Location: Bo Ban Communal House is located
in Bo Ban Village, Hoa Phong Commune, Hoa Vang District, Danang City.
Characteristics: Bo Ban Communal House was set up for the worship of the
village gods and bygone sages and for annual festivals. The house was recognized
as a historical and cultural relic on 4th January 1999.
This village communal house was built out of bamboo on the hillock of Tam Vi in
the early 19th century. In 1852, it was moved to the center of the village and
was rebuilt using brick and pantiles. It has three sections and two lean-tos
with a length of 14.5m and a width of 9.7m. There are 36 pillars made of jack
tree and ‘kien kien’ wood. The structure is “Chong ruong - Gia thu” with the
tops of the pillars carved with a dragon’s head and the beams with apricots,
poplars, bamboo like phyllotaxis and orchids. There are also animals and birds
such as sparrows and monkeys and ornamental floral designs. These original and
artistic works are skillful and ingenuously carved. In August 1945, before the
usurpation of power, the local people gathered at the house to demonstrate and
forced the court mandarin and village officials to hand over the seals,
documents and record books. Bo Ban was the first local polling booth for the
national congress election of the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam. In the anti -
American resistance war, it was the place where the local people decided to wipe
out the enemy mercenary killers, to destroy the confinement section and
confiscate the arms and storehouses in Hoa Vang District.