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Ancient House

87 Ma May Street | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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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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  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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87 Ma May Street | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 15 July 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...More

Thank jennifer G
Reviewed 14 July 2016

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

Thank HCAlfonzo
Reviewed 11 July 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.

Thank Cockerdog
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Passed by the Ancient House while wandering the Old Quarters. For a small entrance fee, see the architecture and lifestyle of some of the 19th century Vietnamese. The house isn't very big so you'll definitely finish in less than an hour. Worth seeing if you...More

Thank Zachary W
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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We just finished touring the Ancient House. I would agree with most of the other reviewers. This is a nice stop, but not too involved or informative. I thought it was worth the small time and monetary investment.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 19 June 2016

20,000 vnd to briefly see some culture, worth a few moments of your day. Some good photos to take too.

Thank travelchap101
Reviewed 13 June 2016

I went here last night and was not dissapointed. The house was painted with typical yellow color (guess the old people love yellow). All furniture and decor items are old but beautiful. The yard provided natural light and cool winds. Some young people prepared a...More

Thank Friedemann A
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

This is a quick stop, but really shouldn't be missed if you're in the area. To see the whole house takes only 15-20 minutes, be sure to go upstairs as well. It's been beautifully restored with some very interesting antiques on display. Although there's no...More

Thank 566melanie
Reviewed 26 May 2016

In times gone by, Ma May Street was actually two separate streets located on the banks of the Red River, which would have been a bustling commercial harbour. But by the time the Traditional House (it is not really "ancient" as the review name would...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 16 May 2016

The building was nicely restored, however, not much information on the history of the building, architecture, etc etc. And the staff didn't provide much information. It would be great if information are provided on the type of construction, design influence, etc etc for visitors to...More

Thank HuckLoke
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Alex S
anybody know the openiong hours for Ancient house ?
21 February 2017|
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Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
The brochure from this traditional house states that it is open every day between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM.