VIETNAM – Cai Be – Mr. Kiet’s Ancient House

Mr Kiet’s ancient house is one of the most beautiful ancient house in Dong Hoa Hiep ancient village, Cai Be district, Tien Giang province where tourists can taste exotic fruits and delicious lunch in a garden.



Country - City

Vietnam - Cai Be

Market segment


Type Of Cuisine

Vietnamese, Vegetarian


250 seats

Opening Hours

8:00 am - 18:00 pm

Price level


Easia Category



It is in Phu Hoa Hamlet, Dong Hoa Hiep Village, Cai Be District, Tien Giang Province. Mr. Kiet’s Ancient House is one of the most famous houses in Dong Hoa Hiep village.

The house of district chief Tran Tuan Kiet was built in 1838. The house displays beautifully carved furniture, some with mother-of-pearl inlays, ceramic pieces, and other antiques. The pattern decorations were carved meticulously on the rafters and walls. That brings the distinctive style of the upper class of the South.

The house accounts for 1000 sq m and is located between 1.8 ha of an orchard garden. Kiet’s house is divided into five parts, with more than 108 wooden pillars from xylia xylocarpa trees. Both the design and furniture in Mr. Kiet’s ancient house are built and arranged according to the traditional structure of the South of Vietnam.

The house, restored in 2002 with a donation from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which also sent over an architect, has four homestay rooms. An on-site restaurant can seat up to 250 people, serving Mekong Delta home cooking.

Selling points

  • Mr. Kiet’s Ancient House is one of Vietnam’s most beautiful traditional folk houses in the favor. It is a destination for international visitors visiting Dong Hoa Hiep Village, Cai Be District.
  • The house has a unique architecture in the style of Hue communal house, but it has Southern nuances from the rafters, doorways, and wooden carvings carved with gilded lacquer.
  • Mr. Kiet’s ancient house attracts visitors not only because of the house’s beauty but also because of the dishes the owner prepares.
  • All the dishes are carefully cooked according to the taste of the Mekong Delta people, exuding simplicity and sincerity.
  • The chef’s skill has blown the soul into the strange but familiar dishes, pampering the most demanding diners.

Dining Rooms

A main restaurant can accommodate up to 250 guests.


Gluten Free Meals

Vegetarian Meals





Time and Transportation

Tan Son Nhat International AirportRestaurant110Car2 hours 23 minGood
Ben Thanh MarketRestaurant104Car2 hoursGood
Can Tho cityRestaurant60.7Car1 hours 26 minGood


  • Set in attractive gardens near the small river in Cai Be, the ancient house with its beautiful inlay furniture shows how prosperous families lived in French Colonial Era Vietnam.
  • The ancient house had beautiful architecture and furniture. The house itself is built of wood, currently more expensive than concrete or steel, thus it’s prominence in Cai Be.
  • Mr. Kiet’s ancient house provides an authentic cultural experience.
  • The setting is very peaceful and the staffs are very attentive.
  • Toilets and washing facilities are greatly improved.


  • Staff can not speak English.
  • Many video cameras and a guardman are employed to ensure the antiques remain safe -> it makes an uncomfortable feeling for visitors.

Important remarks

Honeymoon decorationNone
Birthday decorationNone
Parking CapacityN/A
View from the restaurantGarden view
Number of floornone
Number of WC8 (4 for men and 4 for wowen)
Road condition leading to the restaurantGood


ADRESS : 22 Phu Hoa, Dong Hoa Hiep, Cai Be, Tien Giang

PHONE: (+84) 913 684 617 / (+84) 2733 824 498 Ms Chính

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Creat new date: 09/10/2023 by Bich Tuyen