Explore Chinese buildings in Hue – architectural heritage in the ancient capital 


Not simply destinations with unique characteristics, Chinese works in Hue are also impressive highlights on the tourist map and valuable architectural heritage of the ancient capital.

When mentioning Chinese works, people often think of Saigon or Hoi An, but few people know that Hue is also home to many beautiful architectural works of the Chinese that few people know about. Chinese works in Hue are mainly concentrated on Chi Lang street, which is known as the Chinese street of the ancient capital with old colors. 

The pagodas and Chinese assembly halls in Hue are not grand in scale, but are still extremely attractive with highlights of architectural lines, outstanding patterns and colors, and are also testaments to a period of time. period of glorious commercial development in the ancient capital.

Check out the extremely HOT Chinese projects in Hue, don’t miss them 

1. Chieu Ung Temple

Chieu Ung Tu, also known as Chieu Ung Temple, is the most typical Chinese building in Hue . This temple was built in 1887 with unique architecture that clearly shows Chinese culture. The temple is located on a 400m2 campus at 207 Chi Lang Street with an extremely outstanding appearance, decorated very sophisticatedly and splendidly by the masterful skills of artisans from the Hainan island region of China. knowing that the raw materials to build Chieu Ung Tu were also brought from Hainan.

Chieu Ung Temple is a Chinese building in Hue  Chieu Ung Tu was built very elaborately and has Chinese architectural characteristics. Photo: @davitbekojpg

The space of Chieu Ung Temple, a Chinese building in Hue  All materials for building the temple were brought from Hainan. Photo: journeys_in_hue

Pattern of Chieu Ung temple, a Chinese building in Hue  The project is cared for down to every detail and smallest pattern. Photo: journeys_in_hue

In addition to the unique architecture, associated with this temple is a very sad story that every time it is repeated, anyone feels sad. During the reign of King Tu Duc (1851), two court officials, Guard Phan Xich and Lieutenant Ton That Thieu, ruthlessly murdered 108 Chinese merchants to rob their property, then brazenly sent a letter to the king asking for a reward for having just beaten them. be pirates.

However, King Tu Duc ordered a re-examination of the revealed incident, and the king decided to punish the two conspirators. The story of the 108 unfortunate Chinese merchants spread and gradually became 108 sacred heroes to the Chinese. In 1887, the Hainan guild asked the court to build Chieu Ung Tu for worship. Today, when visiting Chieu Ung temple, visitors will see the main hall worshiping 108 heroic spirits and on the 16th day of the 6th lunar month, people here will hold a memorial ceremony.

The space of Chieu Ung Temple, a Chinese building in Hue  Associated with Chieu Ung communal house is a very sad story about 180 Chinese merchants under the reign of King Tu Duc. Photo: journeys_in_hue

2. Guangdong Pagoda

This is a temple of Guangdong state built in the late 19th century, worshiping Quan Cong. The pagoda has typical features of Cantonese architecture with red doors and diaphragms, golden letters and sophisticated and eye-catching motifs. Many tourists have come to this Chinese building in Hue to check-in because of its ancient and impressive space imbued with Chinese culture.

Guangdong Pagoda is a Chinese building in Hue  Guangdong Pagoda with standard Chinese style is also located on Chi Lang street. Photo: imbrown.net

Guangdong Pagoda is a Chinese building in Hue  Tourists and residents often visit Quang Dong pagoda every time they come to Chi Lang street. Photo:@chiennqp

3. Chaozhou Pagoda

Trieu Chau Pagoda is a typical Chinese building in Hue with a majestic scale located at 319 Chi Lang Street. This is the oldest and richest Chinese temple in Gia Hoi area before 1975.

Trieu Chau Pagoda is a Chinese work in Hue  Chaozhou Pagoda is a long-standing ancient Chinese pagoda in Hue. Photo: Urban Economics Newspaper

The pagoda was built to worship the wandering spirits of Chaozhou state. The pagoda does not have splendid and outstanding architecture, but it still has its own unique architectural features typical of the Chinese people. Currently, people of Chinese origin around the Gia Hoi area or tourists from far away often come here to get tattoos on special occasions. 

Trieu Chau Pagoda is a Chinese work in Hue  The imprint of Chinese architecture is clearly shown in the space of this temple. Photo: Tung Le

Trieu Chau Pagoda is a Chinese work in Hue  The project attracts tourists because of its ancient, old but very impressive appearance. Photo: imbrown.net

4. Fujian Temple

Phuc Kien Pagoda is located right next to Trieu Chau Pagoda at 213 Chi Lang, creating a large and prominent complex of Chinese buildings in Hue . This pagoda was built in the 7th year of Tu Duc (1854).

Phuc Kien Pagoda is a Chinese building in Hue  Phuc Kien Pagoda has the most majestic and outstanding architecture among Chinese architectural works in Hue. Photo: Urban Economics Newspaper

The architecture of Fujian Pagoda is very magnificent and majestic, but its current appearance has changed a lot compared to the early days. This pagoda worships Thien Hau, the Holy Mother who is said to be the reincarnation of Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva, who helped merchants overcome all storms during long sea voyages.

Phuc Kien Pagoda is a Chinese building in Hue 

The space inside the temple is very beautiful and the colors are outstanding. Photo: Phung Lam

Phuc Kien Pagoda is a Chinese building in Hue  The colors of Chinese architecture at Fujian Pagoda are very impressive. Photo: Phung Lam

5. Ba Hai Nam Pagoda

Ba Hai Nam Pagoda is also a famous Chinese building in Hue , located at the corner of Ho Xuan Huong and Chi Lang streets. According to historical tradition, in the early days of arriving in Thuan Hoa, the Minh Huong people only visited Ba Pagoda in Minh Huong village. However, later they went to Gia Hoi area and did prosperous business, from there they built this Ba Hai Nam pagoda.

Hai Nam Pagoda is a Chinese project in Hue  Hai Nam Pagoda is located in a rather modest location on Chi Lang Street. Photo: Redsv.net

When Chieu Ung Pagoda was not yet built, 108 Hainan people who were murdered at sea were also worshiped here. The architecture of Ba Pagoda is also very impressive with ancient horizontal panels and sentences. Chinese people around the area still come here to visit and offer incense during every holiday. 

Hai Nam Pagoda is a Chinese project in Hue  The interior space of Ba Hai Nam Pagoda is mainly altars. Photo: imbrown.net

6. Quang Trieu Assembly Hall 

When talking about Chinese projects in Hue, the Quang Trieu Assembly Hall at 223 Chi Lang Street, Hue City is indispensable. This is a project built by the Chinese community in the Trieu Khanh area of ​​Guangdong, this Assembly Hall worships Guan Gong, a very famous general in Chinese history and is considered a symbol of the spirit of chivalry. generosity and loyalty.

Quang Trieu Hue Assembly Hall is a Chinese project in Hue  Quang Trieu Assembly Hall stands out with its golden walls and banners with the words Quoc Thai Dan An. Photo: VNAreaExpet

The project still retains its architectural features, the gate area has four prominent words: “Quoc Thai – Dan An”. Like most other Chinese architectural works, this place has many horizontal panels and parallel sentences expressing the meaning of human life through many periods. 

The Chinese buildings in Hue are all located in the Southeast area of ​​the capital, visitors from Dong Ba market just need to run down to Gia Hoi area to reach Chi Lang street. With unique architectural features still preserved over time, Chinese architectural works in Hue show the diversity and richness of culture and beliefs. When you come to Hue, don’t miss these unique architectural works. 

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