Recent Searches
Clear
Hainan Assembly Hall (Hoi Quan Hai Nam)
Hainan Assembly Hall (Hoi Quan Hai Nam)

Hainan Assembly Hall (Hoi Quan Hai Nam)

Tran Phu, Hoi An , Vietnam

The Basics

As an important part of Hoi An’s heritage, Hainan Assembly Hall is covered by the majority of Hoi An walking and bike tours, which offer an easy way to orient yourself amid the crowds of the Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tours typically also cover notable Hoi An landmarks such as the Japanese Covered Bridge (Chua Cau) and Phuc Kien Assembly Hall (Fujian Assembly Hall)—another significant Chinese landmark—and sometimes include a boat ride down the Thu Bon River.

Show all

Things to Know Before You Go

  • To enter Hainan Assembly Hall, you need to purchase a Hoi An Old Town ticket, which grants you access to all the heritage houses open to the public.

  • The main hall of the building is dedicated to the 108 Chinese sailors killed at sea by a Vietnamese general.

  • Visitors can appreciate the intricate details of murals, paintings, and sculptures dedicated to different gods and goddesses.

Show all

How to Get There

Hainan Assembly Hall is located on Tran Phu Street, the street that leads to the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge. On the same street, you’ll also find the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall and the Museum of Trade Ceramics, making it a great spot to wander around.

Show all

Trip ideas

How to Spend 2 Days in Hoi An

How to Spend 2 Days in Hoi An

How to Spend 1 Day in Hoi An

How to Spend 1 Day in Hoi An

Visiting Hoi An's Assembly Halls

Visiting Hoi An's Assembly Halls


When to Get There

The building opens daily between 8am and 5pm. To avoid peak crowds in Hoi An Ancient Town, aim to visit either first thing in the morning or during the early afternoon.

Show all

The History of Hainan Assembly Hall

In 1851, a renegade general of King Tu Duc’s Vietnamese empire plundered the ships of Chinese merchant sailors off the shores of Hoi An, killing 108 men. To strengthen his case, the rogue general claimed the merchants were actually pirates. When the truth came out that those killed were innocents rather than pirates, as an apology King Tu Duc granted the Hainan Chinese community of Hoi An the money to build an assembly hall in memory of the merchants.

Show all