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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. Put Hanoi Ancient House into our Hanoi trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 8, 2017
    We were walking back to our hotel after lunch and noticed Hanoi Ancient House. We popped in to have a look at the entrance fee was so cheap we decided to do a full tour of the house. It was very inter...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    The House is very well reconstructed and restored. A young smiling woman us to received from the purchase of admission tickets for a guided visit. The explanations are clear and well explain the way of life in this House. I highly recommend, if only for the effort provided by the very friendly staff to discover a local habitat and traditions. The team refused, even, that we leave a tip, a first since our arrival!
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  • August 2, 2017
    this is a fascinating little museum that really does bring Hanoi in its yesteryear to life. Exceptionally cheap entrance fees and beautifully restored.  more »
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  • March 7, 2017
    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.
  • March 25, 2017
    Just an ancient tipical vietnamese house. It's nice but not much to see.
  • July 10, 2016
    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.
  • October 15, 2016
    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.
  • December 24, 2016
    Interesting, lovely architecture. Good to visit after the museums.

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