Cantonese Assembly Hall- Hoi An Assembly Halls

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Introduction

Cantonese Assembly Hall (Quang Dong Assembly Hall) is known as an important historical relic of Hoi An ancient town. With the architectural style of the Chinese, this is a place that attracts many tourists to visit and explore.

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Quang Dong Assembly Hall is located in the center of Hoi An ancient town and is also a special religious place for the Chinese people when they first settled here. If you plan to travel to Hoi An, do not forget to visit this unique place.

Cantonese Assembly Hall Location

Cantonese Assembly Hall is located on Tran Phu’s “heritage road” with many unique architectural works of great historical significance. Located in the center of Hoi An ancient town, a lot of visitors come here every day to hear explanations about the Assembly Hall of Cantonese.

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Address: 176 Tran Phu Street, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province.
Opening hours: 6 am – 4 pm.

How to get there?

With a primary location, you can easily visit this assembly hall when exploring Hoi An ancient town. But to understand deeply about this Chinese clubhouse, you should book our Hoi An street food tour, Hoi An City Tour 1 Day, Hoi An Jeep tour to countryside, Hoi An lantern-making tour, Hoi An Basket Boat TourHoi An Walking Tour By Night via Culture Pham Travel.

If you stay in Hue, Dong Hoi, Phong Nha, or Da Nang, you also can book our Hoi An private car transfer with an English-speaking driver to visit this assembly hall and other highlight attractions such as

Quang Dong Assembly Hall History

In the past, from the 15th century to the 19th century, Hoi An ancient town was very busy with an international trading port, which attracted many Chinese people to trade and live. The Assembly Hall was built in the 1885s of the 18th century by a Chinese merchant. Originally to worship Confucius and the Heavenly Lady, after 1911, it was converted to worship Tien Hien and Quan Cong.

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This place is considered a very important religious and spiritual place for traders and a place for community activities, meetings of compatriots, and helping each other in life and business.

Its Name’s Meaning

Cantonese Assembly Hall is also known as Quang Trieu or Ong Pagoda because inside worships Quan Cong – a famous Chinese general. According to the beliefs of the Chinese people, the mandarin with the six words “Loyalty, Justice, Faith, Wisdom, Humanity, Courage” will be the “Luck” deity to help their business run smoothly.

Cantonese Assembly Hall Architecture

The architecture of the assembly hall is a harmonious combination of wood and stone. The decorative details of the assembly hall are intricately carved, giving it an unmistakable character.

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The complex of Quang Dong Assembly hall is built in a closed manner in the shape of the word “national” on the high and wide ground. It is including a three-way gate, a garden with many ornamental plants, a communal house, the east and west sides houses, the main hall, and the backyard.

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Three-door gate: Just entering the gate, visitors will admire 3 large paintings of 3 famous mandarins of the Three Kingdoms period, namely Luu Bi, Truong Phi, and Quan Cong.

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The front hall: On a large scale, this place consists of stone walls that are intricately carved. The roof with many layers is shaped high and interspersed with embossed figures bearing ancient legends.

The campus: Including a large garden, with many ornamental plants that are meticulously cared for and trimmed. In the middle of the yard, there is a large lake, inside is the image of a winding dragon carved based on the legend “Carp turned dragon”.

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Main hall: With a large space, characterized by large supporting pillars divided into 3 compartments: the middle one worships Quan Cong, and the other two sides worship good-fortune god and richness god.

Right- Left halls: connected to the main hall, for contract signing and important meetings.

Backstage area: The backyard of the clubhouse is very spacious with green trees. The highlight is the intricately carved dragon-shaped fountain and the large-sized Quan Cong picture.

Valuable Antiquities

At present, the Cantonese Assembly Hall still retains ancient antiquity with high value such as four large horizontal paintings, a pair of Chinese porcelain pedestals, a bronze urn up to 1.6 meters high, etc.

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There is a painting of Quan Cong riding a horse to protect Liu Bei’s wife, which is solemnly hung on the stone wall at the assembly hall. According to the explanation of the Cantonese Assembly Hall, this painting is associated with a true historical story in China.

Cantonese Assembly Hall Festivals

In the first lunar month of every year, at the assembly hall, the Nguyen Tieu festival will be held to pray for a year of favorable rain and wind, favorable business, and meeting fellow countrymen.

In addition, on the 24th day of the 6th lunar month, there is also a huge Quan Cong festival to pay respects to the talented general. This is also a very interesting festival in Hoi An that you should not miss.

Important notes

Because it is located in a tourist destination, you need to pay attention to choosing the right outfit when visiting this sacred place. Do not wear short pants/skirts, two-piece tops, or flashy makeup.

Do not speak, laugh loudly because this is considered taboo. Keep the landscape clean and respectful by disposing of garbage in the right place.

Recommended the use of flat shoes, hats, umbrellas, and sunscreen to be able to easily visit many tourist attractions in Hoi An.

Attractions nearby Quang Dong Assembly Hall

Located in a central location, near the assembly hall, there are many other beautiful tourist attractions that you can combine to visit when coming here.

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Hoi An Ancient Town: It is impossible not to mention the famous lantern city with more than 1000 relics, ancient architecture is still kept almost intact such as ancient houses, lantern streets, communal houses, pagodas … Coming to Hoi An ancient town, tourists will enjoy the fresh air, open space and immerse yourself in the beauty of ancient architecture and the warm hospitality of the people here.

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Quan Cong Temple: As a spiritual tourist destination when coming to Hoi An, Ong pagoda is a famous tourist destination for a long time. Built in the 17th century, up to now, Ong Pagoda still retains its unique architecture, intact with many valuable antiques of great historical significance.

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Phuc Kien Assembly Hall is a famous tourist destination with bold Chinese architecture. Fujian is the most beautiful of the three famous assembly halls in Hoi An. This place is worshiped by the god Tien Hien and is recognized by the state as a national historical and cultural relic.

Cantonese Assembly Hall is a must-check-in tourist attraction that attracts all kinds of tourists nowadays. To easily explore tourist attractions in Da Nang, Hoi An, please book our Hoi An Tours via Culture Pham Travel & Transport. We are willing to customize the itinerary following your requests.

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