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Old House of Tan Ky, Hoi An

(3.3/5 based on 650+ 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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  • Learn more about a culture of ancient Hoi An residents, the House looks old but carries a variety of interesting story, the people in the House seems hospitable. However, because the old House should slightly unpleasant smell
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  • I fell in love with of Hoi An and if the time I it allows will return. Walking through the old city bordering a river with a beautiful view of tourists, vendors and natives arrived at the old Tan Ky House. Was full of people, very difficult of appreciate. It is a small wooden house with an impressive work of decoration of high and low relief, with beautiful writing. While you're waiting the explanations, all stacked, offer you a you courtesy. It is very nice. There they say that several generations of a family lived, it has more than 200 years. We left behind where as in all tourist sites there are crafts to buy. Very nice things. Visited, is short and worth.
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  • If you want to see historical building, just visit this house you can see how the people lived thousands years ago.  more »
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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.