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“A beautiful building, spoilt by a sales pitch” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Tran Family Home and Chapel

The Tran Family Home and Chapel
21 Le Loi, Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ranked #33 of 34 attractions in Hoi An
Type: Historic Sites
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Owner description: This exquisite home and chapel are essentially a grand shrine to the ancestry of one family.
South East
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“A beautiful building, spoilt by a sales pitch”
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.

Visited April 2013
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Palm Bay, Florida
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402 reviews 402 reviews
238 attraction reviews
Reviews in 127 cities Reviews in 127 cities
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
“I'd take a pass on this one”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Didn't think this family chapel was worth the price of a ticket. Not much to see although they do have lots of old coins & souvenirs to purchase!

Visited March 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Disappointing souvenir visit”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

Very nice old house, but after 1 minute bad English explication of which we hardly understood one word, we we're taken into the large souvenir shop...
Very disappointing to pay with an old town ticket and end up (like always in Vietnam) in a pushy shop...

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Dublin, Ireland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Worth a look”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

This will cost you 1 old town ticket & I think it's worth using. Someone who lives there will give you a little run down on the history which is nice, though the tour ends in their shop.

Visited February 2013
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“And a store as well”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Funny how you get to pay to visit an old family home and you'll find a store in the back where they want to sell you the same coins they sell outside and some jade and trinkets too.

Visited December 2012
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