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"Hanoi: Tunnel Houses in the Old Quarters" Top 5 Page for this destination Miscellaneous in Hanoi Tip by bpacker

Miscellaneous in Hanoi, Hanoi: 45 reviews and 73 photos

  Tunnel Houses, Old Quarters
by bpacker
 
 

The narrow houses that you see in the Old Quarters are known as tube or tunnel houses. There's a gd reason for this. Businesses were formerly taxed according to the width of their storefront and this resulted in shops only two metres wide with a maze of rooms extending behind to a length of up to 60m.

Ancient narrow houses line the streets of the Old Quarters, each squeezed against the other


Where:The Old Quarters

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  • Written Jan 12, 2005
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