The Old Town of Hoi An in Central Vietnam is full of beautiful old buildings, dating back to its days as an important trading port. The Chinese and Japanese merchants who settled here combined their influences with the local Vietnamese to create a truly unique mix of culture, and the architecture in Hoi An certainly reflects this.
Tan Ky House is one of the best examples of a traditional merchant’s home from the 18th century, remaining vastly unchanged and beautifully preserved to this day. The same family has owned and maintained this home across seven generations, and now you can visit and get a glimpse into what life was like all of those years ago.
You could easily walk straight past Tan Ky House while walking along the streets of the Old Town in Hoi An. From the outside it just looks like any other building in town, however once you step inside, you suddenly enter into a charming wooden home, with traditional wooden furniture and decorations. Once inside, you also realise that the home is huge, going far back through a central courtyard and then into more rooms of the house.
The family that owns Tan Ky House has done a wonderful job at keeping the home in near perfect condition. The house is included in the Old Town Pass which allows you to visit the attractions in the Old Town of Hoi An, and in this case, I think your money is going to a good place.