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  Inside Tan Ky ancient house
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  • Inside Tan Ky ancient house - Hoi An
      Inside Tan Ky ancient house
    by balhannah
  • Inside Tan Ky ancient house - Hoi An
      Inside Tan Ky ancient house
    by balhannah
 

This certainly doesn't give an impression of anything worth seeing from the outside, but inside, its a different matter, nice and interesting.

It was built nearly 200 years ago. 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 in the late 17 century.

The person who built the house was a Minh Huong (a Chinese native) who came to Vietnam to do business in the 17th century. Seven generations of owners have successively lived here. The house was built from traditional materials, influenced by Chinese and Japanese styles. It is charming and elegant.

The front hall used to be a shop selling cinnamon, tea, silk, wood and medicines obtained from rare animals' bones.

The second compartment is the centre of the house. It is bigger than the first one, and it used to be a guest room, but today its used for worshipping as well as receiving guests.

On 17th February 1990 Tan Ky house was listed as a national historical vestige.

Address: 101 Nguyen Thai Hoc St.

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  • Written Oct 10, 2009
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