Fujian Assembly Hall, which is located on Tran Phu St, is one of the most popular Assembly Halls in Hoi An Town. Initially, it was built in 1690 so that the Chinese ethnic residents from Fujian, China to meet. Later, it was turned into a temple to worship Mazu (Holy Mother)and the gods of seas, rivers as well as protectors. The hall can be said to be the most noteworthy one amongst 5 Assembly Halls in the town.

Fujian Assembly Hall

Fujian Assembly Hall

Fujian Assembly Hall contains all the primary characters in structure of a typical Chinese Assembly Hall. Its beautifully decorated gate and colourful courtyard with fountains make the hall look stunning. The main hall is a shrine lies with a lot of delicate-carved dragons. Behind the central altar, you can see the statues of the God of Property, the goddess of fertility, three fairies and twelve midwives who are considered to teach newborns such skills as standing, sitting, smiling, etc. Accordingly, childless spouses often visit this temple to pray for children.

Mazu worshiping in Fujian Assembly Hall

Mazu worshiping in Fujian Assembly Hall

Apart from the temple for worshiping Mazu and majestic beauty, the hall is also attractive for objects reflecting the influence of religion and people’s belief such as murals, lacquered boards and paintings, etc. Go deeper into the hall, you can see various statues, bronze drums, bronze bells and horizontal lacquered boards carved with Chinese characters. All of the combos, designs and displays of factors in the hall tend to imply the Chinese philosophy of happiness.

Garden and Chinese architecture inside Fujian Assembly Hall

Garden and Chinese architecture inside Fujian Assembly Hall

Experiencing much restoration, with the major contribution of Huaqiaos from Fujian, the hall has got more brilliant, spacious contributing in the architectural embellishment of Hoi An.
Besides its wonderful structure, bountiful exciting events and festival are also organized here. As a result, Fujian Assembly Hall these days becomes an ideal destination for tourists from many corners all over the world.