Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel

Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel, Hoi An

Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel
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JMB50
Sprowston, UK415 contributions
Interesting to visit
Nov 2019
I enjoyed coming here it is well maintained and worth seeing. You really need a guide to get you there as it is well hidden in a narrow street. You do not need to spend too much time here but as visiting is included in the cost of your entry card to the town it is worth seeing.
Written February 18, 2020
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Alan
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Interesting historic house
Mar 2019 • Couples
Visited the chapel last week, the guide was very knowledgeable and explained the different architectural styles not only of the chapel but of HoiAn in general. Gave us a great insight into HoiAn, very passionate about the chapel and it's history. As always there is the souvenir shop at the end of the tour but unlike other places we weren't pushed into buying, the guide left us alone and we ended up buying two of his paintings that he autographed with beautiful calligraphy.
Written April 13, 2019
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21stCPragmatist
Newbury, UK70 contributions
Completely agree - a hidden gem - enjoy the privacy & intimate atmosphere.
Feb 2019 • Couples
The chapel is relatively easy to find, signposted to the right, tucked away down a narrow street/alley away from the main street a few minutes after you walk over the Japanese bridge from the Old Town direction. We were the only folk to be visiting and spent a pleasant half hour / forty minutes enjoying the privacy and intimate atmosphere. Totally agree with the comments it's a hidden gem and worth the visit. Reference to comments that the owner pressurises visitors to sell his art. Yes he is attentive and yes he invites you to look at his art work. BUT if you don't like/want to buy - say no and walk away. That said the art work offered is equally as good as that sold along the main tourist streets, it is unframed, easier to pack and sold at sensible prices. For any visitors who are thinking of leaving 'negative' comments, we sensed the owner was 'desperate' in his need to sell. As a resident French Professor we had supper with in Saigon flagged to us; "wages are low, education is paid for as is health care here". So for tourists from wealthier parts of the world (though perhaps not culturally) many who have access and choice to either state or private education, health care, pensions, etc. - please think about this before you write.
Written April 1, 2019
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Mary blue
Koh Tao, Thailand9 contributions
Hidden gem of the City & very nice owner!
Mar 2019 • Couples
We were strolling around the city, when my boyfriend met Tung, the owner of the chapel. He speaks english very Well and is very educated and friendly and he showed him some vietnamese phrases. We talked longer with him and he showed us his beautiful little chapel, which is wonderfully built and a very quiet Place to escape the busy City. He explained very much to about the little details and the interesting history of the chapel and showed us his delicate little paintings of flowers and the city of Hoi An. He didn‘t push us to Buy anything, because he understood that we were just Students, but i liked some sunflowers so much that i bought Them for a reasonable price and he even did some calligraphy on the painting for us ! It is the perfect present and honestly the best and personal experience in Hoi An for us !
We will definitely come back to Hoi An and meet Tung again:)
Written March 15, 2019
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Alex S
London, UK16 contributions
Nice little chapel & nice owner
Aug 2018 • Couples
Came across this chapel looking through the old town - well worth a quick stop. Nice architecture & personal tour from owner / descendant of family. Nice to have some history & has a table of art works which you can buy as souvenirs if you like
Written August 22, 2018
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43Martin
Edinburgh, UK15 contributions
A lovely small chapel with very friendly staff
Jun 2018 • Family
Whilst visiting some of the ancient buildings of Hoi An, I visited this lovely chapel. It is small and whilst there is less than in some of the other buildings, there is no push to buy goods. It is also in a rather nice quiet part of town (near the Nu Eatery) and is lovely spot when the heat and tourists become too much. This was one of the places that I felt I was able to talk to locals a little more about Vietnamese history and literature. When I returned with my daughter and wife we were welcomed back and offered iced tea. So whilst it will only take 5-10 minutes of your time, it is lovely and friendly.
Written July 26, 2018
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dr-musik
15 contributions
not as bad as others say!
Mar 2018 • Couples
nice old chapel but nothing really special. owner gave us a tour for free, that took 3 minutes. didn't force us to buy his pictures, but mentioned them a few times.
Written March 18, 2018
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Milan S
Chur, Switzerland19 contributions
Impressive visite
Nov 2017 • Couples
You will get a realy interesting impression of a ancient house from the reagion. You learn a lot about the building, the architecture and how it was to life in old times.
Written November 16, 2017
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Paul D
3 contributions
Lighten up tourists
May 2017 • Couples
Wow, so many people are rude on here when not face to face with the owner/guide. Yes the gentleman would like to sell you his artwork. I did not see it in other shops but then again I wasn't looking. The building itself is beautiful, in very good condition and I personally loved the out of the way and very quiet location. I found the gentleman to also be quieting his manner, though yes, wanting to sell the artwork. Had there been less "selling" I would have very much liked to have explored a very interes collection of artifacts and been able to ask questions and learn more. It's not easy turning into a tour guide and salesman, I think the gentleman could just benefit from constructive feedback and not these angry one star rants over hoping to sell artwork that probably costs less than a couple good Hoi An beers.
Written May 7, 2017
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
Average traditional house
Feb 2017 • Solo
I think some of the other reviews of this place are a little harsh. Whilst this place is nothing particularly special I wouldn't say it is that much different to the other places in Hoi An. The building itself was in quite good condition and there were a few fairly mediocre displays inside. Probably not worth going out of your way to visit, but I wouldn't describe it as terrible.
Written March 1, 2017
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