Old House of Tan Ky, Hoi An

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#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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  • This small but very worth while House is a must to visit during a stay in Hoi An. This house is still kept within the family from I believe 7 generations. The artefacts and furniture are kept in super...  more »
  • It has a solid, made almost entirely of wood. Interesting interior furniture corner period listed in as far as wear and diverse and interesting in their own right. By today's ciemnio times in but probably this is because of the climate. The friendly people. Worthy of a visit the more that is supported between the street and the river.
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  • This is a very good use of one of the five "relics" to spend your Hoi An Ancient Town ticket on. There's a short sales pitch by a tour guide giving a perfunctory explanation of the house, but the adve...  more »
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  • House of a rich family, so this is not how a typical Vietnamese live in the past but rather a wealthy family. There are a good collection of artefacts and personal items too. Interesting place to look around.
  • We enjoyed this place the most out of all the houses we visited. The guide gave us some interesting information, including about the floods.
  • Not too bad. Worth a look if you are in the area.
  • Nothing special. Nice, but small. Maximum 2 min in there.
  • Great to go in and have a look around, it is informative and interesting to see what houses were like around the area

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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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