We bought the combo ticket good for up to five of the old town attractions, and we managed to find four to go in.
1. Phuc Kien Assembly Hall
One of several 19th century Chinese assembly halls. Shrines, sculpture, carvings, bonsai, etc. Very pretty but also easy to overdose. The spiral things hanging from the ceiling are long incense sticks that must burn for weeks or months.
2. The folkloric music performance
This was the most ham-fisted production I can ever remember seeing. Traditional instruments and seemingly well-trained musicians and singers and dancers, but all stuck behind a bunch of bad artistic choices. Flashing lights, sappy choreography, and then this:
3. The old merchant house
This was the neatest of the attractions we saw. A 300 year old house, supposedly in the current family’s hands for six generations.
The light in those pictures make them look painted.
One of the previous generations.
4. I can’t even remember