Monday, 7 September 2015

Cantonese Chinese temple in Kuala Lumpur

The Chan She Shu Yuen Temple has been built according to an example of a famous Cantonese temple in Guangzhou. Its green facade is special and when looking closer you see scenes out of the daily life a hundred years ago. The little statues are very detailed and integrated in the walls and roof.

It was the Chan Clan who funded the construction of the temple and art collection. Inside you find an exceptional altar. It has been a while since we were in Guangzhou and indeed this temple in Kuala Lumpur looks very similar.

De Chan She Shu Yuen Tempel werd gebouwd naar een voorbeeld van een beroemde Kantonese tempel in Guangzhou. Zijn groene façade is bijzonder en van dichtbij zie je taferelen uit het dagelijkse leven ongeveer 100 jaar geleden. De kleine beeldjes zijn zeer gedetailleerd en geïntegreerd in het dak en de muren. 

De tempel en de kunstcollectie werden opgericht en gesponsord door de Chan Clan. Aan de binnenzijde vind je een prachtig altaar. Het is een tijdje geleden dat we in Guangzhou waren, maar inderdaad deze tempel in Kuala Lumpur vertoont veel gelijkenissen met hun lokale architectuur. 
 
Chan She Shu Yuen Temple Kuala Lumpur

Chan She Shu Yuen Temple Kuala Lumpur

Chan She Shu Yuen Temple Kuala Lumpur

Chan She Shu Yuen Temple Kuala Lumpur

Chan She Shu Yuen Temple Kuala Lumpur

Chan She Shu Yuen Temple Kuala Lumpur

Chan She Shu Yuen Temple Kuala Lumpur

Chan She Shu Yuen Temple Kuala Lumpur

Chan She Shu Yuen Temple Kuala Lumpur

Chan She Shu Yuen Temple Kuala Lumpur

Chan She Shu Yuen Temple Kuala Lumpur

Chan She Shu Yuen Temple Kuala Lumpur

Chan She Shu Yuen Temple Kuala Lumpur

Chan She Shu Yuen Temple Kuala Lumpur

Chan She Shu Yuen Temple Kuala Lumpur

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13 comments:

  1. What wonderful works of art. Those little people (Fig. 3) are unique.
    Lovely photos !

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  2. Yes, that was a beautiful and one of the oldest temples around in KL and Malaysia.

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  3. Prachtige foto's en het roept herinneringen op aan China!

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  4. Wauw, ziet er geweldig uit!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  5. Your photos show such architectural detail. The color red (my favorite) is prominently displayed.

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  6. This was a 100 year old Chinese temple 'Chan She Shu Yuen', 'Chan She' means Mr Chan's family and 'Shu Yeun' means literally school. Opened in 1906 to serve immigrants with the surname Chan. I would believe (in my opinion) that the temple served as an ancestral praying facility for the Chan migrants as well as a place for the young to study. But it's modeled based on Cantonese style temple from Southern China. I remembered in the 70s I used to walk past this temple to school everyday for 6 years. In chinese festivities then like the chinese new year or lantern festival, it was busiest.

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  7. Have pass by this temple many times but never step in ..lol

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  8. prachtige details toon je ons Filip..

    onze cultuur is wel heel verschillend

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  9. Lovely photos and that is one amazing red bow!

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  10. heel mooi, zeker al die klein uitgewerkte beeldjes
    mooie detailfoto's

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