Fujian Assembly Hall

Fujian Assembly Hall, Hoi An

This Assembly Hall is located at 46 Tran Phu Street and known as a place belongs to the largest ethnic group in Hoi An (the Fujian), Fujian Assembly Hall is 625 m to city center and 21 km to the airport. The Fujian Hall is the most prominent among five assembly halls in Hoi An

The house was a pagoda called Kim Son originally, which was built by Viet people living in Hoi An in 1692. Over the time, and in 1759 the owners had to sell it to the rich Phuc Kien traders from China who came to Hoi An, so that it could be restored. After the restoration, the pagoda was renamed “Fujian (Phuc Kien) Assembly Hall”.

Coming here you can observe many special things abour architecture. There are lots of animal symbols in the design and architecture of the Fujian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien). The mosaic fountain inside the assembly hall bears a fish sculpture that is a symbol of achievement, there are other animals such as dragon, unicorn, phoenix, turtle and so on. Besides, Fujian Assembly Hall also is full of statues, bronze bells and drums with lacquered works of art lining up in a vivid celebration of Fujian artistry.

The main hall have the statue of Avalokitesvara sitting in mediation in a glass cage. A big incense burner is placed at the front of the statue. On the left of the incense table is the statue of the God of Thien Ly Nhan (thousand-mile vision) and the right is the God of Thuong Phong Nhi (thousand-mile hearing). The rear of the main hall is dedicated to the worship of Thien Hau Holy Mother. Her statue seats in mediation and the place at the centre of the back sanctuary is dedicated to six generals of the Ming Dynasty who came from Phuoc Kien Province.

The Fujian Assembly hall is also a Cultural Heritage site and is much visited today by tourist all over the world.

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