The Chen's Ancestral Hall was built by Chen Sile. Chen Sile’s father was a Chinese businessman. He settled here after he married a local woman in Hoi An. His son Chen Sile passed the Nguyen Dynasty exam and became a government official. He was once stationed in China. Adhering to the Chinese tradition of chasing after the end, the ancestral hall was built to worship ancestors. The architecture is mainly Chinese, but some details have a little Japanese style and characteristics, and the beams and pillars are the most obvious.
It turned out to be the ancestral hall of a local merchant, but because of its long history, it turned into a scenic spot. The ancestral hall is not big, and the buildings inside are still very similar to the Chinese Lingnan style. You can take a look at it to understand the history.
There are many Chinese in Vietnam, so there are many Chinese buildings. The Chen's ancestral hall was built in 1802 by Chen Sile. His father was a Chinese businessman and settled in Hoi An after marrying a local woman. His son Chen Sile passed the Nguyen Dynasty exam and became a government official. He was once stationed in China. In keeping with the Chinese tradition, the ancestral hall was built to worship ancestors. The architecture is mainly Chinese, but some details have Japanese style and characteristics, the most obvious is the beams and pillars. The front of the house is the ancestor tablet, and the main entrance in front of the tablet will only be opened on major days such as ancestor worship during the Spring Festival; the back half of the house is the residence of the family members. There are still descendants living now.
It is a place worth seeing. Although it is a Qing Dynasty building, it has Lingnan characteristics, various decoration types and extremely delicate carvings, which is simply breathtaking.
Just by hearing the name, it was built by the Chinese. Similar to the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall in Guangzhou, it was an ancestral hall for worshipping ancestors. It was also one of the gathering places for Chinese in the early days.