Chinese Assembly Halls

   Emblematic of Chinese immigrants who first arrived in Central Vietnam, Chinese Assembly Halls were built to be passed down to generations, for purposes of socialization and to protect traditions. Five assembly halls, constructed between the 17th to 19th centuries by various dialect groups – Fujian, Chaozhou, Hainan, Cantonese, and the last, built for visiting Chinese sailors or merchants – still stand in Hoi An today. Assembly halls typically have a grand gate, garden, main hall and a large altar room. Ornately decorated with statues, lacquered boards and murals, they are definitely worth a visit to marvel at.