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Address: 21 Le Loi, Hoi An, Vietnam
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Description: This exquisite home and chapel are essentially a grand shrine to the...
This exquisite home and chapel are essentially a grand shrine to the ancestry of one family.
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Too much of "commercial business" inside

It is great knowing the history and architecture of the thing. But when you go further there are many merchandises being sold... Chopsticks claimed to be made from special... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It is great knowing the history and architecture of the thing. But when you go further there are many merchandises being sold... Chopsticks claimed to be made from special materials which helps your health or st.... Fyi, those are way more expensive than buying it somewhere else

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a beautiful old chapel but rather disappointing. It is really a tourist trap. The guides sit you down and offer you cookies and then give you a shirt tour before leading you to the back where they have lots of tourists things to buy, once they realised we were not interested in buying anything they we're rather rude... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

2 minutes of family history in a cute house, the rest is just an overpriced souvenirs shop. An absolute waste of a sightseeing ticket. Thanks for the suggestion Lonely Planet, should have checked with Trip Advisor first!

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Tran Family Chapel, built solely for worship not living quarters in 1802, offers an interesting insight into a family temple and adds another element to visiting all of the old houses. Chinese and Japanese architecture are the prominent styles. On the walls surrounding the altar are photos of all the deceased ancestors. Wooden boxes stand on the altar itself,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

You get a taste of the old life & the family history. The construction & architecture are nice. The unfortunate part is it all leads into a shop of tourist nic naks you can't avoid.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is cute little 'temple'. One of the girls told me the whole story. Very kind and informative. A little pushy in the shop.

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Doetinchem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is a shop disguised as a family home. After a short story about the house we were led along series of souvenirs we were supposed to buy. Not worth a visit...

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

As with many of the other reviews (which we only read afterwards), the interesting side of the visit was diluted by the guides very clear intention to direct us to the range of gifts and paintings available. If we had been left for a few minutes to enjoy the architecture and ambience of the building, our attitude may have been... More 

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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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