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Lubao Ancestral Shrine
2012-08-21 10:35:58
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Located in Lubao Town, Sanshui District, Lubao Ancestral Shrine was built in the South Song Dynasty with a history of 800 years. It is the most ancient temple construction in Sanshui, known as one of the  “Three Major Ancient Temples” in Guangdong Province, together with Foshan Ancestral Shrine and Yuecheng Mother Dragon Temple.

Featured with typical ancient Lingnan style construction, Lubao Ancestral Shrine is an integration of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism, consisting of Wudang Temple in the middle, Putuo Temple on the left and Wenchang Temple on the right. There is a great deal of intangible cultural heritage such as brick carving, pottery sculpture, stone inscription and ash carving, etc. The exquisite workmanship displayed Chinese ancestors’ intelligence and distinctive national characteristics, making Lubao Ancestral Shrine not only famous ancient construction, but also artistic treasure.

In addition, there is also a magic well and an odd tree in Lubao Ancestral Shrine. According to legend, the well was from a golden dragon’s saliva and scales, of which the water could bring good luck and prolong life. The evergreen odd tree neither grew nor died since it was founded in 1935, remaining a mystery currently.

Opening time: 7:30-17:30
Telephone number: 0757-87233614/87235561


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