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The Old House of Phun Hung, Hoi An

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Proclaimed a National Historical and Cultural Site, The Old House of Phun Hung offers a perfectly preserved example of an 18th-century Vietnamese town house. Built in 1780, the two-story building displays Vietnamese, Japanese, and Chinese architectural influences, with a spherical roof reminiscent of a turtle shell reflecting the latter style on the second floor. As you enter, occupants of the house will greet you with a tour, depicting the site’s history and up-selling numerous handicrafts and souvenirs located around the house. Chat to the locals and admire the 80 pristine wooden columns supporting the house, stopping for a closer look when something catches your eye. Plan your visit to The Old House of Phun Hung and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Hoi An travel itinerary planner.
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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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  • This house is full of beauty, steeped in history, and very charming. However, we were followed constantly by staff, which rather took the edge off what should have been a pleasant experience. Clearly ...  more »
  • The house was a nice place to visit with beautiful traditional architecture. The owner of the house was friendly and willing to provide information about the house.  more »
  • You need one of your five tickets from your ancient town sighseeing pass to visit this ancient family home. This merchants house has been in family ownership for eight generations and is constructed o...  more »