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Family Shrines

The function of the ancestral cult is a distinguishing attribute of the Taiwanese family. Every kinship built a family shrine to worshiping their ancestors of previous generations except the ancestral altar in which the tablet of ancestor is kept. There were several important family shrines used to exist in Tainan. Chuan-Tai Wu-Hsing Ta Tsung-Tzu (Family shrine for all Wu family in Taiwan) and Chen-Chu Tang (Hall for Chen Te-Chu) are two great family shrines listed ad Grade III historical landmarks except Cheng-Shih Chia-Miao (Cheng Family Shrine)

In 1868, Chuan-Tai Wu-Hsing Ta Tsung-Tzu was built to worship the founding ancestor of the Wu family. With the same surname, Wu Feng and Pao-Sheng is a reconstruction after the fire with works by painter Pan lee-Shui and Chen Shou-Yi.

Between 1647 and 1683, one of the legends for the founding of the Chen Te-Chu Tang was built as the residence of Chen Yung-Hua, Ming Dynasty Counselor. The residence of Chen-Che, an officer of Koxinga is the other one. The function of the residence was changed to a family shrine after Ching Dynasty. The shrine was destroyed during World War II and rebuilt after the war. Works of Chen Yu-Feng, one of the famous folk painters among his contemporaries were preserved in the hall.

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