Chủ Nhật, 1 tháng 12, 2013

Ancient House In Hanoi

Ma May ancient house in Hanoi

1. Ma May ancient house - the corner of old time in Hanoi

Located modest new buildings painted with flashy billboards, flashy, the house at 87 Ma May Street old beauty, simple like brushstrokes common in competition “City Mission”. This is one of the few remaining old houses.

Ma May Street located north of Hoan Kiem lake along the banks of the Red River, between May and Item Silver (ancient or sell gold code). Where “on the boat dock under” crowded trade, perhaps so that the house at 87 Ma May bold architectural of the Kinh States. Designed tubular, roof tiles, narrow width, has more class separation. Is outside the store, instead of wood-frame wall system with handy sliding doors. Inside a rooftop sun for a light, or rain water to water. Behind two home goods space and as a place to cook.

Ancient Houses In Hanoi

The house at 87 Ma May was identified to be about 110 years old. Originally, Ma May Street consisted of two shorter streets: the first section was Hang May street, where goods made from rattan were marketed, and the second one constituted a part of Hang Ma Street with things for sacrifices made from paper. In this street there were numerous businessmen, both domestic and foreign. In 1954, five Chinese families came and installed themselves in this house. That is why the house was strongly deformed, and the traditional architecture was damaged

The house at 87 Ma May is a place to present the typical architecture of Hanoi’s ancient houses. The ancient houses have generally a small, pretty form and appearance like the Vietnamese people themselves. Following the former feudal ideology, houses were not allowed to be higher than the shoulders of the King’s palanquin, because when the King was in his palanquin, nobody was allowed to see the face of His Excellency.

2. Ma May ancient house where preserve the typical characteristics of ancient Hanoi

The ancient houses had a tube - like shape. Their width is usually narrow, sometimes only of 2m, while their length can amount up to 60 - 70m. Under such circumstances, to get enough light and fresh air, there is always a yard between houses. The principal construction material used is wood. However, during 100 recent years, people began to use bricks and traditional mortar made from honey and leaves to build walls or stick tiles on slope roofs. The window bars, doors and roof rafters are all decorated with dragon - or phoenix - shaped vignettes, and other designs. 

Ancient Houses In Hanoi

The house at 87 Ma May Street was built in the late nineteenth century, in 1954 a merchant selling herbs buy over and over again to change the other. By 1999 the house was restored and certified national historic monument in 2004. Currently, it became interesting tourist destination between the old town to the people throughout the country and international friends. In addition to cultural activities such as singing in the evening’s categories of teachers wards Thang Long Ca Tru, it also showcases multifaceted and promote our country’s traditional crafts such as: silver encrusted, paper paintings Wind, lacquer, Dong Ho painting village or national instrument of the commune.

It is a place preserving the marks of passing time since the days
 of old Hanoi.

Ma May Street has the largest number of ancient houses, which were
“tube houses” with a narrow front and long house with an open air
 space in the centre to help circulation.

Time seems to stop here amidst the overwhelming modern life
 of the city

The unique features of the ancient house remain undamaged
 even after all the ups and downs of history.

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