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Why Old House of Tan Ky is special ?
Located at 101 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Tan Ky House was constructed almost two centuries ago as the home of a Vietnamese merchant. The owner of the house has preserved its interior design and old furniture, as well as many relics of the prospering trade and cultural exchanges among the Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese during the late 17 century. While visiting the small town Hoi An, you must also visit this Old House of Tan Ky to encounter great Vietnamese historical and cultural significance.
This is the first old house, along with two other structures in Hoi An, which was granted the title of Cultural Site by the Ministry of Culture and Information. The house was built from traditional materials by skilled local artisans and was influenced by Chinese and Japanese styles. Its charming and elegant designs give it a cozy aspect.
What to explore at Old House of Tan Ky?
The architecture of the house has been kept almost intact, with only small repairs when necessary. The house had a large wooden door, but no window. Above the door there are two wooden bolts carved with the yin-yang symbol. Long planks are put together horizontally on the two sides of the door. They can be dismantled for displaying goods and seating the owner when necessary. Chinese poems written in mother-of-pearl are hanging from a number of the columns that hold up the roof. The back door overlooks a wharf by the Hoi An River, which was very convenient for loading and unloading goods. . .
There are four rooms in the Old House of Tan Ky; all of them are small in size, but packed with various beautiful antiques mainly made of wood. These four rooms are for four different purposes: one for welcoming the Chinese merchants, one is the living room, the third is the courtyard and the last one is the bedroom. You can enter all rooms except the bedroom. It?s advisable to look for a guide, as he can give you all the interesting details of the old house.
- An eye to the past
- The family lives on - worth seeing
- Representative of Chinese era
- Best attraction from the old city ticket choices.
- Quaint little house
101 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hoi An, Vietnam
Tips for you
It would be suggested to have a guide for this attraction as the stories from the past are most interesting, a place to sit and relax and cool down from the heat. Worth a visit.
This is one site that justifies the visit. It is a charming and quaint piece of Hoi An's history that should not be missed
Ok to visit if in the area, must buy ticket before entering. One ticket can be used for 3 places.children are free.
This is another great experience in Hoi An. The house was built from traditional materials by skilled local artisans and was influenced by Chinese and Japanese styles. The house had a large wooden door, but no window. Its charming and elegant designs give it a cozy aspect. In summer, the back door overlooks a wharf by the Hoi An River makes it cool, not hot at all. It is one of the must-see place if you visit Hoi An.