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Old House of Tan Ky, Hoi An
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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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  • It was nice to see the old architecture but it felt like we were just invited in for them to seep souvenirs. The interesting part was the flood lines and how often the building floods and how high the...  more »
  • This is a nice example of an old Chinese architecture house but I'm not sure it's worth the hype. It's a house. It's old. And the owner has a long history of political connections. 
  • Small House very, very pretty (inside)! Beams carved noble wooden: mahogany and Jackson. Poems in mother-of-Pearl inlay panels... We are received in one of the couches with a cup of tea before visiting the House. We no longer know where to look, there is so much more beautiful than the other! And then, all the woods are dark and the atmosphere is relaxing compared to the light and the bustle of the outside in the streets. Watch, before entering or leaving, on the pediment, two circles above the door that represent two eyes that are supposed to monitor and keep away evil spirits! We were lucky that there has not been too crowded, so we were able to sit on the beautiful chairs, take pictures without heads in front of us. The visit was free with the 'old town' pass. And it takes about an hour to enjoy the House (if there is not one because tourists who landed).
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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.