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“Please let me look at the house and not have to buy anything...!”

Old House of Tan Ky
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Hoi An Walking Half-Day Tour
Ranked #53 of 132 things to do in Hoi An
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Owner description: This beautiful private home, built around an open courtyard and filled with antiques, is over two hundred years old.
Reviewed December 20, 2012

This has the potential to be really good. It's a nice old house with beautiful wooden beams and lots of artefacts. However, the tour you're forced into takes 5 mins, most of which is you being told very very quick things and then told to "come here please" without any time to look around. Then the guide takes you to a table and asks everyone what year they were born in so she can tell them whether it's monkey, dog etc and then try and sell them a pendant. They literally just start asking people directly if they want to buy while everyone is still in a big group, making the chances of selling anything rather low. My suggestion - go in and look around and try and ignore the tour as much as possible!

2  Thank Alan R
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

Most of the ancient houses that you can visit using the paid coupons are more like gift shops. at Tan Ky house, take a minute to admire the architecture and the horrible flood levels before making your way out. Should not spend more than 30min here.

2  Thank Carplaneshiptrain
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

One of the old house in Hoian ancient town. Make a walking time around the town to get interesting things. Nice place to go shopping and make tailor beside having the combination of visiting this old house. one of sites to see in Hoian

Thank ecotravelvietna... m
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

A small old house with old furnitures.The only thing new is the toilet.Nothing very much to see.We just walked through it in 3 minutes!

Thank Chan_Y1188
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

I was really interested in visiting this house after reading a blurb in the local guide. I should have checked with TripAdvisor. The house has potential to be quite interesting but the current intent is to use it to attract tourists so they can be sold junk. The history took less than 5 minutes - just pointing put a few things of note - they could have been much more informative but were more interested in selling coins. If you weren't buying they weren't interested and went on to the next tourists. If you really want to go, allow 15 minutes and keep your hands in your pockets.

1  Thank shutter51
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