Nansha Tin Hau Palace
May 23, 2015
Mikey's Moments > Nansha Tin Hau Palace
I can see an interesting looking tower from my hotel room and am curious as to what it is. So braving the rain I head out on a Chinese adventure. I have walked about 7 miles today so it was a reasonable walk. The rain held off quite well until the last 500 yards and then of course the heavens opened up! :)

From the interweb "Facing the Lingdingyang (Lingding Ocean), the mouth of the Pearl River, Nansha Tin Hau Palace is a mazu temple on the southeastern slope of the Dajiao Mountain in Guangzhou City and covers about 100 hectares (247.1 acres). The architecture combines both the style of the Forbidden City in Beijing and the sublimity of Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum in Nanjing. It is the largest palace compound of its category in the world. It is reputed as the 'First Tin Hau Palace under Heaven' and the biggest Mazu Temple in southeastern Asia.".
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What's that tower?


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Puzhou Gardens


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Puzhou Gardens


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Puzhou Gardens


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Puzhou Gardens


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Pearl River


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Pearl River


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Puzhou Gardens


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Nanling Tower - Up close!


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Tin Hau Palace


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Nanling Tower


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Goddess of sea, also called Mazu (or Tianhou in Chinese, literally meaning Heavenly Empress)


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Mazu


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Mazu


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Mazu


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Tin Hau Palace


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Back at the hotel


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No, lets go right and get some lunch!


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Back just as the rain starts!
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