The Chinese revered and worshipped Quan Cong, a general who was held in high regard for his values of loyalty and integrity. Merchants invoked him, praying that they may also gain such values. In 1653, the large Chinese community in Hoi An city built a temple dedicated to their esteemed general. The Quan Cong temple is recognised for its distinct Chinese architectural beauty, highly featuring striking patterns of red and gold, especially on the pagoda’s impressive door and entrance.
A pond with fishes and turtles can be found in the grounds, flanked by two imposing statues. Of course, the general’s statue can be found inside, behind an altar. He, too, is accompanied by two loyal aides on both sides. Papier-mache and wood make up the sculpture of Quan Cong. Red and yellow tiles alternate on the floor in front of his altar, where reverent believers burn incense to him.