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Chaozhou Assembly Hall

Chaozhou Assembly Hall is one of the important historical relics of Hoi An ancient town. In addition, it brings in stories rich in culture and diverse interference of Chaozhou people in Hoi An. Coming here, you will enter a space filled with a sacred atmosphere and immerse themselves in the prosperous history of a period.

Furthermore, possessing unique artistic architecture, Chaozhou Assembly Hall becomes an ideal cultural attraction in Quang Nam. Let’s explore this unique destination with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is Chaozhou Assembly Hall?

Chaozhou Assembly Hall is located at 362 Nguyen Duy Hieu, Cam Chau ward, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province, Vietnam. About 28 km from Da Nang and about 120 km southeast of Hue city.

2. How is Chaozhou Assembly Hall unique?

This project has a unique aesthetic architecture with a history of more than 170 years. Your first impression will be the unique wooden motifs, creating beautiful works. Furthermore, Chaozhou Assembly Hall in Hoi An also contains many meaningful historical stories. It will bring you an enjoyable experience after their tour.

3. History of the formation of the Chaozhou Assembly Hall in Hoi An

Chaozhou Assembly Hall was built in 1845 – when a part of the Chinese people immigrated to Vietnam. The original purpose of the project was to serve as a meeting and exchange place for overseas Chinese from Chaozhou. Up to now, the project has been established for more than 170 years, witnessing many ups and downs of history.

When it was first built, the Chaozhou Assembly Hall in Hoi An only used wood. However, after a while, thanks to the contributions of many people, the project used more modern materials. It creates a spacious appearance but still contains unique cultural and historical features.

Through the introduction of the Chaozhou Assembly Hall, you can understand more about the many historical stories behind this work. This was not only a meeting place for Chinese people at that time but also a place to worship the gods who controlled rivers, seas and storms. The reason is most of the people who migrate here are fishermen, making a living from the sea. Therefore, they want good weather and wind to make it convenient for doing business and living.

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4. Unique architecture of Chaozhou Assembly Hall in Hoi An

For tourists who love art, the Chaozhou Assembly Hall will definitely be a destination not to be missed. Here, you will admire the art of embossing typical patterns and motifs, along with the art of embossing with porcelain. Through every detail inside this project, visitors can see the talent and ingenuity of ancient artisans when building the Chaozhou Assembly Hall.

The architectural beauty of this project is through many details such as:

  • Facade: the facade of the building has large, delicately carved walls. You can see many familiar shapes such as: carp turning into dragons, four sacred animals, butterflies…
  • Pre-electric house: this project uses wood and stone as the main materials, designed in a stacked-and-rafter architecture. Specifically, in the body, the rafters are sculpted extremely delicately, and the edges of the main beam are decorated with uniquely carved feathers. In addition, the pre-electric house is also built according to multi-storey architecture, meaning that every floor is embossed with many images of flowers, birds, characters, etc. Every other detail is also delicately and softly shaped.
  • Main hall: the main hall is built with 3 main compartments, the structure includes large wooden pillars, and typical rafters and pillars. It is easy to see that the keels of this work are beautifully sculpted in the shape of dragon bodies and fish heads.
  • Place to receive guests: this is the place connecting the front hall and the main hall. In addition, here, offerings are also prepared for offerings during major ceremonies.

5. How to get to Chaozhou Assembly Hall in Hoi An?

5.1 Moving To Hoi An

  • Plane: is the fastest means of getting to Hoi An. From Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, you can buy a ticket to Da Nang and then continue your journey to Hoi An by bus or taxi. Travel time only takes about 1 hour.

Besides airplanes, there are quite a variety of means of transport to Hoi An. You can choose the following transportation methods:

  • Train: Hoi An travel route by train departs from Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi and stops at Da Nang or Tra Kieu station (Quang Nam). Travel time takes about 15 – 20
  • Passenger bus: you can go to Hoi An by bus routes running from Ho Chi Minh City – Hoi An and Hanoi – Hoi An
  • Personal vehicles (cars, motorbikes): cars and motorbikes are interesting choices if you love to travel and explore or you live in neighboring provinces Hoi An such as Da Nang, Quang Nam. The throne,…

5.2 Moving to Chaozhou Assembly Hall

Chaozhou Assembly Hall is located right inside the Hoi An ancient town tourist area, so you can conveniently visit and check-in at this building. From Covered Bridge, visitors move along Tran Phu Street about 750 meters, then pass Quan Cong Temple to reach the Chaozhou Assembly Hall.

6. Participating in attractive festivals and cultural activities at Chaozhou Assembly Hall in Hoi An

In travel, you can only fully appreciate the beauty of a place when you experience it properly. Therefore, when coming to Chaozhou Assembly Hall, you cannot miss the attractive festivals and cultural activities.

Especially, on the 16th day of the first lunar month, at the Assembly Hall there will be a Ceremony to worship Nguyen Tieu and the death anniversary of ancestors. This is a typical Chinese cultural feature, often celebrated as a lantern festival with traditional rituals. Visitors can stop by to immerse themselves in the excitement and sparkling space of this festival night.

If you come to Chaozhou Assembly Hall on a weekday, you can join the custom by arranging offerings, performing local rituals and praying. It is also a very meaningful activity for your trip.

At this time, the Chaozhou Assembly Hall location will be decorated with many splendid flags and flowers, and offerings will be fully and beautifully prepared. Items used for offerings include flowers, tea, salty foods, etc.

The ceremony is held from 10 – 11 am. Tourists and local people can witness and participate in respectfully bowing to their ancestors. After this ritual, many fun and singing activities are organized to help connect people, creating a real festival in Hoi An.

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7. Specialties when traveling to Chaozhou Assembly Hall in Hoi An

Traveling to Chaozahou Assembly Hall, 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. Moreover, this is also one of the highlights that attracts tourists from all over to visit and explore.

7.1 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.

7.2 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.

7.3 Quang Phu Chiem Noodles

This is a typical dish of Hoi An with white noodles, delicious and sweet broth cooked with fresh shrimp and crab. People enjoy this dish with golden, crispy rice paper.

7.4 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.

7.5 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 cup with all types.

8. Accommodation when traveling to Chaozhou Assembly Hall in Hoi An

When traveling to Chaozhou Assembly Hall, you can refer to some of the accommodations below:

8.1 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.

8.2 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.

8.3 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.

9. Some other famous tourist attractions near Chaozhou Assembly Hall

Chaozhou Assembly Hall is located inside the Hoi An ancient town tourist area. So you can combine it with many other attractions to plan an itinerary to explore the entire ancient town. You can refer to some famous tourist destinations below:

  • Hoi An Bridge Pagoda: this is an ancient temple built on a bridge over a small creek in the old town. Not only has the old town’s architecture, this is also a familiar check-in point for many tourists when visiting Hoi An.
  • Hoi An Guangdong Assembly Hall: if Chaozhou Assembly Hall is a meeting and exchange place for Chinese people, then Guangdong Assembly Hall is an important meeting center for Chinese people. In particular, his is also an architectural work that shows the cultural interference between Vietnam and China.
  • Duc An ancient house: this project was built with a combination of ancient Vietnamese architecture and Chinese style. With nearly 2 centuries of age, this is a tourist destination that attracting many tourists when visiting Hoi An.
  • Phung Hung ancient house: this destination is located at 4 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street. The attraction of the project is its outstanding Asian beauty – this place was also famous as the most beautiful ancient house in Hoi An.
  • Tan Ky ancient house: also an ancient house with unique architecture in Hoi An, however, Tan Ky ancient house is designed in a very unique tubular style. This house was recognized as a national monument in 1990.
  • Fujian Assembly Hall: this is one of the three most famous ancient houses in Hoi An, and is also a unique religious and belief relic of the local people.
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10. Some necessary notes when traveling to Chaozhou Assembly Hall

  • Chaozhou Assembly Hall in Hoi An is a historical site with sacred religious beauty. Therefore, when visiting this place, you should pay attention to your attire. Avoid dressing too revealing and making people around you feel rude.
  • Regarding transportation, you can stop by the clubhouse to visit directly or combine it with a walk around the old town. There is one point to note about Nguyen Duy Hieu Street. This is a small road at the end of Tran Phu street. For those who come to Hoi An for the first time and do not have a tour guide, you should pay attention to the street names, avoid passing by or going the wrong way, and not being able to find the assembly hall.

Chaozhou Assembly Hall in Hoi An is a special destination in the journey to explore this famous ancient town. With beautiful architecture and profound historical significance, this place gives visitors a unique experience of Chinese culture and beliefs.

Please contact Origin Vietnam immediately – a professional tour operator. We will accompany you on your tour Hoi An to discover the history of Chaozhou Assembly Hall in particular and bring you memorable memories in your journey to discover Vietnamese culture in general.

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