Hoi An is a Vietnamese coastal village in the South Central Coast facing the South China Sea. Considered to be one of the best preserved traditional sea trading ports in Southeast Asia, the city has been declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. The city is a quiet and somewhat secluded area and offers tourists the opportunity of spending a quiet and relaxing vacation in a tropical coastal setting.
A religious and cultural landmark of Hoi An which is gradually growing in to one of Hoi An’s most popular attractions is the Ong Pagoda. This 17th Century pagoda has served over the years as a place of worship of the folk of the region, and also as a hub of cultural activity thus contributing to preserve the rich heritage of Vietnam and the city of Hoi An.
The Ong Pagoda was constructed in 1683 and dedicated to Quan Thanh de Quan; a famous Chinese general in the ‘Three Kingdoms’ area. Originally the temple was used mainly by traders who would pray before they went off to other lands on trade, and traders from other lands as well visited the temple to pay their respects. Throughout the ages the Ong Pagoda was one of the most famous temples in the region and was considered to be of great architectural value. Within the temple one can observe to 10ft tall wooden statues at the shrine of the pagoda, one of which is Quan Thanh d Quan himself. The interior architecture and the intricacies of the statues have been commended by many tourists who have visited the pagoda. The Ong Pagoda is also a very spiritual place, as many people visit it in order to meditate and relax the mind and soul, as well as pray. This structure also serves to protect the culture and heritage of the Hoi An, as the pagoda is home to several cultural artefacts.
Nestled on the banks of a sparkling river is the Anantara Hoi An Resort, a tranquil and Hoi An Hotel. Belonging to the Anantara group of Hotels, Resorts and Spas, this Hoi An Accommodation offers 93 rooms and suites which are furnished to perfection and equipped to cater to all your needs. The resort also offers a range of restaurants, spa treatment and wellness and recreational services making ideal for the whole family.