Tourists cannot resist the lure of Hoi An’s poetic and picturesque landscapes, traditional handicrafts and its original architectures including old houses, pagodas. One of them, Tan Ky Old House is the most well-preserved one in Hoi An. The name “Tan Ky” literally means “Progress Shop” which expresses the owner’s hope for a prosperous business. Located at 101 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, approximately 200 year-old existence, it complies with Japanese and Chinese architectural geniuses divided into four rooms of its own function.
Each room is packed with various valuable antiques; unique arts decorated in the walls, and curved images of dragon, fruits in the beams of roof. Currently, Tan Ky Old House preserves many original paintings such as “Tich Duc Luu Ton” (teach moral sense to descendants), “Tam Thuong Thai” (keep calm)… What makes Tan Ky Old House unique is storing “Bach Dieu” which was written 100 strokes.
Tan Ky Old House has been honored to be a national historical vestige, and also the sole old houses in Hoi An welcoming the heads of state, politicians, and both domestic and international tourists.