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“The house is pretty, and so are the guides” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Old House of Phun Hung

The Old House of Phun Hung
4 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St., Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ranked #27 of 81 things to do in Hoi An
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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.
Bangkok
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“The house is pretty, and so are the guides”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We loved this house because of the beautiful marble inlay apparent in much of the wood furniture and the walls. The house seems to be in great shape as well.

Just so you know, entrance to the house includes a free guide, usually a cute Vietnamese lady who speaks English well and has a neat life story (ours did).

Visited April 2013
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“Ask for a guide--the service is complimentary”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Architecturally, we liked this house best. Also, we got a guide who, though was perfunctory at best, at least gave some information about the house. Almost the entire house is open to tourists, and we were also offered cups of (diluted) green tea upstairs, a favourite with the Vietnamese.

Visited May 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Fascinating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

What an interesting building, and even more fascinating to learn the people doing the tour in the house all still actually live there. The Old house was interesting. It showed the flood levels over the past twenty years, contained some beautiful old furniture and showed the layout of a traditional home.

Visited April 2013
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“Anient building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

The building itself looked really ancient but surprisingly well maintained. We were impressed with the wood cravings & layout of the furnitures.

Visited April 2013
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“Very interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

In some ways more interesting than the House of Tan Ky because a guide took one round, but there was a slight feeling of pressure to buy the things they had for sale. Apart from that it was an interesting blend of the architectural influences in the late 1700's of Chinese, Japanese & Vietnamese. The house was supported by 80 wooden columns with a gallery running round the 1st floor enclosed with wooden shutters and there were many lovely antique pieces & porcelain. Quite amazing how these old houses have survived the frequent flooding over the centuries of the Thu Bon River. They told us that it had flooded last year & how they moved all the furniture up to the 1st floor!

Visited March 2013
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