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Time Required : 1 - 2 hours

Entry Fee : VND 10,000

Timings : Monday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday - Sunday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Ancient House, Hanoi Overview

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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The first floor of the Ancient House has a small balcony beautifully decorated with green plant and flower pots. There is also a living room here for the purpose of praying and attending guests. A bedroom is linked to the balcony providing views of the bustling street. All the walls of the house are painted yellow, a favourite amongst people of Hanoi. This house is still adorned with ancient yet splendid furniture and other decorative items like photo frames and showpieces. You can also purchase some traditional Vietnamese products as souvenirs to take back home or as gifts for your loved ones. This beautiful and modest home is a true representative of a quintessential Hanoian house.

How To Reach Ancient House

Ancient House is situated at 87 Ma May Street which a well-known street in Hanoi Old Quarter. Ancient House is located at a 10 minutes distance from Hoan Kiem Lake and can be travelled to easily from any part of Hanoi by hiring a car or a taxi.

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