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Ancient House

Address: 87 Ma May Street | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #35 of 90 Attractions in Hanoi
Type: Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: This house in the Old Quarter was restored in 1999, as an example of...
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Type: Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Seoul, South Korea
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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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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Been said by our guide about the Ancient House, it is very old but well-maintained. At the first step we though it was simple and not worth to enter but when coming in, there was a lot of for us to know about the history of the ancient house. Sometimes, it will not be interesting with other ones, but for... More 

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South Holland Province, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We discovered and save a lot experiences when traveled to Vietnam especially my parents who was very keen on something different. It was good to be in the modern capital where we can bring back a peaceful moment in noisy environment. High recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This house is on one of the hard to get to without getting killed by a moped streets, but very interesting to see how the old houses were. It only takes up about 15 minutes of your day so good if you are nearby and have spare time.

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Millicent, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Fabulous tropical setting, lovely swimming pool. Helpful staff. Rooms were quirky but lovely, all have balconies.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a typical house of how a rich person would have lived in Hanoi. There's some original features and furniture in the house. It's not a particularly big attraction and it's not expensive to get into but I think it was very interesting and well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Stop in and have a look if you are passing by or nearby. It's nice to see the old style of house, especially as most places are now concrete boxes.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The house was build at the end of the 19th century. Shopkeepers families lived there. In 1954 the government requisitioned the house and 5 families settled down until 1999.

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Ghaziabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This communal house on 42-44 Hang Bac Street was built by the street’s first inhabitants who had come from the village of Trau Khe (in Hai Duong province) and who were specialised in the smelting of silver ingots. Legend has it that in 1461, Emperor Le Thanh Tong allowed his minister Luu Xuan Tin, from the village of Trau Khe,... More 

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