Ancient House

Ancient House, Hoi An: Address, Phone Number, Ancient House Reviews: 4/5

Ancient House
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Welcome to our family home as we invite you to walk through time to ancient Vietnam. Step off the street & into our oriental garden, passing the original water well & into the main building with its yin-yang roof & exquisite carvings. More than 250 years old, this building has seen 8 generations living here. When you step inside you will feel the tranquil calmness while enjoying complimentary tea
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Gabriel V
164 contributions
Fascinating site, wonderful hosts!
Mar 2020
This is a really great experience, with interesting family history and truly lovely and welcoming people.

There is lots of very nice jewelry to buy as well, though we didn't feel pressured at all. They even polished a ring we already had using their fascinating vintage tools and regional techniques!
Written July 12, 2020
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Katie
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Do not buy the jewellery
Feb 2020 • Friends
Visited the ancient house in February 2020 and loved all the beautiful handmade jewellery. Ended up spending about £60 on a necklace and 2 rings only to now find it is not real silver and is very poor quality as all the silver has rubbed off to reveal a black material underneath the silver. Very disappointed.
Written March 22, 2020
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Kerstin K.
9 contributions
Must see
Feb 2020 • Solo
This was the most beautiful old house which I have seen in Hoian. The family guides you through their private home and tells you lots of their history and life. At the end of the tour you can get inspired in their souvenir and gift shop. Also here you find a very fine selection of give aways & handmade jewelry. It was so great talking to you guys and learn more about your culture! Thanks a million 😊
Written February 27, 2020
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jillskiEngland
England75 contributions
Fabulous find!
Feb 2020
We came across this ancient house by chance , it is very close to where we were staying( onion homestay) Fascinating place to visit , once inside it s really quite big it’s a surprise . The family that live here give you lots of information about the house they are really friendly and offer fabulous hospitality. It’s a free visit with a donation box available if you want to donate , no pressure. They do have a gift shop which they are keen to show you with a wide range of prices. We loved it.
Written February 22, 2020
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Ruth S
Burpengary, Australia41 contributions
Beautiful ancient house - wonderful family!
Jan 2020
We found this gem on a previous trip to Hoi An and wanted to show the rest of our family this trip. We were greeted warmly on arrival and given a personal tour of their beautiful family home. This visit we were fortunate to have the owner join us and give us demonstrations of how all the jewellery making machinery worked. He also cleaned and polished all our jewellery and then the whole family joined us for delicous jasmine tea and local Hoi An cakes. It was a pleasure to be able to show them our previous entry in their visitor book which also brought much pleasure to the family. We will definitely go back and visit this house and lovely family next time we are in Hoi An.
Written January 18, 2020
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jasfitz1969
Sydenham, Australia76 contributions
Fantastic example of old world skills
Dec 2019 • Couples
We have been here before, and our guest Hung was SO EXCITED when I fished thru my phone to show him our selfie we took 3 years ago, so happy and proud we came back.
We had tea and yummy yoghurt, and a tour of the carved furniture and architecture of the house.
Hung’s jewellery was well made, and we bought some nice jewellery from him.
His infectious smile and outgoing nature is awesome.
Written December 31, 2019
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startwiththeendinmin
Calgary, Canada211 contributions
Interesting
Dec 2019 • Family
Off the beaten track, outside the main tourist area, but worth stopping by. Inside is there shop which they push enthusiastically
Written December 25, 2019
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John W
454 contributions
An exquisite old house.
Dec 2019 • Solo
Quite the loveliest of the old houses of Hoi An. It is a business selling silver jewellery and other crafts, but the salesmanship is quite low key and I did not feel pressured to buy. I was free to admire the fine proportions and craftsmanship of the house, and left a contribution in the donation box in thanks.
Written December 4, 2019
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Jón B
Siem Reap, Cambodia19 contributions
Nice Ancient House
Oct 2019 • Couples
Free entry and very welcoming people. Told us the story and what they do for living. Atvthe end you have a change to polish your rings and buy some of their products.
Written October 18, 2019
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lourdesfuhr
Capital Federal District, Argentina43 contributions
Horrible people, don’t recomend
Oct 2019 • Couples
When you enter a woman who pretends to be kind, she starts showing you the house, she doesn't let you stop to look at anything in detail, and she constantly hurries you, the “tour” does not last more than two minutes, and her story has less info than the sign on the sidewalk. They do everything to take you to the store, where they tell you that they sell jewelry that their father makes, and they are the same mass-produced jewelry that sell everywhere. In the shop another woman appears who also insists that you buy things. When they realized that we were not going to buy anything in the shop, and that we were interested in seeing the construction details of the house, they turned off the lights! and the woman took out her fake smile and left with an angry face to look at her cell phone somewhere else. We had to leave, a horrible experience, uncomfortable and with horrible people, liars. I do not recommend it at all.
Written October 17, 2019
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