The vivid yellow of Tan Ky House ensures that it stands out at the waterfront The vivid yellow of Tan Ky House ensures that it stands out at the waterfront
30 Sep 2012

The houses in Hoi An dates back to the 18th and 19th century. Some had been lovingly preserved by successive generations of families living in the houses up till today.

The Tan Ky House is a two-storey shophouse built in the late eighteenth-century. It incorporates influences from Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese architectural styles, which is a typical characteristic in Hoi An. Situated next to the Thu Bon River, floods are an annual occurrence in the river city. As the back of the house is literally meters away from the river, it is often flooded. Marks on one wall inside the house recorded a few of the recent flood heights. One flood in 1964, said to be the worst flood ever in Hoi An, almost covered the entire ground level.

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