Phuc Kien pagoda

Phuc Kien pagoda

Fujian (Phuc Kien) Assembly Hall was built around 1690 and functions as a traditional assembly hall for the Chinese ethnic group from Fujian, China to socialize, but later was transformed into a temple dedicated to their deity named Thien Hau – the goddess of sea who protects sailors from danger.

Fujian (Phuc Kien) Assembly Hall is located at 46 Tran Phu Street, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province.  Assembly hall is a place of worship for Gods & ancestors and the meeting of compatriots of Phuoc Kien.

Visiting this monument, visitors will be surprised by the skillful hand of the ancient people having created a magnificent work which is both sophisticated and deep.

The main hall is the biggest room, where lies a shrine and many delicate-carved dragons. Behind the central altar are the God of Properity and the figures of the goddess of fertility, three fairies and twelve midwives (who are said to teach newborns such skills as sucking, smiling, etc.). Hence, childless couples often visit this temple to pray for children.

Not only does the temple concentrate on the worshipping of Goddess Thien Hau but also on the majestic beauty and the power of other influential gods and goddesses in the Fujian people’s belief, reflected in several murals, lacquered boards and paintings, etc.

Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall is a religious vestiges of the ancient town of Hoi An and was granted as a national historical-cultural vestige on February 17, 1990.

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