The Tran Family Home and Chapel, Hoi An

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Admire a combination of high-class Chinese, Japanese and vernacular architectural styles at The Tran Family Home and Chapel, a historic ancestor worship house built by a 19th century ambassador to China. The house has a turtle-style roof and triple beams and bow-and-arrow details with many rooms with candles, lanterns, burning incense, and silk embroidery hanging from the walls. Built in 1802, the house features antique period furniture with decorated family altars and stone tablets dedicated to members of Vietnamese aristocracy. The central door is reserved for the dead. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to The Tran Family Home and Chapel by using our Hoi An trip planner .
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  • Typical house dating back to the 1800s. Inside there is a shop with figurines, food chopsticks and more. The house is interesting.
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  • We went to the Tran Family Home and Chapel after reading about it in our French guide book. But not worth a visit at all!!!! It’s more a tourist shop, trying to sell coins, chopsticks, coffee and tea....  more »
  • This sounded interesting in the guidebook, but in reality it seemed more focused on selling anything and everything to tourists. I expected an old style home, with a nice family altar and temple on di...  more »
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  • This is a guided tour. The first half of it was very nice and interesting. In the second half the guide is just trying to sell you some souvenirs in the back rooms of the chapel, which is very unprofessional considering that this is an official sight in the old town.
  • Small family chapel for family ancestors. Visitors are briefed about the building architecture and the meaning of the Chapel, and significance of some antiques. Good insight into culture and meaning of family chapels in Vietnam
  • Staff working there are unpleasant and false. Upset that we were looking at the property's decide instead of buying tourist nonsense. We went to look in order to observe what vietnamese life was like prior to urbanisation in a traditional setting. Horrible attitude by girls in Ao Dai's.
  • The place is beautiful, but the "guides" took our ticket and decided to go sleep unfortunately, after rushing us through the gift shop
  • The guide was a friendly woman who was happy to show off her family's home. She knew a lot about the architecture and the history of the place. And I found it very interesting. However, after a 10-minute tour, the site is essentially a place for them to sell their goods. They have some good stuff in there at reasonable prices. However, I didn't like paying an entry fee to walk into a place that is essentially a store.
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