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Ancient House

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Address: 87 Ma May Street | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 100000, 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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"Very nice"

Its basically a kind of market area where you can buy lots of things made by bamboo. Entaranc fee is very reasonable.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 December 2016
Samit R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Its basically a kind of market area where you can buy lots of things made by bamboo. Entaranc fee is very reasonable.

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Seattle
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Not a whole lot to see here. It provides a quick glimpse of what a nice century-old Hanoi home would look like. My favorite part was the kitchen and seeing how everything was cooked over an open fire. But aside from that, there isn't much to see. We were in and out in about 10 minutes. It's was only about... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

If you are in the area or passing by, then go inside. Not much to see. Some stuff to purchase and a just a little history. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

A bit below expectation although entrance fee was reasonable. In the middle ground floor room someone wearing dark silk pants was lying on a bench with the face covered with a fan and the lights were off. I told my Husband it was a wax figure LOL. Knew it wasn't when the figure wriggled the toes. Expected to see more... More 

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Melrose, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Originally, the Red River bordered this area creating a busy commercial harbor which supplied the shopkeepers with rattan and bamboo for various products.Its architecture is typical of the Old Quarter: A narrow facade with the shop in front, then came a courtyard for light and ventilation, followed by the family's living space. The second floor contains the Ancestor's altar, and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The house costs 10000 dong per adult for entry. The house gives you a perspective of how previous generations of hanoi families lived and worked in these houses. The house has different areas for the shop, bedrooms, kitchen, courtyards and bathroom. The courtyards are open to the weather and you move through the house from indoor area to the outdoor... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We came across the house by accident and wandered inside out of the hot sun for a look. Inside is a treasure trove of interesting domestic articles and upstairs was a beautiful view back down through the kitchen courtyard which was full of golden light at the time. We stayed for about half an hour before moving back out into... More 

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Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Really nice place to go, but 20 minutes is enough to visit. There is nothing special, just a really nice historic house.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Entrance fee 10k. It is a small house with a little shop inside, but the rest of the house is decorated as it was back then. You get a good picture of how they lived.

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Went to this place and paid the 10,000 dong in. It is ment to be an ancient house but the first thing you are greeted with is Vietnamese bowl and souvenirs to buy. The house is quite small and not much to see. I would not go out of my way to visit this place but if you were passing... More 

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