August 26, 2009

  The Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family is located at 7 Zhongshan Road in Guangzhou. This is a very well preserved architecture from the 19th century. It used to belong to a wealthy family by the name of Chen and now houses many articles including ivory sculptures and artistic statues. 
At the end of the 19th century, money was raised from the many Chen families living in Guangdong province and with these funds this grand temple was built for the worship of their ancestors. This large temple is a good example of South China architecture and is luxuriously furnished. Decorative pieces and carvings made from limestone, iron, stone and wood, that depict historical events are found throughout the temple.
It is set in grounds covering an area of 10,000 sq meters and has 6 courtyards and 9 main halls.

 

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