Location: No. 13 Dien Bien Phu Street, Ward 3, Bac Lieu City, Bac Lieu Province, nearly the bank of Bac Lieu River.
Characteristics: The villa is associated with Tran Trinh Huy – the most famous mandarin’s son in the South region in the early 20th century.
(TITC) - “Bac Lieu mandarin’s son” was used to refer sons of rich families in Bac Lieu Province in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Of which, the most famous one is Tran Trinh Huy (1900-1974) and the name “Bac Lieu mandarin’s son” was almost for him only.
The villa of Bac Lieu mandarin’s son (also known as Big House) was built in 1919 with most of raw materials imported from Paris, France such as cast steel, stone tiles, bricks, decorative iron frames, etc. After completion, this was considered as the most luxurious and largest house in the South region at that time.
The French architecture villa includes 2 floors with the luxurious white colour. The ground floor has 2 bedrooms and 2 halls. The upper floor consists of 3 bedrooms and 2 halls, of which Tran Trinh Huy’s room is equipped with all conveniences as bed, television, telephone, refrigerator, wardrobe, work table, etc.
Activities for visitors
Nowadays, the villa of Bac Lieu mandarin’s son is preserved intactly to serve visitors. Visiting the villa, visitors will be attracted by the elegant and luxurious decorations. A part of the villa is used for displaying many rare and precious furniture of Tran Trinh Huy’s family.
The remaining of the villa was repaired and renovated into hotel and restaurant. Coming here, visitors have the opportunity to rest in French architecture rooms, enjoy the hot pot named “mandarin’s son”, and relax with the program “Sing together” at 7pm everyday.