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Hanoi Ancient House
Hanoi Ancient House

Hanoi Ancient House

87 Ma May Street, Hanoi, Hanoi

The Basics

Typical of the traditional architecture of the time in the Old Quarter, the Ancient House is what’s known as a “tube-house,” with a narrow facade and a series of buildings and courtyards. There are two stories: The ground floor features a street-front room, which was used for selling goods, as well as the kitchen and bathroom, while the living quarters were located on the upper floor, which also has a balcony. Don’t miss the antique furnishings, artifacts, and photographs throughout the house.

Explore independently or as part of a guided tour and take in other area highlights, including Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, and the Museum of History.

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Hanoi Old Quarter Walking Tour Guide (half day)
Hanoi Old Quarter Walking Tour Guide (half day)
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • There is an admission fee to enter the Ancient House.

  • Be careful of the high steps between rooms.

  • Expect to spend less than 30 minutes here.

  • The on-site gift shop sells maps, crafts, trinkets, and artwork.

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How to Get There

The Ancient House is located in the Hanoi Old Quarter, about a 10-minute walk from Hoan Kiem Lake. Taxis are an easy way to get there for those coming from farther afield.

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When to Get There

The Ancient House is open daily, with a break for lunch. At night, it often becomes a venue for ca tru song and other performances by students from local schools. The house also hosts a number of folk performances during the Mid Autumn Festival.

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Nearby Attractions

There are a number of popular attractions near the Ancient House. Don’t miss Hoan Kiem Lake, where you can find Ngoc Son Temple and Turtle Tower. Also nearby are Bach Ma Temple and Dong Xuan Market.

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