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The Tran Family Home and Chapel

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Address: 21 Le Loi, Hoi An, Vietnam
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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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Interesting architecture but a big sales pitch

My experience at the Tran historic home was slightly different to the other reviewers. My guide was helpful and took the time to explain about the architectural styles of the home... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth a visit as part of the 5 attractions you could choose as part of the Hoi An City entrance ticket. Fascinating to walk through a home eight generations later. There were snippets of interesting facts about the architecture which had Japanese and Chinese influences.

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melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My experience at the Tran historic home was slightly different to the other reviewers. My guide was helpful and took the time to explain about the architectural styles of the home and some of the history of the family. She then proceeded, as is standard at this place, to show me through the very large gift shop and tried to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will see a small chapel (of no historical significance) and then led through rooms upon rooms of merchandise and pressured to buy things. Skip this place.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an interesting find. You need a ticket to enter. Use 1 of the 5 that come with your Hoi An old city entrance ticket. It is still a lived in family home. The daughter is the guide and she speaks relatively good English. She will tell you some of the history of her family home, as we'll as... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

As soon as you enter you will be accosted by a "guide". They will escort you through. Ours got visibly annoyed when I didn't keep up but rather took my time looking. Their main interest is in selling faux artifacts. Once they know you're not buying they lose interest. Setting aside that (!) the house is actually quite interesting once... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This shop-house, which is still occupied by descendants of the original owners, is a splendid example of this type of hybrid architecture. They also sell chopsticks, incense sticks, etc. that make great souvenirs.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

The guide started off well by explaining the architecture of the house and something of the family history but as one wandered from room to room it became more of a plug for selling souvenirs rather than an educational visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Much better than the other ancient houses we went to. Yes they try to sell you gifts from their antique shop at the back but at least we did get a tour and the girl showing us around answered our questions and was polite. Also it was'nt crowded unlike the other more central house ( maybe because of bad trip... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

A beautiful home & wonderful to see a family history so well kept. HOWEVER: don't waste one of your tickets going in here. We were accosted as soon as we entered t be taken on a "guided tour" which involved being guided straight through the house into the souvenir shops at the back, which are bigger than the actual house.... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

The Tran family built this home in 1802 and has lived here for 8 generations. It is a shrine made to keep their memory alive. If you care about family history, it may inspire you. If you don't, you will probably feel like it's a tourist trap.

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