Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall (Hoi An, Vietnam) Reviews
Description:Buddhist Pagoda and Assembly Hall
Newest Review: ... as well as a meeting place for the Phuoc Kien people. Many people still refer to it as a pagoda though, so I would guess this is correct also. You enter the Hall's grounds through a modest but well maintained gate and hand your ticket to one of the ladies on the left. Tickets need to be purchased in advance and there are a number of places they sell them around the old town. The old town is ... more
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by - written on 17/02/11 (Very useful, 84 readings)
One of the more interesting cultural attractions in Hoi An, Central Vietnam is the The Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall which is located at 46 Tran Phu street, about a third of the way down the Old Town street heading toward the Japanese Bridge. It was originally a Buddhist pagoda (temple) built in the late 17th Century. Unfortunately due to miss-hearing our guide, this building got a slightly ruder nickname in our party (The Ph is pronounced like an 'F'). The Phuoc Kien name came from the Chinese (supposedly from the Fujian Province) traders who bought the pagoda in 1759. It became known as the Phuoc Kien Assembly Halls then, but was still a Buddhist temple, as well as a ... Read the complete review
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