Huynh Thuy Le Ancient House, Sa Dec

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Step back into the history and visit Huynh Thuy Le Ancient House, a site in the very city center that still preserves the style of the period it was made in, and showcases the way of life, tradition, and customs of the Vietnamese people in the beginning of the 20th century. Take a walk through the rooms, and see their authentic look and setting, as well as the numerous preserved artifacts from the period. There’s also an option for an overnight stay on site. To visit Huynh Thuy Le Ancient House and other attractions in Sa Dec, use our Sa Dec trip planner .
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  • This is an old Vietnamese house with a combination of French and Vietnamese architecture. There is amazing wood work inside as well as furniture. It is associated with the love story between Margurite...  more »
  • Beautiful building where the reception in french is perfect, decorated with a ginger tea. Romantic visit to best understand this episode in the life of Duras.
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  • It's an old Vietnamese house with a faint echo of what it once was, but we saw much better examples of well preserved old houses during our trip round Vietnam. It's small - just the entrance room and ...  more »
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  • This old house is very famous for not only its architecture combined between Oriental and Western features but also its relation to the true love story between the French young lady who later became the writer Marguerite Duras and the Vietnamese young man who was the house owner named Huynh Thuỷ Le. The sad love story was told by Marguerite Duras in her novel L’Amant which won the Goncourt prize in 1984 and was made the famous movie L’Amant by director Jean-Jacques Annaud in 1986.
  • HUYNH THUY LE ANCIENT HOUSE is one of many places of interest to be found in the town of Sa Dec famous also for its flower farms. House is a remarkable collection of traditional Vietnam artifacts especially woodcarving. It also has ancient European floor tiles. There is a small cafe on the terrace where visitor can enjoy some local food and drinks. I recommend to take a local tour guide which are very helpful.
  • A nice historic architecture without proper conservation This historic architecture is well blended in western exterior with oriental interior. It recalled to the past colonial era, the life of Marguerite Duras a famous French novelist and the French film “L’amant” main context and studio. However the attraction is being seriously degraded and without proper conservation despite being recognized as National relic. I hope that local authority and the management unit of this attraction have to act immediately to conserve this work. Nice place to visit in Sa Dec city.
  • not really a museum but quite informative. Interesting to mostly French community for the famous novel "L'amant" this was the real home of the main character.
  • The story behind this house has to do with a nearly 30 year old man seducing a 15 year old girl. How is this a love story and not a pedophile crime story??

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