Phap Bao Pagoda
The streets of Hoi An’s Ancient Town project a scenery of nostalgia and romance, with numerous structures evoking a sense of awe and wonder for visitors both new and old
The streets of Hoi An’s Ancient Town project a scenery of nostalgia and romance, with numerous structures evoking a sense of awe and wonder for visitors both new and old. When it comes to historical and important structures, Hoi An’s Ancient Town offers a handful of the most beautiful attractions, some of which have been given National, Historical or Cultural Landmark status.
These places have been the point of interest for a lot of tourists, but if you are the type of traveler who wants to get to know Hoi An’s spiritual side, then we suggest that you detach yourselves from these classic structures and step into one of the many Hoi An temples and Hoi An pagodas.
If you find yourself in the street of Nguyen Thai Hoc, remember to keep your eyes peeled for Hy Hoa Temple. This quaint yellow shrine is a quick stop for most travelers who want to offer a prayer. However, if you’d like to explore its museum-like interiors, you can stay a while longer.
Quan Cong Temple, meanwhile, is dedicated to a Chinese general of the same name. The latter was known for his sense of justice, integrity, and compassion, making this temple one of the most impressive ones in Hoi An. Besides the life-size statue of the general’s famous white horse, Quan Cong’s gold and red entryways guide visitors to a Zen-inspired garden. 24 Tran Phu Street
On Hai Ba Trung Street, you may want to visit Chua Phap Bao Pagoda or Phap Bao Temple. This area offers a gorgeous mix of plants and the images of Buddha, making it the perfect place for visitors to whip out their cameras and take amazing photos.
Dress code: Although these temples do not explicitly have a strict dress code, it is advisable to wear respectable clothing. The buildings are places of worship and should be treated as such. Following the dress code is also one way to show the locals that you respect their culture and their religion.
Getting there: To get to Hoi An’s Ancient town from Dai Nang airport, you can take a taxi and it will take you straight there. You can easily walk to the temples or stroll around the streets by bike, since the town is relatively small.
Entrance fee: It costs VND 120,000 for foreign visitors and VND 80,000 for locals to enter the ancient town.
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