This old wooden house was located just down the road from where I was staying in the Old Quarter, to the north of Hoan Kiem Lake and also, simply, goes by the name of Ancient House. Dating back to the end of the 19th century, this very special house is a stunning example of the type of architecture that once prevailed throughout Hanoi but it's the only one that remains in Hanoi today. Initially the house had only one family in residence, but from 1954 to 1999 five families lived here before it was turned into a museum.
Admission: 5,000 VND.
This is a beautifully restored merchants house in the Old Quarter. It offers a rare opportunity to see what lies behind the shopfronts, and how merchants and their families actually lived. I was intrigued by the concrete squat toilet and concrete water tank. I was also amazed at how much light and air came into such a seemingly small space. It's well worth keeping an eye out for this place in your wanders through the old quarter.
Open daily 9am-11am & 2pm-5pm
Is a renovated traditional chinese house.. It's very beautiful and gives you an idea of how people lived in the past. There are better ones in Hoi An but as i've heard this is the only one in Hanoi so if you aren't going to check out Hoi An then you really should check this one out