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Hanoi Ancient House, Hanoi

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#7 of 39 in Museums in Hanoi
Get to know how 19th-century Hanoians lived at Hanoi Ancient House, located in the city's historic old quarter. The restored house represents typical Hanoian architecture of the period: long and narrow, with a square garden connecting its two sections and a small balcony on the first floor. Note the house's typical yellow shade, and the unique design that maximizes light. Take a turn around the interior to see the well-preserved old furniture and decor. You can also buy some traditional Vietnamese decorations and souvenirs in the onsite shop. To visit Hanoi Ancient House on your holiday in Hanoi, and find out what else Hanoi has to offer, use our Hanoi travel route planner .
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  • At the heart of the old quarter of Hanoi a traditional House of the 19th century to visit. Period furniture, fine restoration and charming home.
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  • House completely restored precolonial has must-see (if possible with a guide who will explain the why and how) that will allow you to better understand life in the Viet Nam.
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  • 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.  more »
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  • Charming, calming and uncluttered C19th merchant's house with sweet balconies and a pleasant central courtyard airily open to the skies. Sympathetically restored and presented, it feels more gently restrained than many other old Vietnamese old houses I've seen, with some excellent ceramics and laquerware on display -- and no pressure to buy.
  • Just an ancient tipical vietnamese house. It's nice but not much to see.
  • It's an interesting attraction, but there's not much there. That said, admission isn't exactly expensive. If you're interested in this part of Vietnamese history or simply just older architecture, it's worth a visit. I quite enjoyed it.
  • Interesting how things were set up in a house of a wealthy merchant. Best to come with a local guide to explain things to you.
  • Interesting, lovely architecture. Good to visit after the museums.

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