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During the cultural revolutions, many of the traditional Chinese temples were ransacked and its artifacts destroyed or burnt. Since then, many temples have been restored and many locals as well as overseas Chinese tourists visit these temples to offer prayers for good fortune and good health.

Chinese temples are a range of Buddhist, Taoist or local dieites or deified generals and leaders. Very often it is a combination like a one-stop where local can offer special prayers to their favorites like Christians may pray to certain Saint.

There also clans house and ancestral temples. Nowadays, many of temples are seeing a revival of locals praying with burning incense joss sticks for economic prosperity, excellent examinations for their children, getting married, etc.

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  • Updated Aug 9, 2007
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