Overwhelmed with unique gilded houses in the West

Mr. T.’s gilded house makes everyone who comes to visit “dazzle” because of the decoration of hundreds of delicate gold-plated items.


Overwhelmed by the unique house inlaid with gold in the West (Clip: Bao Ky).

Although open for operation since 2020, the gilded house located in An Khanh ward, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho always attracts visitors throughout 4 seasons. 

The owner of the house is Mr. NVT – a real estate trader . Mr. T. built a house inlaid with gold to create a different tourism product, attracting tourists every time they come to Can Tho. 

Mr. T.’s gilded house stands out from the neighboring houses (Photo: Bao Ky).

Located next to 2-3-storey houses with modern design, Mr. T.’s gilded house is always more prominent because it is decorated with many gold-plated statues and decorated with meticulous gold-plated motifs. 

Stepping inside, there are hundreds of finely detailed gold-plated items. To avoid confusion, the owner of the house has placed an information board about the items plated with real or fake gold.

Gold leaf is used to inlay the interior of the house (Photo: Bao Ky).

Mr. Hong Phat (an employee of the house inlaid with gold) said that each item inlaid with gold leaf does not have to be painted as people confuse, depending on the product, the gold leaf is inlaid at different ages. Particularly, souvenirs will be inlaid with non-premium gold foil. 

“Every time guests visit the house, they ask if this gold is real gold or fake gold, we all answer as above information,” Phat said. 

The ground floor of the house is displayed with many objects such as statues, thrones, money trees… the most prominent is the green Giant statue over 2m high inlaid with delicate gold (Photo: Bao Ky).

It is known that the main materials for gilding are metal and wood. With pre-shaped items, Mr. T.’s team of gold-plated workers only took a few days or tens of days to complete the gold-plated.

However, fancy designs such as thrones, money trees, golden chairs… take a lot of time to craft. For example, the Hulk statue took more than a year for the workers to mold the statue and gilded it completely. 

The fairy tale “Eat star fruit and pay gold” is reproduced with the material “gold” (Photo: Bao Ky).

In the past time, Mr. T. always refreshes the products to display in the gold-plated house. He has a workshop specializing in casting statues, chairs, and objects and then gilding them. After completion, it will be moved to a gilded house to serve visitors and admire. 

The gilded house welcomes visitors from 7am to 5pm, the ticket price is 4$ / time, visitors will be able to visit 2 places including the gilded house and the unique garden. 

“We usually welcome a few hundred guests, especially on weekends or holidays, Tet increases to thousands of guests,” added Phat. 

The works have many small details but are still gilded with great feats (Photo: Bao Ky).

Visiting the “unique” gilded house in Can Tho for the first time, Ms. Bui Thi Huong (Hanoi tourist) expressed her surprise at the luxury and splendor of the gilded house. 

“I have never seen a house inlaid with so much gold, I don’t know if this is real gold or fake gold, but the feeling is really overwhelming,” said the female tourist. 

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