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Ancient House at 87 Ma May St

Dating back to the 19th century, this very special house is a stunning example of the type of architecture that prevailed throughout Hanoi before the concrete egg-carton style took over.

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If you plan on visiting Hoi An, or have already done so, you'll recognise this as a trader house in very much the same style of building you'll find in the historic quarter of that well-preserved city. This is one of the few intact remains of an old-style home open to the public in Hanoi.

Initially the house had only one family in residence, but from 1954 to 1999 five families lived in the house. Renovated in 1999, it's still an excellent glimpse into Hanoi's rapidly vanishing architectural heritage, although is mostly given over to displays of souvenirs.

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Last updated on 29th January, 2015.

Ancient House at 87 Ma May St
87 Ma May St, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

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