Hoi An Ancient Town in Vietnam is where one can visit the Old House of Tan Ky; it takes one back to the days when this locale was a thriving trading port and merchants made it their home.
Hoi An Ancient Town
Hoi An Ancient Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Old House of Tan Ky is very much a part of its allure. You can easily head here from nearby Hoi An hotels including the property belonging to Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas and see Chinese temples, the wooden Japanese Bridge, pagodas, colonial houses and more.
What to Expect
Those venturing within the Old House of Tan Ky on a visit from nearby hotels in Hoi An will be transported to a time when it was used as an 18th-century merchant’s residence. Highlights include panels with birds being used to represent Chinese characters, antique wooden furniture, a cup linked with the teachings of Confucius, ceramic vases and more.
Equally fascinating is the way the house has been constructed and is linked with Oriental philosophy; this includes five round blocks each representing a different natural element namely earth, water, wood, metal and fire. The architecture itself is a combination of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese design styles.
Reaching the House
Those exploring Hoi An Ancient Town can access this historical house via Nguyen Thai Hoc Street; there’s also a back entrance at Bach Dang Street which faces the river. Located near the Cocobox café and juice bar, this site is open from 8:30am to 5:45pm daily.