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. 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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  • August 15, 2017
    Old wooden house with influences of Japanese architecture. Guided tour of 5 minutes, lucky dog tags for sale at 1 dollar and shop. Nothing exceptional despite being recommended by guidebooks and local people.
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  • August 13, 2017
    It's perfect way to see the culture. Nice architecture and wooden making. Highly recommend everyone to come and visit.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    If you get a attraction ticket then this is one of the sites you can visit as part of the ticket. The house gives you an insight into life in Hoi An in a previous age but nothing special  more »
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  • January 13, 2017
    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.
  • June 13, 2017
    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!
  • November 3, 2016
    -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
  • June 19, 2017
    Nice place. Worth a quick visit.
  • May 12, 2017
    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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