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“Heritage House”
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Ancient House
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US$38.00*
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Private Hanoi Sightseeing with Electric Car Tour...
Ranked #42 of 305 things to do in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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.
Reviewed August 12, 2015

At 87 Ma May Street there is an ancient house which it is quite intact with typical architecture of ancient merchant houses in Hanoi streets. Its not open at lunchtime but it well worth the visit because you can see and touch furniture, and other items and see the original pictures on the walls, while visiting areas for prayer and the semi-outdoor kitchen. While your in the area at 58 Ma May Street is the coffee shop Huong Mai café if your looking to buy the famous "cat coffee" Kopi Luwak actually its Vietnamese counterpart, the "weasel coffee" you can get it here. The flavors are rich and a true delight. At 47 Ma May Street you can find Bo nuong — barbecue beef, slivers of tender beef griddled in a pan in front of your eyes, then dipped in a tasty sauce and eaten with bread, chips or both. With veggies or greens on the side, of course.

Thank nglenjarman
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Reviewed August 11, 2015

This charming little house is tucked away in hectic and bustling Ma May street and is certainly worth the 50 cent entrance fee and a short visit. Quiet and tranquil. Empty the day I visited. Also take a look at the other Heritage sights in the brochure - the jewellery makers communal house is nearby, free and a lovely place too.

Thank HelenGDorset
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Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

This is the "Heritage House" listed in lonely planet and is a must visit. Really my favorite part of visiting the entire Old Quarter. Blink and you'll miss the place (and like everywhere else it's closed around lunchtime). It has been kept / recreated to represent a merchant's home. The furniture, pictures on the walls, area for prayer space, and the semi-outdoor kitchen really bring the place alive. Even better, you can actually touch some of the items (respectfully, of course - this is more to say they aren't all behind glass) as they are set out to their functional real location. The layout was as efficient as a modern townhouse but had the rare benefit of excellent air movement and 'outdoor' space. Really quite wonderful to visit, as I got a couple ideas on what I can do for my own place on return home. Hard to beat the time-honored style.

Thank Hatzlacha
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Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

This little gem is not always mentioned in guides, but certainly worthwhile to visit. Nicely renovated traditional house. Thanks,, Toulouse!

Thank Ajax1991
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Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful structure and a must to visit when in Hanoi, it is the same place as the advertised Ancient House at the same address.
I highly recommend it.

Thank Chris101111
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