Hoi An Ancient Houses

Some of the main architectural attractions…

More than 1254 artistic or architectural structures have been officially identified in Hoi An. These include shop houses, family chapels, communal houses, assembly halls, pagodas, churches, bridges, wells, markets, temples and tombs.

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Hoi An ancient houses reflect a wonderful combination of Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and French architectures. They can be classified into five styles:

•    The first style is the one-storey building with wooden facade, built in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. They are mainly located along Tran Phu St, with a typical example located at 48 Tran Phu St.

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• The second style is the two–storey building with eaves, built in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. A typical example is located at 5 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St.

ancient3•    The third style is the two-storey building with wooden floors and balconies, built in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

• The fourth style is the two-storey brick building, built in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. They are located along Tran Phu St and Nguyen Thai Hoc St.

• The fifth style is the two-storey French style building, dating back to the early twentieth century. They can be found on the western end of Nguyen Thai Hoc St.

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