Tan Ky ancient house is well-known as the most beautiful ancient house in Hoi An for its unique structure and architecture.
Besides, there are a lot of precious ancient objects that are attractive to visitors there.
Tan Ky ancient house is located at 101 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province. It was built in 1741.
The 200-year-old house has two floors in tube shape and two faces. One faces to Nguyen Thai Hoc Street and another to Bach Dang, which is suitable for its owner’s business.
The skylight helps the house to be airier and lighter. The interior decoration is rather fine with delicately carved wooden columns and other things made of brick, pottery, stone and wood coming from Bat Trang (Ha Noi), Thanh Hoa, Non Nuoc (Da Nang).
Tan Ky ancient house was built by skilled artisans from Kim Bong carpentry village, the best-known craft village of Quang Nam at that time. The architecture of Tan Ky ancient house is a combination of traditional Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese styles.
There are a lot of precious objects exhibited in Tan Ky ancient house, including Chinese characters drawings, distiches, and water-colour paintings.
Confucian bowls are ancient things made in China. The special feature of the bowl is that it can keep only 80% of the water poured into.
Tan Ky house has been recognized as Vietnam’s national heritage and UNESCO world cultural heritage.