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Ancestral Temple of Chen Family

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
The PRC, People's Republic of China comprises most of the cultural, historic and geographic area known as China. Since its founding in 1949, it has been led by the CPC, Communist Party of China. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1,300,000,000, most of who are classified as the Han Chinese ethnicity. It is the largest country in area in East Asia and the fourth largest in the world, after Russia, Canada and the United States. The PRC borders 14 countries comprising Afghanistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrayzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Vietnam.
The Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family is located at 7 Zhongshan Road in the Guangzhou city. 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 square meters and has 6 courtyards and 9 main halls. Today it houses an interesting museum of folk art and crafts.
The Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family is one of Guangzhou’s most popular destinations, and is well known amongst the cultural related attractions and monuments that the city has embraced.

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