Phuc Kien Assembly Hall (Fujian Assembly Hall)
Dating back to 1690, it’s renowned as one of the most impressive in the city, featuring an ornate gateway, intricate mosaics, and colorful interiors filled with sacred statues, bronze bells, and lacquered artworks.
Walking tours of Hoi An Old Town often visit the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall and visiting with a guide is recommended to understand its historic significance and architectural details. Be sure to visit the Temple of Thien Hau, the goddess of the sea, and the Shrine of the Goddess of Fertility, where childless couples often come to pray and leave offerings.
Things to know before you go
- The Phuc Kien Assembly Hall is among the must-see attractions of Hoi An Old Town.
- Admission tickets are required to visit Hoi An Old Town. Each ticket provides entrance to five attractions of your choice, including the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall.
- The hall is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.
How to get there
The Assembly Hall is located in the pedestrianised Hoi An Old Town. It’s easily reached on foot from any of the central attractions, just two blocks north of the riverfront.
When to get there
The Assembly Hall is open daily from 7am to 5.30pm. By far the most atmospheric time to visit is during one of Hoi An’s many Chinese festivals. The Spring Lantern Festival (Tet Nguyen Tieu) and the autumn Full Moon Festival are two of the biggest, but the hall celebrates around a dozen different festivals each year.
Hoi An’s Assembly Halls
There are five Assembly Halls in Hoi An’s Old Town, all of which have central courtyards and temple shrines. Along with the Kien Fujian Assembly Hall, there’s the Quang Dong Assembly Hall, built by Cantonese merchants and known for its bold gateway; the 19th-century Trieu Chau Assembly Hall, with a shrine to General Phuc Ba; the Trung Hoa Assembly Hall, now a Chinese school; and Hainan Assembly Hall, built as a tribute to Hainan sailors.
- Quan Cong Temple
- Hoi An Central Market (Cho Hoi An)
- Hainan Assembly Hall (Hoi Quan Hai Nam)
- Museum of Trade Ceramics
- Hoi An Handicraft Workshop
- Hoi An Museum (Bao Tang Hoi An)
- Tan Ky Old House
- Museum of Sa Huynh Culture
- Cantonese Assembly Hall (Hoi Quan Quang Dong)
- Japanese Covered Bridge (Chua Cau)
- Phung Hung Ancient House
- Hoi An Ancient Town
- Hoi An Silk Village (Lang Lua Hoi An)
- Kim Bong (Carpentry Village)
- Tra Que Vegetable Village