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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.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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87 Ma May Street | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday

The Ancient House, also referred to in tourist literature as The Traditional House, could easily be missed but was well worth a visit. It was an excellent example of historical architecture in the Old Quarter of Hanoi and what changes were made to the structure...More

Thank eelSeattle
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you're into old architecture and history, pay a visit to this site along Ma May street at Old Qtr. It showcases how the old houses looked like during the old days.

1  Thank JtagTripAd
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was first confused when I arrived at the entrance of Hanoi Ancient house. It looks like a cafe from the outside. It was nice to see the layout of the ancient house and the antiques and old furniture. The entire house has two levels...More

Thank travelwithting
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the opportunity to wander inside this house, like a little piece of the past. Well presented and well restored. Give a real feel of what it must have been like.

Thank Shaz1000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cheap (10k vnd) little historical house gives a nice respite from the chaos of the streets and a lovely view into the structure of living in earlier times.

Thank lovelefox
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Should not be on top of the list to visit. But not bad if you are around and have nothing else to do. They close at 5 pm so take a note of this as their website has a closing time of 6 pm. We...More

Thank TraavelGeek
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Ancient house is not that really much to see. I took a look around and about all there was a few ancient relics.

Thank peter m
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

It is a restored local traditional house. You get a pamphlet but could have done with a better explanation. However it's worth a 10 minute stop if you happen to be relatively close. There is another similar property in a nearby street which is tea...More

Thank andrew-jerusalem
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Was taken here by my guide. I have seen similar styles of architecture in Malacca Malaysia. Worth a visit and the entry fee is very small.

Thank john59perth
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We visited this house on Sunday. The house has been preserved in its original form and gives a good insight into how people lived with different generations of the same family living under the same roof. We were shown around the house by a volunteer...More

Thank MPB1977
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Alex S
21 February 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.