Phung Hung house- Hoi An Ancient Town

Phung Hung house- Hoi An Ancient Town

Phung Hung house is situated at 4 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street. With the life expectancy of over 20 decades, Phung Hung old house strongly represents a prosperous period of Hoi An.

Thus, Phung Hung old house Hoi An is one of the most impressive destinations which attract thousands of people coming every year to learn about Vietnamese history. Visiting this place in Hoi An and contemplating elegant and charm design is an interesting method to enjoy a peaceful life.

Phung Hung old house’s history

“ Phung Hung” is a beautiful name which was given by the first owner- a Vietnamese businessman.  He is a successful trader specializing in essential goods such as salt, glass, silk, ceramics… He brought all the expectations for success, prosperity into the house’s name. Currently, the host is the offspring of the 8th generation, those still living there and preserve the house remarkably.

Phung Hung old house’s location

Phung Hung old house’s location

Phung hung old house’ architecture

Hoi An Phung Hung old house is a perfect mixture of different architecture styles: Vietnam, Japan, and China. Specifically, the balcony and shutters system belongs to the Chinese architecture and

Japanese architecture is shown via the roof in the central part of the house stretch out four directions is called the “ four seas”. This is definitely the structure of Cau pagoda’s roof. One clear example of Vietnamese style is the system of wooden ribs, horizontal beams, vertical beams, traditional two-directional roofs in the front and the backspaces.  Phung hung old house is considered as the largest and oldest landmark in Hoi An ancient town. A high wooden attic and wide corridors around is a prime example of the significant growth of technical architecture and the exchanges of different styles in the 18 century.

Phung Hung old house is seen as a typical mercantile house in the 19th century in Hoi An urban. The house likes an old man, standing and watching the flow of time of Hoi An urban. The ancient house remains the same structure as the first day of construction and a lot of handicrafts. Therefore, the house is seen as a witness for a flourishing stage of Hoi An ancient town. This is exactly historic elements attract both domestic and foreign tourist from the first sight when going to Hoi An. Thus, today, the house is a must-see destination for all visitors.

Outdoor space of the house

Outdoor space of the house

Along with the Old House of Tan Ky, Phung Hung house Hoi An is considered to be the cultural heritage of hoi An and this house was officially recognized as a national cultural-historical site in June 1993.

Hoi An is a small city located along two sides of the river, flooding is inevitable so that the unique structure of the house is designed to create flexibility. It's attractive and well-designing give old house Phung hung a good reputation all over around the world. The first owner was so intelligent when designing the shuttered door connecting to the garret to transport goods to the second floor.  This not only helps protect goods but also minimizing unnecessary losses in the rainy season. A clear example is all doors of the house which are simultaneous bring the house a relaxed living space and easily detachable when floods occur. Another example is that all 80 iron  pole system stands on a lotus-shaped  stone so as to limit the descending  and dampness for the house and  prevent termites from destroying it

Hoi An Phung Hung house has kept much precious value about architecture, culture , and art. Particularly, the first impression when tourists enter the ancient house is the image of carps carved by carved by carpenters in the Kim Bong Village.  This symbol is a representation of different cultural aspects.  Vietnamese people are always fully aware that the image means wealth and prosperity. On the contrast, Chinese people think it brings luck to the host. In the culture of Japan, it represents strong power.

All souvenir is sold in the ground floor. Phung Hung old house Hoi an is remained original furniture including some wooden old-style cupboards. Nowadays, all souvenir is sold the ground floor and the second floor is used for the ancestor- worship and Thien Hau Holy Mother. There are frequent 7 marble-stone on the table. These are used to decide the departure time before the owner’s distance journeys.

What to do when going to Phung Hung house?

Phung Hung house is situated at 4 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street. Hoi An Phung Hung house opens every day from 08:30 am to 06:00 pm for all visitors to explore lifestyle business in Hoi An urban in the old days.

Over a long time, Phung Hung house is a symbol of the thriving stage of Hoi An trading port. If you have a tendency to visit a tranquil scene – Hoi An, remember to spend a little time discovering the antique culture in the house. Walking with a cup of coffee or tea bought from a street vendor is very romantic while learning about the history and culture of thriving business town three centuries ago. That will absolutely bring us a feeling of relaxing and joy and also help you get away from the busy life in modern cities. Visiting this place in Hoi An as well as contemplating elegant and charming design is an interesting method to enjoy a peaceful life.

Some tips you must know when going to Phung Hung house

  • You should check the information about Hoi An weather.
  • Don’t make too much noise in Phung Hung house.
  • Don’t throw the trash in Phung Hung House.
  • You can buy something to give your parents and friends. The souvenirs are sold at a suitable price. If you think it is quite high, you can bargain.

Phung Hung house is definitely a place that you should go when going to Hoi An Ancient Town. It is a good way to learn more about Vietnamese culture and history. Plan a trip to Hoi An Ancient town and explore Phung Hung house. It will not let you down. Don’t forget to check out our website for further information about new places and experiences in Vietnam.