The Chen Family Temple
Built in 1890-94 with monies contributed by members of the Chen Clan from around the world, the Temple houses a collection of local arts. The facade and roof of the entrance hall are crowded with ceramic figures of dieties and interpretations of operatic tales. This temple survived the Cultural Revolution, when many other temples dedicated to ancestor worship were destroyed.
Entrance to the Chen Family Temple
Ceramic figures on the roof above the temple entrance
Ceramic figures on an inner temple building
More decorative roof figures
Additional ceramic roof figures
Mythical ceramic figures
Door Guardian
Main temple hall
Decorative minerals displayed in the main hall
Decorative rock formation in the temple garden
Gold-gilded carved wood box
Ivory carving displayed in Temple
Another large and very intricate ivory carving on display