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The Tran Family Home and Chapel

21 Le Loi, Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ranked #29 of 32 Attractions in Hoi An
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This exquisite home and chapel are essentially a grand shrine to the ancestry of one family.
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This exquisite home and chapel are essentially a grand shrine to the ancestry of one family.

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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Our last stop on the old town ticket and the one we enjoyed the most informative girl, little biscuit and genuinely seemed pleased to see us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is my family temple. To those who said it is not worth while, it is a temple meant to honor ancestors. It was not meant to be a tourist attraction, nor was it meant to have a gift shop. The temple is merely there to show my family's history. What did you all expect from a place that was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is, as the name suggests, an old family home with a chapel dedicated to the deceased members of the Tran family. It's quite small but has a lovely decor inside and as it's A) free and B) located just off the main street in Hoi An it's worth popping in just for a few minutes. We got a tour... More 

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Perth Western Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Like many of the other attractions, you don't need more than a few minutes here. The guide gives a brief history (I found her English a little difficult to understand), but most of the time is spent in the gift shop, and the guide seemed miffed that I wasn't interested in buying anything. I found Tan Ky and Duc An... More 

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Perth, Australia
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

You get a quick 2 minute explanation and are then taken into the gift shop before the guide hurries off to deal with the next person. This was pretty much the same routine for all the Pagodas so it was disappointing

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Berkeley, California, United States
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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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Brisbane
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254 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 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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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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30 reviews 30 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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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