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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We purchased 6 tickets for entry to houses. There are different sites to choose from. Out of all of them, this one is a must.

Upon entry we elected to have a host tell us about the history of the house. The host explained that the house foundation is marble and when the typhoon comes, they push the furnishings of the first floor up through a trap door to the second and live on the second floor until the flood waters disburse.

They have quite a lot of items for sale which I thought took away from the experience for customers. I would have preferred to see the house with only their belongings rather than it commercialised.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 810nataliet
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

The parts of this house the have been preserved are very impressive but once the entrance hall and large gift shop at the rear are taken off, there isn’t a great de to see. There are much better uses of the the Old Town ‘visiting coupons’ than this.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TheOExpress
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

The survival of these old structures are quite amazing, built with weather changes in mind, very interesting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sal C
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

This really is a very special house that was once owned by a well known Vietnamese merchant family. Have one of your Old Town heritage tickets handy, you'll not get in without one although it looked like you could pay with cash as an alternative.
Its been very well preserved despite the flooding over the years. You can see how high the water has reached by the marks at the back of the house on the wall - scary!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

The house was rebuilt in the 18th century. It is built over 2 floors and 2 inter connecting houses. The architecture is split between Chinese And Japanese wood. This was a merchant's house and the ground floor was for stock that was to be sold immediately while the second floor was for stock that was to be unsold later. There are antiques in the house for viewing. The second floor is closed off to the public. Also there is a gift shop in the house.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rodman100
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