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The Quan Kong Temple is the oldest functioning temple in Hoi An.
The temple was built by the Chinese in 1637. Upon completion of construction, the temple was dedicated to Quan Kong. Today, on the central altar, you can see his statue, made of papier-mâché. In Chinese mythology, Kong was a hero like the Greek Hercules. In addition to his statue, statues of his friends are also kept in the temple.
Next to the statue of Quan Kong is the statue of Chau Siong & ndash; general, who was one of the guards of Kong. There is also a statue of a rather plump official, Kuan Bin. The life-size statue of a white horse is reminiscent of Kong's first horse to be replaced by a red horse of extraordinary endurance. & Nbsp;
The walls of the building are decorated with stone slabs bearing the names of the people who helped build and repair the temple. The roof of the building is decorated with carp-shaped rain gutters. Carp, according to Chinese mythology, is a symbol of patience.
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