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Nanhai Temple, also called Poluo Temple, is an important and sacred place for ancient people exploring the Southern China Sea. It is an important site of ancient Chinese transportation and overseas trade as well as the starting point of the marine Silk Route. It is the only architectural heritage remained among the Donghai Temple, Nanhai Temple, Xihai Temple and Beihai Temple in ancient China. Nanhai Temple is an important historic site of China's foreign trade in ancient times ( Guangzhou is the starting point of the marine Silk Route).

Nanhai Temple, with a history of 1400 years, was built at the 14th year of the first emperor of the Sui Dynasty. Every emperor sent officials to hold a memorial ceremony there since the Sui Dynasty and the Tang Dynasty. Therefore, the temple has many valuable inscriptions and is honored as the "Forest of Southern Steles".    

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2011-05-23
The old and magnificent Temple of Nanhai God is an important ruin in Guangzhou and serves to illustrate the city s long and colourful marine trade history with the rest of the world. It is the best-preserved example of its type and size in China. The Temple of ...Read More
2011-05-23
Nanhai(South Sea)Temple or Nanhai God Temple, is the only ancient Sea God Temple left in China, located in Miaotou Village in the Huangpu District of Guangzhou.Read More
2011-05-20
Thousands of people watched fireworks around Qaindeng Lake. Lion Dance. Illuminant Dragon Dance performances by Taipei Lion Dance Team. Cantonese Opera Chen Mengji Playing New Year Visit on Sanshui District Theater. Lettuce Dinner Party in Guanyao. Nanhai ...Read More

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by Blaise 2011-05-23
Overview Ash Plastering is one of the architectural arts, also called Ash Sulpture, but generally called Wall Paiting. It is vey popular in Foshan, guangdong province, The mainly contents of the works are handwriting, landscape, figures, flowers, birds, animals, etc. Know more The workmanship of the Ash Plastering is excellent. This kind of works include ...