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Quang Dong Assembly Hall

The Quang Dong Assembly Hall or Cantonese Assembly hall is famous as an important historical relic of Hoi An ancient town. With Chinese-style architecture, this is a place that attracts many tourists to visit and explore. Let’s learn more about this interesting tourist destination with Origin Vietnam.

1. Where is the Quang Dong Assembly Hall?

The Quang Dong Assembly Hall is located at 176 Tran Phu Street, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. About 28 km from Da Nang city and about 120 km southeast of Hue city.

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2. How is Quang Dong Assembly Hall unique?

Hoi An Quang Dong Assembly Hall is used as a place for community and religious activities of the Chinese association in the old town. For this purpose, the clubhouse bears the bold colors of Chinese culture from design, colors used to decorative motifs. It makes you feel like you are stepping into China in the late 19th century.

Nowadays, when coming to the Quang Dong Hoi An Assembly Hall, there are not many religious and community activities like in the past. But people still preserved it with statues, unique marks and complete architecture like in the past. Therefore, this is a place you must definitely visit when coming to Hoi An, both to admire the architectural beauty and to understand more about the beauty of the lifestyle and soul of the people of the old town.

3. History of the Quang Dong Assembly Hall

In the past, from the 15th 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 1885 of the 18th century by a Chinese merchant. Initially, this Assembly Hall worship Confucius and Thien Hau Thanh Mau. After 1911, it moved to worship Tien Hien and Quan Cong.

Especially, this place is considered a very important religious and spiritual place for traders and is a place for community activities, compatriot meetings, and helping each other in life and business.

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4. Meaning of the name of the Quang Dong Assembly Hall

In addition, the Quang Dong Assembly Hall is also known as the Quang Trieu Assembly Hall or Ong Pagoda because the inside worships Quan Cong – a famous Chinese general. According to the beliefs of the Chinese people, the mandarin who carries the six words “loyalty, righteousness, faith, wisdom, benevolence, courage” will be the god of “luck” to help their business go smoothly.

5. How to get to the Quang Dong Assembly Hall?

The Quang Dong Assembly Hall is located in Hoi An ancient town, to get there you must go to Da Nang first:

5.1 Moving To Da Nang City

Because it is the central region of Vietnam, Da Nang tourism has many means of transportation for you to choose from. Depending on your location, you can choose different forms of transportation such as:

  • Traveling By airplane: The most popular form chosen by many tourists when traveling to Da Nang is the plane. Because of its convenience, speed and time saving.
  • By passenger cars: Currently there are many bus companies from seats to sleepers running the North-South route to serve the travel needs of tourists.
  • By train: This is the way chosen by many young people because traveling by train is faster than a bus and you can see the scenery throughout the trip. In particular, if your schedule includes Hue, the train is a reasonable choice because you can get off at Hue station and then move on to Da Nang.

5.2 Traveling from Da Nang to the Quang Dong Assembly Hall in Hoi An

About 28 km southeast of Da Nang, you can move to Hoi An by one of the following ways:

  • Motorbike: you move along Vo Nguyen Giap and Truong Sa routes. Then, meet Hai Ba Trung street, turn right and go straight to Hoi An.
  • Bus: put into operation since 2015, this is a vehicle chosen by many people thanks to its convenience and relatively cheap cost, only 30,000 VND/trip/one-way from Da Nang to Hoi An or vice versa.
  • Grab/Taxi: this is a form with a fairly high price, so you can consider the cost of the whole trip to balance whether you should choose this form or not. The price for taking a taxi will usually range from 350,000 – 430,000 VND/one way to 750,000 – 950,000 VND/round trip, quite high compared to the two forms above.

6. Opening times and tour ticket prices of the Quang Dong Assembly Hall

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6.1 Opening hours

The Quang Dong Assembly Hall is open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day. Therefore, visitors can arrange their time and visit the clubhouse around this time. Currently, many tourists come here to explore history and save many beautiful memories with the clubhouse.

6.2 Sightseeing ticket prices

Actually, the entrance fee to the Assembly Hall is the right the ticket to the old town. This means that visitors only need to buy tickets to visit the old town.

  • Adults: 150,000 VND/ticket/turn.

7. Activities and experiences at the Quang Dong Assembly Hall

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7.1 Unique architecture of the Quang Dong Assembly Hall

Besides, the architecture of the house is a harmonious combination of wood and stone. The decorative details of the clubhouse are delicately and elaborately carved, giving it an unmistakable character. The project is built in a closed manner in the shape of the word “Quoc” on high, wide ground. It includes three-entrance gate, garden with many ornamental trees, communal house, east and west sides of the house, main hall and backyard.

  • Three-door gate: As soon as you enter the gate, visitors will admire 3 large paintings of 3 famous mandarins of the Three Kingdoms period: Liu Bei, Truong Phi, and Quan Cong.
  • Pre-temple house: With a large scale, this place includes elaborately carved stone walls. The roof has many levels, has a soaring shape interspersed with embossed images bearing ancient legends.
  • The Assembly Hall’s grounds: Includes a large garden, with many ornamental trees that are meticulously cared for and pruned. In particular, in the middle of the yard there is a large lake, inside is a winding dragon image carved based on the legend “Carp turns into dragon”.
  • Main hall: With a large space, characterized by large supporting pillars divided into 3 compartments: the main compartment worships Quan Cong, the remaining two sides worship Phuoc Duc Chanh Than and Tai Bach Tinh Quan.
  • Left vu, right vu: To connect the main hall with the main hall, there are left vu and right vu on both sides with simple designs.
  • Place to welcome guests: Located to the right of the main hall, also a place to discuss important conferences.
  • Backyard: Especially, the house’s backyard is very spacious with many trees. The highlight is a delicately carved dragon-shaped fountain and a large painting of Quan Van Truong.

7.2 Learning about ancient relics in the Quang Dong Assembly Hall

Currently, the Guangdong Assembly Hall still retains highly valuable ancient relics such as four large horizontal panels, a pair of Chinese celadon porcelain pedestals, a bronze incense burner up to 1.6 meters high,… The most special among them is the painting of Guan Gong riding a horse to protect Liu Bei’s wife, solemnly hung on the stone wall at the guild hall. According to the explanation of the Guangdong Assembly Hall, this painting is associated with a real story in Chinese history.

7.3 Traditional activities at the Quang Dong Assembly Hall

In the first lunar month of every year, the Nguyen Tieu festival will be held at the guild hall to pray for a year of good weather, good business, and meetings with fellow countrymen. In addition, on the 24th day of the 6th lunar month, there is also a huge Quan Cong festival to express respect to the talented general. This is also a very interesting festival in Hoi An that you should not miss.

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8. Enjoying Hoi An specialties when traveling to the Quang Dong Assembly Hall

Traveling to Hoi An Ancient Town, you can not only admire the beautiful natural landscapes, unique architectural works and diverse traditional culture,…But you can also enjoy specialties in this beautiful land. This is also one of the highlights that attracts tourists from all over to visit and explore.

8.1 Cao Lau

Cao Lau Hoi An is an extremely attractive specialty dish. This dish looks quite similar to Quang noodles, but the fibers are chewier, and the sauce is also unique, rich, and full of flavor.

8.2 Hoi An chicken rice

According to Hoi An travel experiences of gourmet tourists, chicken rice is a dish you must try when coming to Hoi An. Because Hoi An chicken rice recipe is very different, the rice is soft and fragrant, the chicken is firm and chewy, eaten with extremely delicious black pepper sauce.

8.3 Quang Phu Chiem Noodles

In fact, this is a typical dish of Hoi An with white noodles, delicious and sweet broth cooked with fresh shrimp and crab. The dish is enjoyed with golden, crispy rice paper.

8.4 Mrs Phuong Bread

Mrs Phuong bread was voted the most delicious bread in the world. Because the bread’s flavor is very delicious, rich and all the ingredients from the inside of the bread to the crust are incredibly harmonious.

8.5 Hoi An sweet soup

What to eat in Hoi An? You definitely cannot miss the sweet soup dishes. The sweet soup has the typical flavor of Quang with many types. Such as: corn sweet soup, black sesame sweet soup, black bean sweet soup, royal bean sweet soup, long bean sweet soup, floating sweet soup, etc. You can choose to eat each type separately or ask the lady to sell it. Sweet soup is sold for 1 mixed cup with all types.

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9. Accommodation when traveling to the Quang Dong Assembly Hall

When traveling to Hoi An Ancient Town, you can refer to some of the accommodations below:

9.1 Resorts:

  • La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa. Address: 132 Hung Vuong, Thanh Ha, Hoi An, Quang Nam.
  • Osaka Riverside Villa & Spa. Address: Cam Ha, Hoi An City, Quang Nam.
  • A Little Luxury Hotel & Spa. Address: 86 Tran Hung Dao, Minh An Ward, Hoi An, Quang Nam.
  • Christina’s Hoi An. Address: Tra Que Vegetable Village, Cam Ha, Hoi An, Quang Nam.
  • Hoi An Ancient House Resort & Spa. Address: 377 Cua Dai, Cam Chau, Hoi An, Quang Nam.
  • Kiman Hoi An Hotel & Spa. Address: 461- 463 Hai Ba Trung, Tan An, city. Hoi An, Quang Nam.

9.2 Hotels:

  • Hoi An Odyssey Hotel. Address: Tran Trung Tri, Cam Nam, City. Hoi An, Quang Nam.
  • Hoi An Estuary Villa. Address: Tan Thinh, Cam An, Hoi An City, Quang Nam.
  • Ivy Villa. Address: 168 Nguyen Duy Hieu, Cam Chau, Hoi An, Quang Nam.
  • Hoi An River Town Hotel. Address: 26 Thoai Ngoc Hau, Cam Pho Ward, Hoi An, Quang Nam.
  • Little Town Villa. Address: 239 Nguyen Duy Hieu, Cam Chau, Hoi An, Quang Nam.
  • Melody Boutique Villa. Address: 01 Phan Ngoc Nhan, Cam Ha, Hoi An, Quang Nam.

9.3 Homestays

  • Phuong Vi Homestay. Address: 39 Nguyen Truong To, Son Phong, Hoi An City, Quang Nam.
  • Coconut Garden Homestay. Address: 122 Nguyen Khoa, Cam Nam, Hoi An, Quang Nam.
  • Horizon Homestay Hoi An. Address: 23 Xuan Dieu, Tan An, Hoi An, Quang Nam.
  • An Hoi Town Homestay. Address: 109 Nguyen Phuc Tan, Minh An Ward, Hoi An, Quang Nam.
  • Mama’s House Homestay. Address: 06 Nguyen Duc Canh, Tan An, Hoi An, Quang Nam.

10. Some other famous tourist attractions near the Quang Dong Assembly Hall

Because it is located in the center of Hoi An city, near the Quang Dong Assembly Hall there are many attractive and famous destinations in Hoi An.

10.1 Hoi An Ancient Town

This is definitely a destination you should not miss when visiting the Quang Dong Assembly Hall. With more than 1,000 relics and ancient architecture displayed in the Old Town such as houses, old towns, temples, etc. Besides, visitors can also enjoy virtual life with many amazing views to create a unique experience. photo album to remember life. In particular, you can also enjoy delicious specialties at Hoi An market that are hard to resist.

10.2 Tan Ky ancient house

This is a national heritage site, Tan Ky ancient house is designed with a mixed style of Japan – China – Vietnam. It is this combination that creates a unique architecture that attracts many tourists who want to come here. In particular, Tan Ky Ancient House is the place to welcome visiting heads of state.

10.3 Ong Pagoda Hoi An

As a spiritual tourist destination when coming to Hoi An, Ong Pagoda Hoi An is also famous as Quan Cong Mieu – a long-standing famous tourist destination. Built in the 17th century, Ong Pagoda still retains its unique and intact architecture with many valuable antiques of great historical significance.

11. Some important notes when visiting the Quang Dong Assembly Hall

To make your visit to the Quang Dong Assembly Hall enjoyable and complete, you need to refer to some necessary notes below:

  • Appropriate clothing: Because it is located in a tourist destination, you need to pay attention to choosing appropriate clothing when visiting the Assembly Hall. You should not wear pants, short skirts, tank tops, or flashy makeup.
  • Being polite when visiting: Do not talk loudly or laugh because this is considered taboo. Keep the landscape clean and dignified by disposing of trash in the right place.
  • Recommended use: Use flat shoes, sun protection items such as umbrellas, and sunscreen to be able to easily move and visit many tourist attractions in Hoi An.

Traveling to the Quang Dong Assembly Hall, you will be immersed in an ancient architectural work, bearing many imprints of the lifestyle of the people of the old town many generations ago. Thanks to that, you will better understand and feel more clearly the spiritual beauty, sincerity, gentleness and hospitality of the people here.

If you are planning your upcoming vacation, please contact Origin Vietnam – a professional tour operator immediately. We will accompany you on your Hoi an tour to discover Quang Dong Assembly Hall with authentic experiences.

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