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Tuy Loan Communal House

This communal house was built in the late eighteenth century and rebuilt in 1888. Similar to Nai Nam and Bo Ban, Tuy Loan communal house used to worship the village tutelary god and bygone and recent time sages.

In the ancient days the individuals held a ceremony at the house to welcome spring on the 14th and 15th of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. Nowadays Tuy Loan communal house is distinctive in that it's preserves 15 honours dating from Minh Mang's and Bao Dai's reign.

The house covers a region of 110 sq.m with brick walls and a pantile roof. It's embellished with 2 dragons flanking a moon and flying dragons encrusted with shards of pottery. The inside has 3 sections and there are 2 leantos, the rear one of which is 2.4 m wide and a 2.7 m long. It's 4 rows of Jack tree wood pillars, every of that has 6 pillars from 2.5 to 4.5 m high. The pillars against the walls are embellished with pumpkin shapes. At the 2 sides, the roof beams and embellished with a dragon's head and the tie beams of the gable are carved with a dragon's head and styles of floating clouds, daisies and peonies reflecting their inventive value.

In the resistance war against the French, Tuy Loan communal house was the place where the native people and everyone in neighboring villages of Bo Ban and Cam Toai held an indication and usurped the ability of the district chief of Hoa Vang in August 1945.

In the anti-American war (1954-1975) the puppet government of Ngo Dinh Diem created this house an area for betraying and executing communist. Therefore, it was the place where the native people rose to oppose the Americans and the Diem's government.

On the 4th January 1999 the communal house was recognized as a historical and cultural relic by the Ministry of Culture and Communication.

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