The destination that tourists can’t miss.
The German ancient house is located at 129 Tran Phu Street, right in the center of Hoi An’s old town. Not only that, it is also very close to the Japanese Covered Bridge, which has attracted a lot of attention from tourists when they come here. With a lifespan of over 180 years, the house exudes a sense of antiquity and tranquility, reflecting the imprint of time as well as the ancient cultural traits in every detail.
It not only preserves the overall condition of the house, but even the smallest objects inside, such as pens or ink, are carefully preserved by the owner of this place, both to show dedication to ancestors and to provide visitors with a more authentic glimpse into the ancient culture of this place.
Until now, there have been 6 generations living in this house, and every year it is renovated to preserve almost entirely the beauty of ancient times.
The unique architecture of the house.
The German An ancient house combines the characteristics of ancient Vietnamese architecture and Chinese style. Its overall area is quite large compared to a typical house in the old town center. With a length of 39 meters and a width of up to 7 meters, it has a tube-shaped structure and a courtyard in the middle.
The front of the house features a unique, traditional design. It has a system of three doors, with the main entrance in the middle and two large windows on either side. These windows are elevated about 70 to 80 centimeters above the ground. What sets this house apart is that the entire front portion is made of wood, giving it a sense of antiquity at first glance. Moreover, unlike other traditional houses, the three doors here are quite distinctive. The main door is low, not much taller than an adult’s height. The two side doors, on the other hand, are not typical doors but rather horizontal wooden panels, known locally as “cửa ván sáng.”
The historical significance remains enduring over time.
Not only does the ancient German house hold cultural and architectural beauty, but it also serves as a significant witness, tied to the heroic name of comrade Cao Hong Lanh during our country’s earlier resistance war.