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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  • This House belongs to the same family for 7 generations. A girl gives some explanations in English and then leaves you free to visit the casa.con detinata chapel for worship of ancestors. It's all very interesting, in particular a collection of vases and other household items dating to 2 centuries ago. There is also an area of sale but, unlike other places of this kind, here they are not pushy in selling. Of course, even here there is no entrance with ticket.
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  • Hoi An is a lovely place, typified by the ancient old quarter and its fascinating collection of historical structures. Just buy your ticket book (120.000VND) & pick the 5 places you most want to see. ...  more »
  • It is a house built at the beginning of the 19th century. Is the head of the first Government officials at as an emissary to the Chinese emperor deeds I had at least so there is. Still, Chan is used as the meeting place of the clan. I am surprised customs holds over home for generations, but so is the House of the old town. In the garden, planted with various trees, such as fruit trees. Has become a space of healing.
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  • Most likely one of the strangest things that happened to me during this journey. What starts as a guided tour through the house (which made me suspicious already) turns into a sales talk leading through four rooms with an assembly of anything tourists might desire (or not). While the first room is still impressive and the family is very kind, later rooms quickly turn from “this is history” into “you can buy it”. Wouldn’t use one of my old town passes on this again and also I don’t know why the LP would recommend it (?!).
  • Essentially, a pleasant old family building adapted for visitor use and souvenir selling. The free guided tours (about 5-10 minutes) discuss family ancestry and explain the architectural influences of Japan, China and Vietnam, then take you through the souvenir section where you're encouraged to buy good luck charms, tea, clothes etc, after which you're escorted back to the entrance. Unless you're specifically after souvenirs, there are better attractions to use one of your 5 ancient town passes for.
  • One of the best uses of a ticket as a free guide actually explains things and answers questions. Beautiful house and garden.
  • if you love asian cultures. this one is the place to go
  • 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.
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