Hoi An is always an attractive destination for those who wish to visit once to discover the quaintness of this place. And perhaps the Thuong Thuong Assembly Hall has contributed to this land a very specific feature, not only for the Chinese meeting hall in particular but also Hoi An in general. Along with VNTRIP.VN find out what interesting things from the Assembly Hall of the earliest establishment in Hoi An!
According to the Han – Nom records and the epitaph recorded, Duong Thuong Assembly Hall was built in about 1741, that is, several hundred years have passed, it took 3 centuries and although it has been restored many times. but this place retains the same architectural style from the beginning of construction to the present day.
The Assembly Hall is the place to worship Thien Hau Thanh Mau with contributions from merchants of the Five States, which are Guangdong, Fujian, Hainan, Chaozhou, Gia Ung. Not only that, this is also the place where the children from the same hometown (also known as the council of compatriots) meet and help each other to trade and do business. You will see a stele clearly stating 10 conferences of the Chinese in the process of doing business in Hoi An with the title of beer “Duong Thuong Hoi Cong Cong Chieu Cong”. The Assembly Hall also underwent many different names such as Giang Triet Hoi Quan, the name of the Five Bang Assembly Hall was named because this place was a common activity of the five major Chinese guilds at that time. In 1928, the name was changed to Chinese Assembly Hall, later it became a place to organize cultural learning – learning Chinese for the children of the clan should have another name is Le Nghia Pagoda. There are so many names because of the actual conditions of the guild’s existence, but basically it retains its original function, presence and role in cultural life. of the Chinese in Hoi An has not changed.
Duong Thuong Assembly Hall is located at 64 Tran Phu, very close to Phuc Kien Assembly Hall. The architecture of this place is basically similar to the typical architecture of other Chinese guilds but differs in the intricate carvings and pillars structure different from the other ones. You will see the stone diaphragm engraved with the four words “Trung Hội Hội Quán”, and a royal painting on the back, the words “Thiên Hạ vi công” is transmitted according to the original penmanship of Tôn Trung Sơn. In addition, you will also see the fake husband who was carved by the ancient Chinese very sophisticatedly, exquisitely with flexible dragon head. On the two sides, there are two gates of East – East: Charity and peace. Going around behind you will be a large yard with paved stone and many ornamental plants, flowers and trees to create a green space for the campus of the Assembly hall. To the West and East of the yard are two long rows of terraces and vi vi. This is where the Chinese family’s children learn Chinese at all levels – high school.
Inside the hall is built with many wooden frames with a tall system of rafter columns, painted with magnificent and beautiful paint. The nave that came to worship of Thien Hau Thanh Mau is the extremely sacred guardian goddess worshiped by the Chinese people, the two sides are Quan Am Bodhisattva and Tai Bach Tinh Quan, including both Thien Ly gods. Longan and Shunde. In addition, you will also see the model of a sailboat similar to those used by the ancient Chinese as a means of trading and trading on the sea.
Along with the Fujian Assembly Hall , Duong Thuong Assembly Hall is one of the leading clubs in the ancient town of Hoi An, which is visited by many Chinese people, worshiping and living. There are many Chinese tourists who are all excited about the history of the guild. If you have the opportunity to visit Hoi An Quang Nam, you should remember this shop so you can know a part of the ancient Chinese culture when living on Vietnamese soil and see the contribution of this club. in Hoi An ancient and present cultural architecture.