Guidebook Phuoc An Hoi Quan Pagoda

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Phuoc An Hoi Quan Pagoda

“One of the most beautifully ornamented temples in town,” says Lonely Planet. “Delightfully fronted by greenery and opening to an interior blaze of red, gold, green and yellow,” the Phuoc An Hoi Quan Pagoda contains “elaborate brass ritual ornaments and weapons … fine woodcarvings on the altars, walls, columns, hanging lanterns and incense coils.” The temple, dating from 1902, “has almost the opposite energy (quiet, despite sometimes being crowded) that the morning market does,” notes San Francisco Gate, “so it’s an ideal spot to wander and observe.” And behind the main altar, with its stone and brass incense braziers, is a statue of Quan Cong, “to whom the temple is dedicated.”

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