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Quan Kong Temple

168 Tran Phu St., Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ranked #13 of 32 attractions in Hoi An
Type: Religious Sites
Description: A pond and two ten-foot wooden statues are the distinguishing features of this 17th century temple.
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Seattle, Washington
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138 reviews 138 reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A serene and beautiful temple in the center of town. Definitely worth a visit, especially if you are already headed to some of the other sites nearby.

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Southampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

This is a Buddhist temple and is obviously well attended by locals and visitors alike. It is set in a quiet, colourful garden filled with statues. Inside the temple are the statues of Buddha with offering on the alters. All the signs were in Vietnamese, I would have appreciated some information in English, maybe a sheet or book or even... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A compact temple dating as far back at 1653. It has a lovely courtyard with a rock garden, nice plants and a pond stocked with turtles and fish. Behind this are cases containing two generals staring at each other and a couple of white horse sculptures.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

One of the quirks of religion is to worship your ancestors and not any particular deity. The Quan Kong Temple in Hoi An, also known as Ong Pagoda, was built for the benefit of sea farers to worship their ancestors. The temple is reported to be over three hundred years old. There is an excessive hint of Chinese architecture as... More

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Lijiang
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

You can pick a free map of the old town in many shops and restaurants and can find the location for many interesting sites such as this small temple.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Fantastic example of religious culture in Vietnam. I was surprised to find out that Buddhism is not the #1 religion in Vietnam. The worship of your ancestors is. Must go here if just to see a 400 year old Frangipani tree.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

It was just ok nothing special . Quite small . They try to charge tourist a fee but we did not have to

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

A nice place to relax walk around talk to the young priests A nice place to get some great photos, have some nice Bonsai plants

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Bath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This is one of the four temples we visited and worth the effort, a guide is helpful but also easy to do by yourself. Not a big area so easy to get around lovely smells as you pass through and not very busy most of the time.

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Bangkok
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152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This Temple is small, but surprisingly serene.The inside boasts some neat art and 2 giant horse sculptures. There is also a large replica of a Junk boat and some sweet lanterns! This Temple is also free if you go as the sun is setting (it was when we went anyway)

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