Old House of Tan Ky, Hoi An

3.3
#2 of 16 in Historic Sites in Hoi An
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. For Old House of Tan Ky and beyond, use our Hoi An road trip planner to get the most from your Hoi An vacation.
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  • It is amazing how the house survives all the floods. It is great the city restores these old homes. A tour guide is recommended. Much cheaper directly through the Hoi An Office of Tourist.  more »
  • Interesting old house that truly represented the life of Hoi On merchant family in old days. But the scale and the level of preservation are not impressive when compare it with the same in Macau or Gu...  more »
  • One of the tourist attractions you can go because you purchased the ticket. Narrower, more and more people are. So I'm saying anything to guide home it's just I don't know. From here, Fujian's attractions. 5 photos, so little is you look around where they are.
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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

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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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