Phuoc Thanh communal house

Group 13, Dien Khanh town, Dien Khanh district, Khanh Hoa province

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According to the oral tradition of Phuoc Thanh family, dating from before the Tay Son uprising (1771 - 1795), about the middle of the 18th century. On that day, the communal house was built with bamboo pictures to worship the Mother of the country - Thien Y A Na Dien Ngoc Phi and to worship Bon Canh Thanh Hoang. In the past, this area belonged to Dinh Thanh village, now belongs to group 13, Dien Khanh town, Dien Khanh district, Khanh Hoa province.

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In 1852, the villagers contributed to rebuilding the wooden communal house, roofed with yin and yang tiles, and built more pavilions to worship the predecessors and later sages.

In 1973, the last time the communal house was restored: re-roofed with new tiles, restored Tien Hien, Hau Hien, Nghi Mon, the communal house was rebuilt with bricks and stones in the style of the back wall.

Phuoc Thanh Communal House is located on a relatively flat campus, originally erected with bamboo and bamboo pictures to worship Mother Thien Y A Na, Ban Canh Thanh Hoang, Quan Thanh De Quan, Ngu Hanh goddess, and worshiping Tien Hien. Late sage. Later, the villagers brought Kieu Khac Hai, a bachelor of science in the province, into the communal house to worship.

Phuoc Thanh Communal House consists of architectural units: Nghi Mon, Great Communal House, East House, and Tien Hien Temple.

The communal house currently has 13 ordinations and 5 mats of the Nguyen kings, conferring on Ms. Thien Y A Na 5 colors, the Emperor Thanh Hoang with 5, Quan Cong with 2 colors, and Mr. Kieu Khac Hai with 1 color; The family still keeps 5 mats given by the king to Kieu Khac Hai and his parents.

One of the mats given to the parents of Kieu Khac Hai has the following content:


Obeying the order of heaven, the Emperor wrote that:
Since the establishment of the government, the use of people is based on merit and promotion, so it depends on each person's talent to determine a worthy position. Kieu Khac you, originally a member of the Academy, have made many contributions to the court. Talent can be considered in a wide range, temperament can take care of big affairs, culture and foresight, soon adapt to governing the country. That: Being an industrious, prudent and diligent official. Commandment: Being able to shoulder great responsibility, worthy of being an example in the courtyard. Now, personally, I will give you a great favor to take the position of Great Doctor and see the wall of the Trifu, please sincerely accept it, and now announce it to the whole world. Let your love of virtue, like the spring wind, reach all distant lands, and the sound of fragrance may reach even the doors of every house.
April 28, year of Tu Duc 6 (1853).

The entire ritual architecture and decorations on the roof of Phuoc Thanh communal house are designed by pieces from colorful ceramic and porcelain pieces with patterns and mascots symbolizing Eastern culture: scroll dragon, tiger salmon, turtle, crane, .... Nghi Mon communal house with roof decoration system has reflected the ancient features, typical for Khanh Hoa relic and the inherent superiority helps us to identify the relic's location, important to local people.

At the center of the village, adjacent to Thanh Dien Khanh market, it is not difficult for us to recognize an ancient communal house in the middle of the street, so it is more or less influenced by the modern urban area. But that's just the outside, and inside, this place is a typical place of worship, although it has a modern style, it clearly shows the ancient structure with extremely unique layout and architecture. .

The communal house has a structure of 3 compartments and 2 wings according to Vietnamese traditional architecture, the outer pillars are covered with a scrolling dragon shape, bringing ancient and dignified beauty. The main hall is arranged in a harmonious and unified manner with the diaphragms, mother-of-pearl mosaics, the three mountains, and the ancient altars, creating a dignified and cozy worship space. The system of wooden altars and architectures in the communal house are carved with meticulous and delicate figures of the four spirits and four quarters, bringing elegant and soft beauty in the relic. Each altar in the communal house has a specific object of worship, such as: Ban Canh Thanh Hoang altar, Thien Y A Na altar, Quan Thanh altar,... all are concentrated in the main hall.


The main hall of Phuoc Thanh communal house

Phuoc Thanh communal house not only carries with it the unique cultural and historical values of the locality, but also is the place where many revolutionary historical events took place during the nation's resistance war.

On the morning of August 19, 1945, insurgent forces in Phuoc Thanh village joined the delegation of General Ninh Phuoc gathered at the communal house of Phuoc Thanh village. …. After the uprising won the victory, the province's radio station located at Phuoc Thanh communal house was used to propagate, mobilize and organize the masses to stand up to kill the enemy to save the country... Every night, the people gathered at the communal house to listen to it. Radio station covering the world, in the country, in the province and the Nha Trang front.

On January 6, 1945, at Phuoc Thanh communal house, the election of the first National Assembly took place. Dinh Phuoc Thanh was also honored to welcome Minister of Labor Le Van Hien, leaders of the province, Nha Trang Front Command and people to the family to vote in the election on January 6. . In Thanh's quarter, enemy aircraft spent nearly 2 hours dropping bombs and petrol bombs, killing 1 old man and 3 children, injuring 12 others.

Every year, Phuoc Thanh communal house opens in the spring, the festival is held in the second lunar month, the ceremonies conducted during the festival focus on reflecting the local customs and practices.

With typical historical - cultural values, in 2006, Phuoc Thanh communal house was issued by the Provincial People's Committee Decision No. 1885/QD-UBND ranked as a provincial historical - cultural relic.