Tan Ky House

Walking around Hoi An, do not forget to visit an interesting place called the Old House of Tan Ky. Let Origin Vietnam share with you useful information about this famous Hoi An tourist spot.

How Tan Ky House is unique?

Tan Ky Old House is located on Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An Ancient Town, built over 200 years ago.

This place is the home of the Tan Ky family, Le family lived 7 generations. Look from the outside. You will see the moss-covered house over the years. The front of the house connects to Nguyen Thai Hoc street to open a shop. The back of the house overlooks the river to facilitate the import of goods.

Architecture of Tan Ky old house

Tan Ky ancient house is a combination of Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese architectural styles. It's designed according to the architecture of "retired husband and wife", consisting of two horizontal bars overlapping each other, symbolizing nature - people, along with 5 vertical bars like 5 fingers, representing the five elements, bringing harmony between man and nature.

The main materials to build the house are precious wood, stone from Thanh Hoa province and bricks from Bat Trang potter village, always giving visitors a cool feeling even in the middle of summer. But the winter is warm and peaceful.

The ingenuity and meticulousness of the craftsmen of Kim Bong carpentry village. It's make the carvings become very sophisticated and unique with rich oriental culture. Beside that Tan Ky old house does not have a window, so the place to receive the most light is a large yard called a skylight. So the common space in the house still feels comfortable, not stuffy.

At present, the ancient house of Tan Ky still preserves a lot of great pictures, tureen and many beautiful paintings. Such as: "The merit of the Buddha", "The mind of mind"...

Also in this house, the space behind is where to sell souvenir products. Don't forget to buy some souvenirs for your loved ones. Have fun trip. If traveling to Hoi An, book tour at ORIGINVIETNAM.COM website for best value & experiences!

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