Tan Ky House: A Traditional Home in Hoi An, Vietnam

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.

Tan Ky House in Hoi An, Vietnam

Tan Ky House

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.

Tan Ky House in Hoi An, Vietnam

Inside Tan Ky House

Furniture at Tan Ky House in Hoi An, Vietnam

Beautiful antique furniture inside Tan Ky House

Tan Ky House in Hoi An, Vietnam

A seating area inside Tan Ky House

Courtyard in Tan Ky House in Hoi An, Vietnam

The courtyard at Tan Ky House

Tan Ky House in Hoi An, Vietnam

Beautiful wooden columns and Chinese engravings decorate the house.

Tan Ky House in Hoi An, Vietnam

Looking through the doorways of Tan Ky House. The home is much larger than it appears from the outside.

Shrine at Tan Ky House in Hoi An, Vietnam

A small ancestral shrine inside Tan Ky 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.

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