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Old House of Tan Ky, Hoi An

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Maintained by seven generations, Old House of Tan Ky remains an excellent example of a merchant's residence tucked in a commercial port city. Regardless of huge annual floods and reported business declines, the wooden house still contains its original 18th-century details, both inside and out. As you explore the historic site, inspect the combination of Vietnamese, Japanese, and Chinese elements, such as the triple-beam structure, five round blocks, inscribed vertical panels, and furniture and roof decorated with intricate carvings. Nearby coffee shops offer cool refreshment and shade from the sun. Arrange your visit to Old House of Tan Ky and discover more family-friendly attractions in Hoi An using our Hoi An travel itinerary maker.
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Where to stay in Hoi An

While Hoi An offers a good selection of sleeping options in all price categories, only a few of them lie in the old town, probably the city's most popular tourist area. To stay near this historic neighborhood, look for hotels in the surrounding streets, especially Ba Trieu and Hai Ba Trung. If you can, look for rooms in the evening, when many budget hotels try to fill up by offering deep discounts. For the best choices and bargains, reserve as early as possible.
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  • A guide will shuffle you through this old house with a few sentences of interpretation and then sell you souvenirs. Walk through and check out the old furniture and architecture, and continue on.  more »
  • Chose this house on reviews we had read. Very busy even though this isn't high time of year for tourists. Girl taking the tickets was rude and off hand, telling us to go and find a seat and someone wo...  more »
  • Gives a glimpse of how an old family used to live in Hoi An, with its interior preserved. (However, you can see the same type of architecture in some of the restaurants housed in such old houses). A s...  more »
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  • As part of a walk around the old town it is a good stop, but it is smaller than I'd expected. Better if you listen in to the history one of the guides for the tours tells.
  • A very small house with very bored and tired "guides" showing your around but much more so trying to bombard you with tons of souvenirs. Not worth it!
  • -Guide's speech was actually interesting and the English understandable most of the time. It pays off to ask questions too! We were softly shoved with some souvenir shopping at the end of the lecture but it wasn't too bad. We actually bought. -House has interesting story with the floods
  • Nice place. Worth a quick visit.
  • Interesting influence of chinese in vietnam