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The Old House of Phun Hung

4 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St., Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ranked #20 of 34 attractions in Hoi An
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Another interesting Hoi An home, this one is constructed using eighty columns; the roof is traditional convex and concave interlocking tiles known as... more » Owner description: Another interesting Hoi An home, this one is constructed using eighty columns; the roof is traditional convex and concave interlocking tiles known as Yin and Yang style. « less
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Bathurst, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Too many attempts to get you to buy souvenirs detract from this otherwise interesting attraction. Still, it's worth a visit, and it's interesting to stand at the front of the upper floor and watch the street scene below.

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This house had some really great history to offer, but I felt a bit like they said the obligatory historical speech as quick as they could and then spent ages on the hard sell of souvenirs. The did have some nice items to sell, but I would have been far more inclined to buy if I felt I'd gotten a... More

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

You need to cross the Japanese Covered Bridge in order to reach the Old House of Phung Hung. Of all the old houses in Hoi An Old Town this is my favorite. You need to present the entrance ticket as you enter. There are lots of tourists coming here so the place gets too congested. Souvenir items are sold at... More

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Herefordshire
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I agree entirely with the comments about the souveniers - they spoil a superb old, traditional house. I thought it was absolutely beautiful inside and I still think worth a visit. If it's ever up for sale you can contact me via this post!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This place is beautiful. It's hard to imagine 6 generations have lived in the house and still do. The open courtyard on the ground level was a surprise - not what I'd expected. To think every year during the wet season the house floods is amazing. Seeing the water levels from the typhoons of recent times makes you truly appreciate... More

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Don't go, waste of a ticket. Every spare bit of wall is covered in junk and modern souvenirs that they aim to sell. Looks like a beautiful old house underneath it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

With your 5 site Hoi An visitor ticket you can choose to visit one of four Old Houses. Avoid this one, it is blatantly a shop where emphasis is on getting you to buy silk scarves and paintings. I learnt nothing about its historical significance. One plus point, the owner is a doctor and he sorted me out with some... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

A two floored old building, constructed in 1780. It is one of the famous architectural buildings in Hoi An. The architectural shows both Japanese influence and Chinese influence. There are many beautiful furniture and interior decoration. Also some shops in it. Quite interestingly, no one push me to buy embroidery or souvenirs. It seems that I look like a poor... More

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australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Again thought it was full of historical stories. The 5 places tour ticket we bought was very good and theres lots to choose from, do visit the old houses.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My wife had never been to Hoi An earlier. She was travelling with me this time during one of my official tours. On the last afternoon of our stay, we visited the Old House of Phun Hung. The place of course was fine and had good historical significance. But the hawkers made our trip literally miserable. They were pushing so... More

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