Quan Thang old house

Quan Thang is currently seen as one of the nicest ancient houses in Hoi An. Built in the early 18th century, this private house was originally owned by a prosperous Captain called Quan Thang. The lively and fine architecture and sculptures were made by craftsmen of Kim Bong carpentry village.

 Quan Thang old house

Quan Thang old house is over 150 year old and carries the architecture style of Hoa Ha, China. Throughout the years, the style as well as interior decoration of the house has been lovingly preserved. That helps us at least partly imagine the lifestyle of its generations of owners, who belonged to the merchant class in Hoi An in the past.

Built in the early 18th century, this private house was originally owned by a prosperous Captain called Quan Thang. The lively and fine architecture and sculptures were made by craftsmen of Kim Bong carpentry village. The inside is decorated tastefully and the arrangement of the furniture has been kept intact. The walls surrounding the yard are ornate with beautiful blue ceramics shards. The house is very impressive, with artistic work everywhere: on the beams, the auxiliary arched roof, the wattles, shutters, balusters and even on the rafter finials – all are masterpieces of decoration in the oriental style.

The inside is decorated tastefully. The arrangement of the furniture has been kept in tact. The walls surrounding the yard are ornate with beautiful blue ceramics shards. The house is very impressing with artistic work everywhere: on the beams, the auxiliary arched roof, the wattles, shutters, balusters and even the rafter finials – all are masterpieces of decoration in the oriental style.

It is a stunning piece of oriental architecture in all its glory. The Quan Thang family has maintained the house diligently and the results are obvious. Walking through its fine verandahs, observing its arched roof and intricate details, one is certainly transported to a bygone era.

This 18th century house is sure to evoke a sense of awe and admiration in anyone who appreciates beauty and harmony.

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