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Each of the many animal statues in this stunning meeting hall symbolize some life quality such as wisdom, longevity and nobility; Chinese merchants from the Phuc Kien province built this structure in 1697.
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My trip to the Fukian (isn't it Hokkien or Fujian?) Assembly Hall was as part of a tour. As an ethnic chinese myself, I wasn't altogether keen or interested in visiting yet another Huay Kuan / clan association or hall.
I do have to commend...More
It is one of the possible stops you can choose from your five-spots tickets in Hoi An and we were ver happy to select this one.
To not mislead any of you, they are not assembling anythig in here, the place should be named gathering...More
Personally I’m not a big fan of Chinese religious and mystical symbolism. It is in my opinion gross and unsympathetic.
What is more I have seen better examples in other countries so the fact that ranks highly on places to see in Hoi An speaks...More
Of the 22 sites in Hoi An ancient town requiring tickets, Fukian was my favorite of the temple/assembly halls. You'd need to bring a guide- or guide book - with you if you actually want to learn something. However, I was satisfied with just enjoying...More
Honestly there is not much more to say if you just go looking around on your own.
As we learned, if you want to get the most out of your experience within the sightseeing places of Hoi an, then go with a tour guide!