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“Ask for a guide--the service is complimentary” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Old House of Phun Hung

The Old House of Phun Hung
Ranked #34 of 116 things to do in Hoi An
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Owner description: Another interesting Hoi An home, this one is constructed using eighty columns; the roof is traditional convex and concave interlocking tiles known as Yin and Yang style.
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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187 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Ask for a guide--the service is complimentary”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

Architecturally, we liked this house best. Also, we got a guide who, though was perfunctory at best, at least gave some information about the house. Almost the entire house is open to tourists, and we were also offered cups of (diluted) green tea upstairs, a favourite with the Vietnamese.

Visited May 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
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Stockholm, Sweden
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35 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

What an interesting building, and even more fascinating to learn the people doing the tour in the house all still actually live there. The Old house was interesting. It showed the flood levels over the past twenty years, contained some beautiful old furniture and showed the layout of a traditional home.

Visited April 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Anient building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

The building itself looked really ancient but surprisingly well maintained. We were impressed with the wood cravings & layout of the furnitures.

Visited April 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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316 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

In some ways more interesting than the House of Tan Ky because a guide took one round, but there was a slight feeling of pressure to buy the things they had for sale. Apart from that it was an interesting blend of the architectural influences in the late 1700's of Chinese, Japanese & Vietnamese. The house was supported by 80 wooden columns with a gallery running round the 1st floor enclosed with wooden shutters and there were many lovely antique pieces & porcelain. Quite amazing how these old houses have survived the frequent flooding over the centuries of the Thu Bon River. They told us that it had flooded last year & how they moved all the furniture up to the 1st floor!

Visited March 2013
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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“Better tour than Tan Ky House”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

At least they took you around this house before dumping you into the gift shop. It was interesting but we were pretty much done with the tours that drop us in a shop.

Visited April 2013
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