Timings : Monday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PMFriday - Sunday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Time Required : 1 - 2 hours
Entry Fee : VND 10,000
The Ancient House in Hanoi, also known as Heritage House is located in the Old Quarter of Hanoi and is a sneak peek into traditional living styles of the Vietnamese. The attraction is especially for the history and architecture lovers. The heritage house consists of a living room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, balcony and a courtyard. Today, it's become more of a souvenir shop than a museum where visitors can buy traditional Vietnamese decoration items.
Built in the 20th century, Ancient House is a typical example of Hanoian architecture. This mesmerizing and quaint one-storey house is perfect to get a glimpse into the traditional lifestyle and architecture that prevailed in Hanoi at least a century ago.
The ground floor is divided into two blocks, with a square yard connecting the two. The yard, at the centre, was built for cross ventilation of air through which cool winds and soothing sun rays would seep in, making the whole house bright and cool.
The room on the ground floor faces the street and was used as a small shop for selling goods. A kitchen and bathroom are also located on the ground floor, a feature of traditional Hanoian architecture.
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