One of the oldest meeting halls, contributing to making Hoi An ancient town more bold and ancient is the Cantonese Assembly Hall . With unique architecture from Chinese style, it is located in the heart of the old town so the meeting hall attracts a large number of domestic and international tourists to visit and learn about this interesting destination.
Located at 176 Tran Phu Street, right near to Cau Pagoda, this place is easy for visitors to admire the unique architecture. About the history of the Cantonese Assembly Hall , this hall was built around the end of the 18th century. The time from the 15th to the 19th century, Hoi An was one of the main commercial ports of our country, not only that, but also many Chinese people came to settle down and do business. And a Chinese Guangdong merchant association, when it came here decided to build a bar in 1885 to make it a place of belief and a place to gather community activities, compatriots, meet regularly to help each other in business and other life needs.
The Cantonese Assembly Hall in Hoi An is also known as the Assembly Hall of Quang Trieu or another name is Ong Pagoda because inside the temple of Quan Cong, a Chinese general symbolizes six words: , valiant, “but these six words are the necessary morals for businesses to prosper. With a unique architecture built in the shape of the country, from wood and stone materials, the meeting hall is a closed work with a three-door gate, with a large garden decorated with ornamental trees, in the middle is a communal house, on both sides of the East-West house, the main hall and the backyard, … quite similar to other clubs in Hoi An.
If traveling as a tour, you will hear the tour guide explaining the Cantonese Assembly Hall very full, details of the entire architecture from detail to overall, along with historical documents. The first is a prominent three-door gate on Tran Phu street, with materials made from stone, exquisitely carved with mascots such as dragons, phoenixes, unicorns, etc. Next step into the courtyard, you will see a fountain with a dragon statue winding, imposing, majestic. In addition, you can visit the East and the West, the two sides of the house are built quite simply, connecting the main hall with the electricity, you will also see the paintings on the walls surrounding the yard, drawn by the Extremely skillful hands. The garden with many ornamental plants, false bon trees and fountains is extremely harmonious and green.
In the middle of the Hoi An Cantonese Assembly Hall is a large main hall divided into 3 spaces: the nave in the center of Quan Cong, the two sides on either side are the time of Phuoc Duc Chanh Than and Tai Bach’s army, historical records recorded before the year. In 1885, she worshiped Lady Hậu Hậu and Đức Khổng Từ but since 1911 she moved to worship Quan Công and money sage. The space is airy and decorated in harmony with a massive system of rafters firmly connected with the husband. There are many valuable artifacts from ceramics such as the couple of celadon porcelain or four large diaphragm pictures, a censer of 1.6m high and 0.6m wide made of bronze, images simulating plays, literature A record of the daily life of the Guangdong community here.
Every year, on the full moon day of the first lunar month, the Cantonese Assembly Hall in Hoi An organizes the Nguyen Tieu festival, with traditional rituals, Tien Hien anniversary ceremony, praying for a peaceful new year, Eat tons of fortune, wealth, including banquet halls again. As of June 24 in the lunar calendar, Quan Cong festival will be held to pay respect to the talented general. The festival is mostly to commemorate as well as connect the community, preserve the traditional culture, and also attract a lot of visitors to learn about the faith here.
Traveling to the old town, in addition to other famous places, remember to visit the Assembly Hall of Guangdong with more than 100 years of existence to be able to personally explore the ancient Chinese traditions, pray for peace for yourself and Family at the main hall, admire the unique architecture of this guild!