via Vietnam Express, 22 February 2021: Spotlight on a 18th century shophouse in the historic city of Hoi An.
The 240-year-old Phung Hung House in Hoi An stands virtually as it did when it was first built, incorporating Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese designs.
The house stands at No.4 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in the ancient town near the Chua Cau (Pagoda Bridge). It was built in 1780 by a Vietnamese merchant when Hoi An, a national trading port, was at its peak. In the past, the place used to sell products like cinnamon, pepper, salt, silk, chinaware and glassware.
The present owners and residents are the eighth generation descendants of the merchant, continuing to preserve the house close to its original state.