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Ancient pieces of furniture are still much sought after for home decoration in Hanoi.

Preserving Hue's symbolic wooden houses

Wooden houses are the fine ancient buildings that form the typical architecture and are a key part of the historical and cultural heritage of the former royal capital city of Hue. 

Ancient houses in Quang Tri imbued with typical characteristics of Vietnamese countryside

Ancient houses in Hoi Ky village still maintains many unique values and characteristics of Vietnamese villages, showing the architectural talent of people in the old times.

The distinctive architecture of earthen houses in Lang Son

For generations, ethnic communities in the northern province of Lang Son like Tay, Nung, Dao or San Chi have taken shelter in trinh tuong (earthen) houses.

Unique “trinh tuong” houses of Tay and Nung people

The northern border province of Lang Son is the home to 7 ethnic groups, which has long been famous for traditional houses called “trinh tuong” of the Tay and Nung people.

Unique ancient houses in Red River Delta

Traditional houses with five compartments are part of the unique architecture found in the Red River Delta and bear features from both history and folklore.

Under impact of pandemic, ancient houses in Hoi An offered for sale

Affected by the four Covid-19 outbreaks, many ancient houses that are priced millions of USD in the ancient town of Hoi An, Quang Nam province, are offered for rent or sale.

Secrets about made-of-clay houses in Lang Son

Po Kit village in Khuat Xa communes in Loc Binh district in the northern mountainous province of Lang Son with 53 households has preserved 29 original trinh tuong houses. 


The 4000m2 villa of the Lang Son governor

The mansion of Lang Son Province's former Governor Vi Van Dinh covers more than 4,000 square meters, but now only ruins remain.

The old French colonial house of a wealthy family in Lang Son

The house was built in the 30s of the last century, designed by a French architect with a fireplace and a chimney.



Vietnam’s unusual and special products

Many special products, including flora and fauna, in Vietnam often surprise foreign visitors. Here are a few:

Hanoi: The 300-year-old house built in one night

Son Dong village in Hoai Duc district, Hanoi is famous for making statues and worshiping objects. This land is also known for an old house that was built within one night.

The ancient house with gilded treasures in Hanoi

There is a house over 100 years old in Truong Yen in Hanoi’s suburban district of Chuong My that has a unique gold-plated Thieu Chau (a kind of wood-made, gate-shaped item to decorate altars) 

Ancient Ruong house needs urgent protection

Various measures have been undertaken to preserve and protect ancient Ruong garden houses in central Thua Thien Hue province.


Ancient houses on Ly Son Island

More than 20 ancient wooden houses aged between 150-200 years still remain intact architecturally on Ly Son Island. These are miniature museums, serving as “live witnesses” of Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos.

Ancient houses battle urbanisation wave

 VietNamNet Bridge – Houses built three centuries ago in Da Nang still provide shelter for their creators' descendants, but renovation is costly and their numbers are dwindling as city development closes in.

Gentle beauty of Hoi An

VietNamNet Bridge – Sparse rain in Hoi An in the central coast province of Quang Nam in the afternoon in January gives the ancient town a gentle and quaint beauty. 

Can historic Hoi An thrive in the 21st century?

 VietNamNet Bridge – Hoi An has over 1,000 ancient houses, of which 107 are in need of urgent repair while 55 are seriously dilapidated.