Binh Thuy ancient house
Binh Thuy ancient house is situated on Bui Huu Nghia Street, Binh Thuy District, Can Tho city. The house features the French architectural style with five compartments and two roofs. Binh Thuy ancient house was constructed in 1870 by the Duong family. With its French architecture pattern, the house’s floor is one meters higher than the yard ground. The house is characterized with four bow-shaped stairways, which connect the house with its spacious yard. The high ceiling is decorated with different patterns; there are doors and windows of different size to make the house more spacious and comfortable.
All the black-white marbles for floor coverage and the iron fence surround the house are imported from France.
In the 8.000 square meters of its total area, the garden takes up an area of 6.000 square meters, making the site fresher and greener. Visitors can enjoy the fresh atmosphere around the house campus.
Especially, the house contains a large number of valuable “antiques” which have been preserved until now. They include two set of furniture (tables and chairs) originated from Van Nam, China, a set of salon table originated from the era off Louis 15th, etc.
Binh Thuy ancient house has been in use for more than a century; despite harsh natural conditions as well as the 30-year Vietnam War, its presence is still a proud of local people. Visiting Binh Thuy ancient house, tourists will be impressed not only by its antique beauty, but also by the valuable historical as well as cultural features.
The owner of Binh Thuy ancient house today is Mr. Duong Minh Hien, a Vietnamese veteran.