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The Tran Family Home and Chapel

21 Le Loi, Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ranked #34 of 36 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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Perth Western Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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
190 helpful votes 190 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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138 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 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
29 reviews 29 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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93 helpful votes 93 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 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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805 attraction reviews
811 helpful votes 811 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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