Binh Thuy Ancient House is a national relic located in Can Tho, Vietnam. It was built in 1870 by the Duong family, a wealthy merchant who loved Western culture and architecture. The house has a unique combination of French and Vietnamese styles, with ornate tiles, wood carvings and antique furniture. The house also has a large garden with many flowers and bonsai trees.
Binh Thuy Ancient House is open to visitors from 8AM to 12AM and from 2PM to 6PM every day.
Binh Thuy Ancient House’s entrance fee is 15,000 VND per person.
You can also book a guided tour to learn more about the history and culture of the house and the region. The house was featured in the film adaptation of The Lover by Jean-Jacques Annaud in 1992.
To get to Binh Thuy Ancient House, you can take a taxi or a bus from the city center of Can Tho. The address is 144 Bui Huu Nghia Street, Binh Thuy District. It takes about 15 minutes by car or 30 minutes by bus.
Some tips for visiting Binh Thuy Ancient House are:
- Dress modestly and respectfully, as the house is a cultural heritage site.
- Do not touch or move any objects or furniture in the house, as they are valuable and fragile.
- Do not litter or smoke in the house or the garden, as they are well-maintained and clean.
- Enjoy the peaceful and nostalgic atmosphere of the house and take some photos for your memories.
Some of the highlights of Binh Thuy Ancient House are:
- The facade of the house, which has a symmetrical design and windows with flower decorations.
- The front house, which is used for reception and has a European style with chandeliers, mirrors and paintings.
- The middle house, which is used for worship and has a Vietnamese style with altars, statues and lanterns.
- The back house, which is used for living and has a cozy and simple style with beds, tables and chairs.
- The garden, which has a variety of plants, flowers and bonsai trees that create a beautiful and serene scenery.