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Cantonese Culture, 粤文化


cantonese guanyin temple yangonFlag of BurmaCantonese Kwan Yin Temple
观音古庙,
Burma
A temple in built by the Cantonese community and dedicated to Guan Yin. The temple looks new but was founded in 1823 making it one of the earliest Chinese temples in Yangon Chinatown.

chua ngoc hoangFlag of VietnamChua Ngoc Hoang, Vietnam
Jade Emperor Pagoda, 玉皇殿. Built by the Cantonese migrants in Ho Chi Minh and dedicated to the Jade Emperor.


kong chow templeFlag of United StatesKong Chow Temple, 冈州古庙, USA
A Cantonese Chinese temple located in San Francisco Chinatown and founded in 1849. One of their most famous guestswas Mrs. Harry Truman who visited the temple to pray for Mr. Truman’s election results and asked for a prediction of 1948 election.

matsu temple Flag of VietnamMatsu temple of Tue Thanh Guild Hall,穗城会馆天后宫, Vietnam
A clan association and temple built by the Cantonese in Cholon (Ho Chi Minh Chinatown) and dedicated to Mazu, the sea goddess.


tin how templeFlag of United StatesTin How Temple 天后古庙, USA
Founded by the Cantonese and dedicated to Mazu, Empress of Heaven, this is one of the oldest Chinese temples in San Francisco Chinatown. It is also probably the only Chinese temple with its own street name.

 

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