One of Cholon’s most active and colourful pagodas, Quan Am was founded by the Fujian Congregation in the early 19th century and displays obvious Chinese influences. It’s named for the Goddess of Mercy, Quan The Am Bo Tat whose statue lies hidden behind a remarkably ornate exterior.
Quan Am Pagoda
Fantastic ceramic scenes decorate the roof and depict figures from traditional Chinese plays and stories. The tableaux include ships, village houses and several ferocious dragons. Other unique features of this pagoda are the gold-and-lacquer panels of the entrance doors. Just inside the walls of the porch are murals, in relief, of scenes of China from around the time of Quan Cong, a deified 3rd century general. There are elaborate woodcarvings above the porch.
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