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The Tran Family Home and Chapel, Hoi An

(1.8/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web)
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. Put The Tran Family Home and Chapel and other Hoi An attractions into our Hoi An trip itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The family home of Tran is for me the most beautiful of the old houses in Hoi an with a beautiful garden. You can get a friendly and interesting tour. Of course attempting also to sell something one at the end. Will you blame the owners? The showrooms are arranged behind the showrooms, Tan KY - but - unlike than in the House which is less annoying. To be sold, in addition to the usual souvenirs, old artifacts that should come from family-owned.
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  • This place is pretty much one or two rooms. The shops in the back actually take up more space than the chapel itself. Would only recommend if you're particularly interested in history, especially the ...  more »
  • Good to still be able to see a small slice of a 200 year old history. Will still give some a interest into a family's life in that period of time. Still enjoyed  more »
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  • One of the more informative of the historic "places of interest" in Hoi An. The guide was detailed and thorough instead of robotic like those found at some of the other more frequented places. A beautiful house serving as a family shrine with detailed architecture and a rich history. A real downside was the over-the-top push to sell stuff from their much larger than necessary souvenir shop.
  • You'll get all the explanations from staff who speaks English French and maybe other languages. They will also try to sell some stuff at the end.
  • Nice place to look at old Hoi An. Entrance is not free...
  • It is one of the places to which you have access with the ticket of the ancient city of Hoi An. Choose 5 sites. This was our 5th. It is a house where still today live the Tran family. This beautifully preserved, has great mix of styles, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, you don't visit only but with a member of the family which explains to you and it takes you to the end to a store in which everything have to sell... we didn't want to buy anything and was a little uncomfortable...
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  • Small dark House, the whole point of incomprehensible 2 minute story boiled down to "go to our gift shop". Not worth wasting the ticket 😞
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