Top 4 the Most Beautiful Ancient Houses in Mekong

The West land of Vietnam leaves a remarkable memory in tourists due to its beauty of an enormous river land. That said, it also has many significant cultural values, notably the ancient houses.

The West land of Vietnam leaves a remarkable memory in tourists due to its beauty of an enormous river land. That said, it also has many significant cultural values, notably the ancient houses.

Huynh Thuy Le Ancient House – Dong Thap

The combination between the East architecture on the inside and the Western European architecture on the outside makes Huynh Thuy Le ancient house becomes famous, attracts many visitors.


The house was built in 1895 with main material is rare wood. It has the style of a three-… house (nhà ba gian) with deep traditional Tay Nam Bo characteristics. The house was under a big renovation in 1917, but after more than a century, the house has still been able to keep its unique architecture.

Binh Thuy Ancient House – Can Tho

Binh Thuy Ancient House in Can Tho is wooden five-house with two roofs, built by Duong family in 1870. The house was designed after French style on the outside, but the inside was built in traditional style with deep Vietnamese traditional aspects. As for the house’s side yard, many rare orchid species still bloom, to satisfy the owner’s hobby, and to fulfill the need of observation for visitors.


The furnitures are made from rare woods and elegantly carved, stuck to the daily life of Tay Nam Bo. Also, there are many precious relics with more than 140 years old.  

100-Pillar House in Long An

With only its name (100 Hundred Pillars House), the house already piques the interest of many tourists before visiting this ancient building. The house lies on Cau Ngang hamlet’s region, Long Huu Dong village, Can Duoc district, Long An province. It is one of the national historical heritages and considered to be an important tourism spot in the region.


The house was built by a builder team from Central Vietnam during 1901 – 1903. Though it has the name ‘100 Hundred Pillars House’, it actually has 120 pillars with the design of Nguyen dynasty’s architecture and Huearchitecture. The house was built entirely by woods with delicate sculptures, Yin-Yang roof. All create an unique complex architecture. The house’s solemnity, magnificency reflects the builders’ skill, who created such a famous traditional architectural building.

Bac Lieu Prince’s Estate

Bac Lieu Prince’s Estate was designed by French architecturer and built in 1919 for Mr. Tran Trinh Huy who had the nickname ‘Bac Lieu Prince’ when he was 19, 20 years old. All materials used to build this house were delivered from France. Because of that reason, the house was considered to be the most magnificient in Cochinchina region at that time.

After a time of renovation, the house is still able to keep the ancient architecture. The furnitures like tables, chairs, lockers, closets, precious ceramic items were displayed as a prove for a golden age of this famous figure.

The house resides at 13 Dien Bien Phu Street, District 3, Bac Lieu city, and has attracted many visitors.

Consider Mekong Delta Tours to discover these beautiful places.

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