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Address: 87 Ma May Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, 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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Just what you'd expect...old and interesting

This place is lovely. It is quite small (blink and you miss it) 19th century and made of wood. It is sparsely furnished, but with beautiful and interesting things. It has two... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Emma C
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is lovely. It is quite small (blink and you miss it) 19th century and made of wood. It is sparsely furnished, but with beautiful and interesting things. It has two floors, two terraces and two courtyards. It was nice just wondering around and not having to worry about crowds (I had the place to myself). It is open... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice house in the old quarter. Definitely worth a visit for a small fee (10,000 vnd) Hard to spot though.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an interesting attraction, but there's not much there. 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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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This house is located in the middle of a very busy street. It is not so big with two floors made of wood mostly. It is divided into different rooms such as living room, bed room, kitchen, worshipping room. From here, you can somehow know more about the daily life of Vietnamese people a century ago. it won’t take you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice old house in the old quarter and worth a visit if you have a spare half hour. It is small and doesn't have many rooms but it was quiet when we went. It is simply, but traditionally furnished and has some beautiful antiques. It is an interesting insight into how people used to live. There is... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located at the start of Ma May Street in the Old Quarter, this is a traditional Vietnamese house preserved in its original style complete with narrow front, antique furniture, tapestry etc. It is o two levels and gives a wondrful isight into how life was in th eold days.

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Warrenville, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This wasn't on any list of great attractions that I'd seen, but it was in my friend's tour book and the main thing we noticed about it was that it was only a few doors down from our hotel. Since we were right there anyway, it seemed reasonable to peek in and pay a very small entry fee to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We were in the area of 87 Ma May st so decided to visit this beautiful heritage house . It is a gorgeous little home left intact and just as is was a hundred years ago. Doesn't take long to see (15 mins) but worth the effort to find it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

If you want to see how were the Vietnamese traders houses 1-2 centuries ago, you need to visit this place.

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Thank HCAlfonzo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

As other posters have noted this may not be a place one would go very far out of the way for but if you happen to be in the "old quarter" it's worth a look.

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