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Old House of Tan Ky, Hoi An
(3.3/5 based on 600 reviews on the web)
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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  • all the old furnitures and the wooden walls and buildings make you get the feel of really olden days in here. a must visit if you're strolling across the streets of hoi an old quarter. 
  • Beautiful architectural interior that has amazingly survived through the centuries despite several floods (some over three metres high). 
  • Disappointed by this visit. Too many people. Supported by a 'guide' which debits quickly his monologue about the history of this House and immediately directs you to a small booth to try to sell you medals at the signs of the zodiac appropriate to your birth month! The House is beautiful but this mercantile side is unpleasant.
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  • -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
  • As mentioned by others, half sight half souvenir shop... the guides do give you a bit of information about the house and its function. Can't believe the old couple is still living upstairs! Lovely old house though, personally think it's the best one of the houses to visit (albeit having the least impact on Hoi An region)
  • Stay at the lower floor as upper floor is for residence. You get a little water table for the previous flood water levels. From as far back as 1964 flood.
  • On the one hand, it's a lovely place to look at and the guides are a nice touch. On the other, it's small, crowded and a kind of half-attraction/half-souvenir shop. Seeing as you need to sacrifice one of your Old Town admission tickets to enter here, maybe see if there's anything else you'd rather see first before coming here.
  • Nice ancient house that has sheltered generations after generations. But do not expect much to see. Can be very crowded inside.