Hanoi City preserved Ancient Ma May House and made it an attraction to tourists . This place is a highlight to visit, exhibit and provide information about Hanoi history. This is one of the cultural addresses of tours around Hanoi that tourists can hardly ignore when they come to Hanoi Old Quarter as well as join in a Hanoi One Day Tour.
The house has changed owners many times. In 1945, a merchant who sold traditional medicine bought the house. From 1954 to 1999, there were 5 families living here.
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Ma May House history to know
The house was restored from the end of 1998 and completed on October 27, 1999 in the framework of cooperation between Hanoi City and Toulouse City (France). They keep intact all structures of architecture, construction materials and living things. On February 16, 2004, the Ministry of Culture and Information (now the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) signed a decision to recognize 87 Ma May as a National Heritage.
Tripadvisor regarded Ma May Ancient House as a must-try destination in Vietnam.
Currently, Ma May House becomes an information and propaganda site to introduce people and visitors about the Vietnamese ancient house. Tourists coming to visit the house will get a better understanding of Hanoi old people life. This is also the place to introduce and suggest people of ancient architecture of Hanoi.
Ancient House architechture – tours around Hanoi
The house of 87 Ma May is one of 14 old houses in Hanoi built around the end of the nineteenth century. The total area of the house is 157.6m2, built perpendicular to the street, the length of the land is 28m, the width of the facade is 5m and the width of the rear face is 6m.
The house is typical of Hanoi’s ancient houses, ie in the form of tubular, multi-use. The house is narrow in width but very deep. The inner courtyard seperate the house into blocks. The outer layer is a shop, not a wall, but opens to the street to display goods. Inside there is a loose yard. Next is the backroom, warehouse and kitchen.
The second floor is the church space and the bedroom. In the middle of the classrooms, there is a courtyard with a landscape to create an environmental landscape, a feeling of closeness to nature.
You shouldn’t miss the chance to learn about the living space and the typical architecture here.
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Time and price ticket for visitors in tours around Hanoi
Ordinary days, the old house 87 Ma May is open from 8 am – 20 pm to welcome visitors. However, the closing time is later on festival days when people organize events.
Fares to visit the ancient house of 87 Ma May are only 5,000 VND – 10,000 VND / time. Guests can enjoy watching, visiting and taking photos. Understanding the cultural beauty of ancient Hanoi also gives me interesting experiences.