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Phung Hung Ancient House: Unique one-of-a-kind architecture in Hoi An

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Phung Hung ancient house is unique with the unique architectural interference of 3 cultures: China - Japan - Vietnam and has a history spanning more than 2 centuries in Hoi An. This is truly one of the extremely interesting destinations that should not be missed in your itinerary to explore Hoi An. Let's join HoaBinh Tourist to explore this destination now!

Where is Phung Hung's ancient house?

Phung Hung ancient house is located at 4 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Minh An Ward, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province. Built in the 1780s, the Phung Hung ancient house today still retains its original state with its sophisticated and unique architecture and has become a tourist destination that attracts a large number of tourists every year.

Phung Hung ancient house is located right next to the famous Cau Pagoda, so visitors can easily move here to visit. From Hoi An walking street, Hoi An night market, or Hoi An ancient town center, visitors just need to go to Cau Pagoda to see Phung Hung ancient house, just one house away.

Carrying many important cultural, historical, and artistic architectural significance in Hoi An, on June 29, 1993, Phung Hung ancient house was granted the title of Historical - Cultural Monument. Nation.

Ticket price to visit Phung Hung ancient house in Hoi An

Phung Hung Ancient House in Hoi An is one of the relics that requires a ticket to visit. However, the entrance ticket price is also quite affordable. With only 80,000 VND/Vietnamese visitors and 120,000 VND/ international visitors, you can visit all 3 ancient houses: Phung Hung, Duc An ancient house, and Quan Thang ancient house.

Learn about the history of the Phung Hung ancient house in Hoi An

Phung Hung ancient house was built around the end of the 18th century by a Vietnamese merchant with the purpose of trading items such as cinnamon, pepper, salt, silk, ceramics, and glass. Until now, this ancient house has existed for more than 240 years.

The name "Phung Hung" was given by the homeowner to mean "prosperous" with the wish for smooth and prosperous business. Up to now, the house is being preserved and lived here by the 8th generation descendants.

Explore Phung Hung ancient house in Hoi An with unique architecture 

An ancient house was built with a wooden frame, brick gable wall area, and yin-yang tile roof. The columns, purlins, and beams are delicately and elaborately carved. The overall architecture of Hoi An Phung Hung ancient house is the intersection of three cultural features: Japan, China, and Vietnam.

Looking from the outside, the facade of this Hoi An ancient house will be divided into 3 compartments and 2 floors. In the middle is the main aisle, and on both sides are two large sales doors. The unique feature of Phung Hung ancient house in particular and all ancient houses in Hoi An in general is that above the main door there will be two door eyes - door gods. This is known as one of the spiritual decorations and unique architectural marks in Hoi An. Mon Than will be used as a guard to keep the house from being harmed by bad things.

Moving inside the Hoi An Phung Hung ancient house, the first space is the place of sale, preserved and decorated with furniture in its original state. To get to the next room, visitors will have to go through a door with a horizontal painting with the words "The Duc Luu Quang". On both sides of the door are two ancient parallel sentences with intricately carved motifs.

Moving to the next room is the reception area, which has a multi-story design with the intention of capturing natural light into the house. Above the second floor, there will be a wooden railing surrounding it. The roof has a four-sided Four Seas architecture. The special feature of this roof is that it is higher than the adjacent roof to create airy space.

The innermost space is the homeowner's living area. Here is a wooden staircase leading to the 2nd floor. Moving to the 2nd floor of this area is the main worship place of the house. There is an altar to worship ancestors at Thien Hau Thanh Mau. The architecture of this area is imbued with ancient Vietnamese features. In particular, this place also has a square door called a trap door that helps transfer goods from below to the top if there is a flood.

The front porch of the 2nd floor is designed in Chinese architectural style with a crab shell ceiling and a support frame carved in the shape of a carp. The image of the carp in Vietnamese, Japanese, and Chinese cultures will carry the meanings of prosperity, power, and luck, respectively. Besides the special architectural features, when visiting Phung Hung ancient house, visitors can also admire the antiques and ceramic artifacts that are hundreds of years old and are kept here.

Some famous tourist attractions near Phung Hung ancient house

In addition to the itinerary to explore the more than 240-year-old Phung Hung ancient house, near Hoi An ancient town, there are many other famous tourist destinations that visitors can also combine sightseeing with, such as:

  • Covered Bridge: A Japanese-style temple spanning a branch of the Thu Bon River Previously, Cau Pagoda used to be a very important place responsible for regulating traffic and travel in the port town of Hoi An.
  • Hoi An Night Market: Where you can have fun, enjoy Hoi An standard cuisine, and shop for unique gifts to take home as gifts after your trip. The market is open from 5:00 p.m. to about 11:00 p.m. daily.
  • Phuc Kien Assembly Hall: A typical cultural architectural work with many meanings and historical marks associated with many generations in Hoi An. This assembly hall possesses magnificent architecture, delicate carvings, and magnificent splendor, with a dominant red color tone that stands out throughout the entire area.

HoaBinh Tourist believes that the journey to discover Phung Hung ancient house will definitely leave you with many unforgettable memories. If you have the opportunity to come to Hoi An, do not miss this attractive tourist destination. Hopefully through this article, visitors will have more useful information to make their visit as complete as possible. If you need advice about Hoi An tours, please contact our hotline at 0939.311.911 - 0913.311.911 for updated specific information.


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