For any foreign tourists when coming to Hoi An, Vietnam normally, famous check-in places should be listed as follow: Hoi An Ancient Town, Japanese Bridge Pagoda (Chùa Cầu), Tan Ky (Tấn Ký) Ancient Houses, Phung Hung (Phùng Hưng) Ancient Houses, An Bang Beach, and so on; however, sometimes, they forget a historical place, which might have been in the list of must-check-in places in Hoi An. Those are the old Chinese Assembly Halls in Hoi An Ancient Town. If you have a trip there, remember to visit the following addresses that are going to be given to you right after.
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Chinese Assembly Halls in Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam province, Vietnam
1. Phuc Kien Assembly Hall (Hội quán Phúc Kiến)
One of the most valuable and well-known Chinese assembly halls in Hoi An Ancient Town is Phuc Kien (Phúc Kiến).
– Address: No. 46, Tran Phu Street, Hoi An
It is said that any local tourists come to Hoi An cannot skip Phuc Kien Assembly Hall because of its historical values. In 1972, Phuc Kien was built in Hoi An. The construction belongs to Fujian people living in the Ancient Town. As you might know, almost all Chinese constructions are built in a skillful manner. Phuc Kien is not an exception. The main hall with the impressive architectural design worships the Goddess who blesses businessmen. Besides, the Hall also stores many historical statues, kettledrums, incensories, paints, and other valuable items. Time flies, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall has been experienced many preservations that improve the beauty and condition of the construction. Thanks to Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, Hoi An’s culture is cumulated and diversified with Fukian culture.
Coming to Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, visitors can freely check-in with the typical and special design of the hall. It would be a great place for you to create unique pictures for your trip. It is fortunate that on Tran Phu street and nearby areas, there are many local food stores and restaurants that you can enjoy.
2. Hai Nam Assembly Hall (Hội quán Hải Nam)
It is no lack of check-in attractions in Hoi An. Recently, the local government has grand opened a new Assembly Hall to welcome visitors, named Hai Nam (Hải Nam). Actually, the Hall was built in the 19th Century and recently, it has been reopened to welcome tourists.
– Address: No. 10, Tran Phu Street
It is convenient that the Hall is near the walking street in Hoi An Ancient Town. In the past, Hai Nam Assembly Hall was called as Quynh Phu (Quỳnh Phủ) Assembly Hall. It was constructed based on Chinese antique design. Luckily, Hai Nam has fully preserved the main hall, Eastern House, Western House, front yard as well as a backyard. Moreover, its religion also remains unchanged for hundreds of years. A special thing Hai Nam Assembly Hall, in comparison to Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, stores less historical value but the design is very eye-catching, which would be a great background for your poses.
You can combine Hai Nam and Phuc Kien into your visit because they are very near each other.
3. Quang Dong Assembly Hall (Hội quán Quảng Đông)
Along Tran Phu street, you can easily find out Quang Dong (Quảng Đông) Assembly Hall, which was built in 1885. The hall is a perfect combination of wooden and rock materials along with skillful, elaborate, and sophisticated carving pattern. Quang Dong Assembly Hall contributes a magnificent and majestic appearance to Hoi An Ancient Town.
– Address: No. 176 Tran Phu Street
The hall brings along the typical style of Guangdong people in China. If you are a China-lover, you can realize the differences between the assembly halls in Hoi An.
4. Trieu Chau Assembly Hall (Hội quán Triều Châu)
One out of the most famous and traditional assembly halls in Hoi An is Trieu Chau (Triều Châu). Located on Nguyen Duy Hieu Street (Nguyễn Duy Hiệu), from Tran Phu Street (Trần Phú) toward Cua Dai Beach (Cửa Đại) direction, Trieu Chau Assembly Hall silently stands with time.
– Address: 157 Nguyen Duy Hieu Street
This hall was belonging to Chinese people, originating from Trieu Chau province, in the past. Since 1845, the hall has been built and come into Chinese spirit life. Local activities were gathered here, and the community also took Trieu Chau Hall as a religious place for worshipping “Phục Ba” God, who controlled the ocean power in order to wish for a safe and sound life on the sea. For many people, Trieu Chau is among the most special and valuable constructions in Hoi An Ancient Town. In comparison to other halls, Trieu Chau possesses the most historical and long-lasting works of art such as carving patterns, ceramic works, and folk legends. Annually, on 16th of January in the lunar calendar, there is a lavish dedicating ceremony as a moon night comes out. The ceremony attracts the participation of the local community as well as nearby areas including Hue, Danang, Quang Ngai, and so on.
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A tour to Chinese Assembly Halls in Hoi An Ancient Town could be an interesting suggestion for you to go. Besides, local food is always available on the streets, especially Tran Phu street, so that you needn’t worry about lunch or dinner. Don’t forget to try some sweeties in Hoi An. Let’s go and share with us about Hoi An Assembly Halls. Visit us at Vina.com to discover other interesting attractions in Vietnam.