Old merchants house in Hoi An – Many of the old merchant houses are lived in by the locals, but fortunately are beautifully preserved. They can be typically described as having a narrow and lofty interior with a barrel vault ceiling. The street entrance has a shop front where the merchant used to display his goods. This is still used for his purpose n modern Hoi An with its numerous galleries and antique shops.
Some of popular merchant houses are Phung Hung, Tan Ky, Diep Dong Nguyen…
Phung Hung old house was built more than 100 years ago and possessed a unique architecture. It has a high wooden ceiling and large corridors. Phung Hung house have not carved at all by the owner on purpose. On the 29th of June 1993, the house was listed as a national historical vestige.
Many local and international searchers and travelers think about Diep Dong Nguyen old house as a treasure because there are many antique things are displayed in that house. It opens for everyone without security guard but nothing have been lost.