Chen Family Ancestral Temple

Chen Clan Temple is also called Chen Clan Academy, which is the largest, best-preserved and most gorgeously decorated traditional building in Guangdong Province, as well as the representative of Lingnan folk architectural decoration and arts. It took seven years to build the temple from 1888, the 14th year of Emperor Guangxu of Qing Dynasty, to 1894. It served as clan temple and an academy for Chen families in 72 counties of Guangdong Province.

Chen Clan Temple is famous for its magnificent scale and precise arrangement. It is highly praised in the "Intemational Architectures Arts" in Germany and "Lingnan Historical Places" in Janpan. People name the temple as the Jewel of Lingnan architecture and regard it as the collection of Lingnan Decoration.

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