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The Imperial Ancestral Temple, or Taimiao of Beijing, is a historic site in the Imperial City, just outside the Forbidden City, where during both the Ming and Qing Dynasties, sacrificial ceremonies were held on the most important festival occasions in honor of the imperial family's ancestors.The temple, which resembles the Forbidden City's ground plan, is a cluster of buildings in three large courtyards separated by walls. The main hall inside the temple is the Hall for Worship of Ancestors, which is one of only four buildings in Beijing to stand on a three-tiered platform, a hint that it was the most sacred site in imperial Beijing. It contains seats and beds for the tablets of emperors and empresses, as well as incense burners and offerings. On the occasion of large-scale ceremonies for worship of ancestors, the emperors would come here to participate. Wikipedia
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Guangzhou Highlights Small-Group Day Tour with Lunch
Follow your professional local tour guide and explore the Pearl River city on this 7hour guided group tour. Visit the exquisite craftsmanship in Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family, the city landmark of the Five-Ram Sculpture and historical relic of Zhenhai Tower, and the 1500 years old Temple of the Six Banyan Trees.
Day Tour of Guangzhou City Overview
Follow a knowledgeable local guide and get to know historical Guangzhou on a full-day sightseeing tour. Visit top Guangzhou attractions of the Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family, Five-Ram Sculpture, beautiful Shamian Island, restored canal of Lizhiwan Brook, Six Banyan Temple, and enjoy a tasty Cantonese snack lunch during the tour.
Best of Guangzhou City Sightseeing
Discover Guangzhou city highlights with a local expert on this day, visit the exquisite craftsmanship in Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family, wander around Guangzhou’s largest park of Yuexiu Park, admire the city landmark of the Five-Ram Sculpture, and witness the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees with long history of about 1400 years.
Guangzhou City Sightseeing Bus Tour
Have full day with a local expert guide to visit the city top attractions in Guangzhou, visit the exquisite craftsmanship in Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family, wander around Guangzhou’s largest park of Yuexiu Park, admire the city landmark of the Five-Ram Sculpture, and witness the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees with long history of about 1400 years. Transport by air-conditioned vehicle, English-speaking local guide, entrance tickets and local lunch are all inclusive.
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