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“Interesting history”

Old House of Tan Ky
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Half-Day Hidden Hoi An Walking Tour
Ranked #20 of 83 things to do in Hoi An
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Owner description: This beautiful private home, built around an open courtyard and filled with antiques, is over two hundred years old.
Reviewed 24 September 2018

The survival of these old structures are quite amazing, built with weather changes in mind, very interesting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sal C
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"flood levels"
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"old town"
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"merchant's house"
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"water level"
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"chinese characters"
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"tourist ticket"
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"japanese architecture"
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"interesting visit"
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"interesting place"
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"interesting history"
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"worth a visit"
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"family home"
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"for sale"
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"flooding"
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"pillars"
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

This really is a very special house that was once owned by a well known Vietnamese merchant family. Have one of your Old Town heritage tickets handy, you'll not get in without one although it looked like you could pay with cash as an alternative.
Its been very well preserved despite the flooding over the years. You can see how high the water has reached by the marks at the back of the house on the wall - scary!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fluffymonkey
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

The house was rebuilt in the 18th century. It is built over 2 floors and 2 inter connecting houses. The architecture is split between Chinese And Japanese wood. This was a merchant's house and the ground floor was for stock that was to be sold immediately while the second floor was for stock that was to be unsold later. There are antiques in the house for viewing. The second floor is closed off to the public. Also there is a gift shop in the house.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rodman100
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

The Old House Tan Ky in Hoi An has left us with full of impressions... Since generations, generations and still more generations this venerable property, constructed in Fengshui architectural style, has survived, without any harm for the wooden construction, the many frequent floods of the area, so that the actual owners proudly can display their ancestor’s philosophy and culture of dignity, peace and respect... Together with the Japanese Bridge, one of the many “Must See” points of the rich history of Hoi An...

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank stoffel1953
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

The interior was interesting. The basic building style can easily be seen by the wooden frame. No fancy ceilings, mouldings. Just the bare necessities in a home which has lasted for a long time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank OZtraveller222
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