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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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87 Ma May Street | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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All reviewsma may streetold quartersmall entrance feevietnamese architecturevietnamese housetraditional hanoifor salestep back in timeworth a visitquick lookinteresting insightshort visitpeaceful placedaily lifeon displayinteresting placewalking tour
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

If you want to learn about Old Quarter - take a walking tour, or get a self-guide book and walk it. All over you will see a Vietnames flag showing the tourist attraction. Lovely example of an ancient house.

Thank ReneMacQ
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Well restored ancient house with informative panels. excellent museum shop with very tempting lacquer ware. Worth a visit at 10000 VND

Thank ElleM777
Reviewed January 22, 2018

A really interesting introduction to Hanoi's history and heritage. Displays and signage, excellent. Easy to read and English was good. Staff very helpful. The first time we went my camera battery failed and the spare was 'flat'. Went back the next day and staff remembered...More

Thank Viking22210
Reviewed January 18, 2018

The Ancient House provides a window into the life of family living and running a hoe-based business in ancient Hoian. The innovative construction on marble foundations provides the double protection from wood borers as well as floods which are a regular occurrence in this riverside...More

Thank travellerdbn
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

Really nicely restored old house , it’s nice to see what th old houses looked like . Entry as well is really cheap , if I remember correctly was about 10K each .

1  Thank Nick G
Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

I loved the ancient house, it showed how a wealthy family may have lived. The design was gorgeous for such a small area of land. Only cost 10,000 entry.

Thank Maree774
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Love this place! right on one of the main streets in old quarter - this little gem give a nice view of how Vietnamese life in the city was like long ago - the house is beautifully restored and is a classic shop house with...More

Thank elisait0
Reviewed November 29, 2017

I did the walking tour and the guide showed me this ancient house. This has been still well preserved in its original form from at the end of 19th century. The architecture of this house is very typical in Hanoi that locals call "tube house"....More

1  Thank miltonbaledias
Reviewed November 27, 2017

Interesting restored building to demonstrate how Hanoi traders worked (at the front of the building) and lived at the back. I 'd suggest that you visit with someone who can explain to you why it is laid out the way it is. Note that you...More

1  Thank EpsomJaunt
Reviewed November 25, 2017

The ancient house is a nicely preserved and appointed old period Hanoi house, complete with period furnishings. Gives a glimpse into the lifestyle and living in old time Hanoi.

Thank David B L
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Alex S
February 21, 2017|
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Response from jeff1955malaysia | Reviewed this property |
i am not too sure as i did not take notice but i believe it should be from 8am to 5pm.