The ancient town of Hoi An, a small coastal city in central Vietnam, lies on the banks of the Thu Bon River. It was an important port and commercial centre in the 16th and 17th centuries, when trade with China and Japan flourished. During this period Chinese, Japanese, Dutch and Indian traders settled down. Much of the traders wealth was spent on temples and clan houses (socalled Chinese assembly halls), which are very well preserved. Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage site, which attracts a large number of tourists due to its impressive historical and cultural heritage, its tranquil riverside setting and its wide array of shops and galleries.
Here you see the entrance of the chinese temple Phuoc Kien Hio Quan. The Fukien Assembly Hall at 46 Tran Phu Steet was founded in 1690 and served the largest Chinese ethnic group in Hoi An (the Fujian). It contains a temple, the Jinshang golden mountain temple and is dedicated to Thien Hau, the goddess of the sea and protector of the sailors.
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danyy (0) 2008-02-04 23:54
super couleurs bien contrastées,
la critiques est presque trop facile, tellement elle est nette et bien exposée, un petit bémol pour le cadrage un peu diagonal.
Morac (27723) 2008-02-04 23:59
Les temples chinois sont souvent kitchs et un véritable plaisir pour les yeux d'un photographe.
C'est le cas de celui là que tu as bien capté
dip (23890) 2008-02-05 0:17
schön und interessant Dein Foto aus diesem Tempeleingang,gutes Licht und schöne Farben,
ahaberal (6469) 2008-02-05 0:40
beautiful colours and contrast.wonderful composition.well done.
snunney (101826) 2008-02-05 1:11
A lovely clear and crisp image of this beautiful temple taken from a well chosen point of view. Very good colours.
evanrizo (456) 2008-02-05 3:25
In these countries they build with so much nice details, and the fact that they come very good in your images give us the opportunity to enjoy them
belido (19934) 2008-02-05 3:34
Vietnam seem to be an exquisite place. I'm enjoyinf a lot your posts about that country. I see a beautiful architecture in a sunny day. I like to see all the details of this entrance. Very good work!
charlotte_iona (1111) 2008-02-05 4:13
I'd suggest correcting the tilt.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2008-02-05 4:53
It seams to be a very nice temple as usually are the Chinese temples and not very crowded as usually they are too. I like the colours which appear to be quite soft for a Chinese temple. The picture is a bit tilted to the right but does not disturb me. Well done.
UnTrained (0) 2008-02-05 9:32
sehr schöner Tempel, die Perspektive lässt einen erst an eine Neigung glauben, aber das ist höchstens noch leicht die Linse. Das Licht führt zu guten kontrastreichen Farben.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-02-06 3:15
Great colours and details in this excellent composition.
Beautiful architecture and light very well managed
TFS and greetings
vincz (19113) 2008-02-06 10:33
I remember this place very well in Hoi An. Looks like the light was less harsh than it was for me when you get there. You got this monument perfectly with great colours and details. Very nicely done.
Graal (103034) 2008-02-06 23:56
an interesting architecture and place. Beautiful details, very nice colours. I like it. Well done photo.
pierrefonds (68211) 2008-02-10 6:08
A nice image of the chinese temple Phuoc Kien Hio Quan, the point of view is giving depth to the image and is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the temple. The photo is sharp and clear. I think, it is unlevel, leaning to the right. Have a nice day.
Angshu (56760) 2008-02-13 0:34
The light was harsh but we are able to clearly see & enjoy the details of the gate. Interesting roof structure, similar yet different from the Chinese roof structures we're habituated in seeing. Very good work!
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (43669)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-12-27
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 350 D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/3.5-4, Hama circular polariser
- Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 2007/12 Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia
- Date Submitted: 2008-02-04 23:33