The Tran Family Chapel, built solely for worship not living quarters in 1802, offers an interesting insight into a family temple and adds another element to visiting all of the old houses. Chinese and Japanese architecture are the prominent styles. On the walls surrounding the altar are photos of all the deceased ancestors. Wooden boxes stand on the altar itself, each one a tribute to a past ancestor, a way of representing them before photography which we found interesting. As with the old houses, a guide gives you an introductory background talk and shows you around.
Yes there was the obligatory walk through the souvenir section but it was nice to see the architecture and observe a local family's homage to their ancestors. Worth a 10 minute visit if you are walking nearby.
When you buy your ticket to enter the Old Town, it's only a small amount and all the money goes into the ongoing restoration of the town, you also receive entrance into five of the 21 places of interest to visit. We used one of our tickets for entrance here.
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