is quite intact with typical architecture of ancient merchant houses in Hanoi streets. Its not open at lunchtime but it well worth the visit because you can see and touch furniture, and other items and see the original pictures on the walls, while visiting areas for prayer and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is the "Heritage House" listed in lonely planet and is a must visit. Really my favorite part of visiting the entire Old Quarter. Blink and you'll miss the place (and like everywhere else it's closed around lunchtime). It has been kept / recreated to represent a merchant's home. The furniture, pictures on the walls, area for prayer space, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a superb ancient structure, but it is the same as Ma May house, 87 Ma May Street. I visited here nine years ago but I still enjoyed another walk through. I would highly recommend it to visit.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This house in the Old Quarter is fully furnished and beautifully set out and furnished, giving visitors a clear idea of life inside Merchant House. The tiny courtyards were lovely and all area were very well kept.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This one near ATT Asia Travel and they showed us ancient house. Closed space of hanoian family which have many rooms and private space for each member. This is the oldest house in Hanoi.

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Austin, TX
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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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