The village of artists, called Ham Long, is located near the
windy Sai Gon River, 10km from the hub of Ho Chi Minh City. It has this name
because most of the owners of houses in the village are artists.
Visiting the village, tourists have a chance to behold houses built in the
traditional architectural style of the Vietnamese people, such as a Hue Ruong
house, a house-on-stilts of the Muong ethnic people and ancient houses of the
South. Each house is an artistic architectural complex that is designed
beautifully by its owner.
The most striking feature of the village probably is the houses owned by
painters Nguyen Hoai Huong and Ly Khac Nhu. The house of Nguyen Hoai Huong was
built in the style of a Hue Ruong house that looks solemn and private while the
house of Ly Khac Nhu looks rustic with a simple leave-covered roof.
The artists arrange many works of art and unique miniatures in their living
spaces, such as paintings, statues, pottery products, a small lake and
rock-works. Even the work place of the artists is an interesting destination for
Some artistic spaces in Ham Long Village.
The village boasts many beautiful architectural constructions. These include
the house owned by painter Thanh Chau with oil paintings of a war theme, the
house by painter Ho Huu Thu with abstract lacquer paintings and the one by
artist Duong Dinh Hung which is famous for a garden of statues. Each has its own
beauty, showing the style and characters of each artist.
Another interesting feature of this village is that all the houses are not
separated from each other by high walls but by low fences with entrances.
Therefore, these houses seem to be connected naturally like in rural areas that
give a close and warm feeling.
Coming here, tourists not only enjoy unique artworks but also the beautiful
scenery of the Sai Gon River at sunrise or sunset with a pure and cool
At Ky Long Vien, the house by painter Ly Khac Nhu, tourist services are
available at the price of 10USD/person.
Address: No.35 Thich Mat The Road, Thanh My Loi Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh
Tel: (84-8) 38893871 - (84) 0918031225