Tan Ky Ancient House
The design of Tan Ky House shows how local architecture incorporated Japanese and Chinese influences.
Location: Located at 101 Nguyen Thai Hoc Road, Hoi An Town, Quang Nam Province.
Characteristics: Tan Ky House was constructed almost two centuries ago as the house of a Vietnamese merchant. It has always been lovingly preserved and now looks almost exactly as it did in the early 19thcentury.
The design of Tan Ky House shows how local architecture incorporated Japanese and Chinese influences. Japanese elements include the crab shell-shaped ceiling supported by three beams in the living room. Chinese poems written in mother-of-pearl are hanging from a number of the columns that hold up the roof.
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