Ancient House at 87 Ma May street, Old Quarter

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.

ancient house 87 ma may hanoi

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. On site is a small bookstore which has four walking tour leaflets for sale, which are well worth buying and following. Visit this ancient house on our half day city tour Hanoi.

Going there:
87 Ma May St, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Opening Hours: 08:30-12:00, 13:00-17:30