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The Tran Family Home and Chapel

21 Le Loi, Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ranked #34 of 35 Attractions in Hoi An
Type: Historic Sites
Description: This exquisite home and chapel are essentially a grand shrine to the ancestry of one family.
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English first
Berkeley, California, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We enjoyed our visit, the guide was very friendly and informative. The house is pretty but not breathtaking. The coin collection is very interesting, it stretches pretty far back into history. The gift shop is larger than the chapel, but interesting in its own right. No pressure to buy, fun to look around briefly. Not bad if you're in the... More

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213 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

A mildly interesting old house but not in the same league as the Tan Ky House. The architecture is interesting as it is different to other Vietnamese styles. The chapel has some significance relating to the anniversary of the death of one of the family where incense is burned and food offered. After a cursory look tour, we were shown... More

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Canberra, Australia
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193 reviews 193 reviews
137 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This is a small ancestor-workship chapel (I think there's a private home on the site but you don't get to see it) with architecure that's interesting but no different from that of other old houses in Hoi An. A guide takes you on a short tour then leaves you in the gift shop (which is bigger than the chapel) -... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Small and lovely inside. Fantastic, actually. A guide gives you a very brief tour (5-8 minutes) then takes you to the back of the house which is a giant gift shop. A bit disappointing in that sense but there was zero pressure to buy so I just went back to the main room and took pictures.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
16 reviews 16 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Over rated! Facts are relevant and the visit very short. It was very difficult to understand the guide. Basically, it is a shop not a monument. Avoid!!

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Florida, Massachusetts
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163 reviews 163 reviews
51 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This was one of the first clan houses we visited. I regret not buying some their coins. The young ladies were very nice and not pushy as they showed us around. The décor may not be as nice as some of the other houses but I still found it very interesting and worthwhile.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

A small house with the trade, but it must pay for the visit. After a peite explanation they offer us to make purchases. the price is not reasonable...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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770 attraction reviews
776 helpful votes 776 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Tip: buy the sightseeing ticket on the Information Center. Without it is impossible to visit the houses/ temple. All of them (except the Trieu Chau Assembly Hall) require it. The Information Center staff is very rude. The house guide had a hard time trying to understand our nationality: "Belgium? No, Portugal! Belgium?!". She was completely lost until another lady came... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

You get a 2 minutes speech about the house and then you are guided into their shop where they try to sell you everything they got. The house is interesting and I would love to learn more about it, but the guide is really bad in English and she is only interested in selling you stuff. Not worth a visit... More

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South East
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

This is a major tourist trap. Taken in to see the ancient building (family home) you are quickly herded to a back room to see hand-crafted table-cloths (for sale), then whisked upstairs which is purely & simply a well stocked craft shop.

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