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Reviewed 4 November 2018

This could be a great place to see but the tourism set-up is bad. Trying to rush lots of people through, someone gives a very quick, undefiled and sometimes hard-to-understand talk. Then they spend a longer time trying to sell you souvenirs.

Thank RyanLChicago
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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.

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.

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.

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!

Thank fluffymonkey
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