Fodor's Expert Review Quan Cong Temple

Hoi An Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Founded in 1653 by the Chinese community, this rather impressive temple is dedicated to Quan Cong, a revered general of the Chinese Han dynasty. The temple is divided into three parts. The entrance leads through a large garden to the temple, where the main altar is, along with a gilt-and-paper-maché statue of the general standing between two life-size, jolly-looking horses. Quan Cong lends itself to contemplation and meditation, and you get a real sense of that in the rear courtyard, gazing up at the unicorns and dragons perching on the colourful ceramic tiled roof or watching the small school of fish that happily dart around in the pond out front. The carp, symbolic of patience in Chinese mythology, is displayed throughout.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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24 Tran Phu St.
Hoi An, Quang Nam  Vietnam

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Rate Includes: Included in 120,000d tourist-office ticket

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