Quan Cong known as Quan Van Truong or Quan Vu (160 – 220) is a general in the late Dong Han and Tam Quoc time in China. He was the one who contributed to the founding of Thuc Han Dynasty, with the first emperor as Luu Bi. Quan Cong is a general having talent and courage. Since he died, he has been worshiped not only in China but also in Southeastern Asia such as Japan, Korea and Vietnam. Quan Cong Temple has grown everywhere in the countries of Southeastern, even very many houses have the altars of Quan Cong.
In Hoi An Ancient Town, Quan Cong Temple also known as Ong Pagoda is located at 24 Tran Phu Street. The Temple is built in 17th mid-century by oversea Chinese and Vietnamese. The whole temple has of 4 buildings, including the hall main. The four buildings are designed according to the word khau (口), the frame is made of wood, the roofs are covers with yin – yang tiles and the tops are decorated with Dragon statues. The temple is also decorated with horizontal wood boards and vertical wood panels. Everything in the temple is almost painted red. Quan Cong statue is put in the middle of the main hall, the face is red, the eyes are sharp, the beard is long black, looking very majestic. The main hall also has 2 statues: Chau Thuong, a brave faithful slave girl of Quan Cong and the statue of Quan Binh, an adopted son of Quan Cong. The 2 horse statues are the same as real horses, on the left is the white one, on the right side is the red one – This one is a gift given by Tao Thao and Quan Van Truong love it a lot. Standing in front of these statues can not help but praise the skillful hands of ancient craftsmen.
Every year, on June 24th of the lunar calendar, Quan Cong Temple in Hoi An Ancient Town holds a ceremony for Quan Cong. This is one of the major festivals in Ancient Town, a religious activity that attracts the majority of people here and many other localities. Today most of the tourists traveling to Hoi An Ancient visit this temple having a historical length and unique architecture.