This house is many hundreds of years old and has survived many floods and typhoons. It is probably stronger and will last longer than my 17 year old house
The only old house in Hoi An where we were treated in a very unfriendly way. The sales girls in the upper florr were sleeping on the tables and complained when we took a closer look at the exhibits while in all other houses we were treated warmly and friendly.
This was included on our Gate 1 walkabout tour. The house was modestly interesting and the embroidery work being done in the workshop seemed to be quality work. However, the sales process was certainly a hard sell and not something that was of interest to most of our group. Certainly not more than a 15 minute stop.
Located next to Japanese bridge, we were welcomed and hostess welcomed and gave a short intro to the house and its history -before proceeding to next room where the "family" embroidered table cloths and pillow cases were laid out for sale. We were dismayed that our tour so quickly degenerated into just another opportunity for a sale. You have only... More
Next to the japanese bridge, so easily to combine but very poor. They only want you to buy some stuff and if you don't the people stop telling you about the house and look at you as you were a criminal in their house. Probably they become more and more friendly the more you buy. Just an old shop ...
Tip: buy the sightseeing ticket on the Information Center. Without it is impossible to visit the houses/ temple. All of them (except the Trieu Chau Assembly Hall) require it. The Information Center staff is very rude. A lady explained us more about the house and offer us a cup of tea. Then she showed us some nice details. The down... More
We loved this house because of the beautiful marble inlay apparent in much of the wood furniture and the walls. The house seems to be in great shape as well. Just so you know, entrance to the house includes a free guide, usually a cute Vietnamese lady who speaks English well and has a neat life story (ours did).
Architecturally, we liked this house best. Also, we got a guide who, though was perfunctory at best, at least gave some information about the house. Almost the entire house is open to tourists, and we were also offered cups of (diluted) green tea upstairs, a favourite with the Vietnamese.
What an interesting building, and even more fascinating to learn the people doing the tour in the house all still actually live there. The Old house was interesting. It showed the flood levels over the past twenty years, contained some beautiful old furniture and showed the layout of a traditional home.
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