鍾氏宗祠 ☺ Village Ancestral Shrine of the Zhongs

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Holger Bauer on March 20, 2010

Hi Ah-Pong of B@ngk☺k, wonderful:)) My latest YouTube upload:)) http://www.youtube.com/user/pivatana?feature=mhw4#p/u Cheers pivatana

::::=UT=:::: on March 21, 2010

ชมพู-ฟ้า เลยนะครับ ตัดกันเหมือนสีประจำโรงเรียนสวนกุหลาบเปล่าครับสีนี้ :O)ในหมู่บ้านมีศาลเจ้าหลายที่เลยนะครับนี่ อันนี้ก้อศาลเจ้าหรือเปล่า? หรือว่าโรงนาเก็บพวกผลผลิตทางการเกษตร

Ian Stehbens on March 21, 2010

Tell us about the Shrine, Ah-Pong, please. And the baskets inside, the sheafs and baskets outside must all have significance.

Thanks again for this visit.


ƤōƝƓ on March 21, 2010

pivatana, Vielen Dank!!

A.Netrasiri อันนี้เป็นศาลบรรพบุรุษของแซ่ผม ของหมู่บ้านนี้ครับ แต่ละหมู่บ้าน/อำเภอ/ตำบล ทั่วจีนแผ่นดินใหญ่/ไต้หวัน หรือแม้แต่ในไทย มาเลเซีย จะมีศาลบรรพบุรุษของแต่ละแซ่ ถ้ามีคนแซ่นั้นอยู่พอสมควร แต่ที่เห็นมีคนเอาไม้ฟืน ตะกร้าไปวางเพราะว่าบ้านนอกก็งี้แหละครับ :P มีงานชุมนุมไหว้บรรพบุรุษก็ปัดกวาดกันที(ส่วนใหญ่คนไทยเชื้อสายจีนจะเป็นสปอนเซอร์จัดงาน เพราะคนจากอำเภอนี้ก็มาเมืองไทยเยอะมากกกกกก) ลองกูเกิ้ลแล้วค้นหาคำว่า "สมาคมฮงสุน" ดูครับ

Ian, my pleasure!! It's the Shrine to my Ancestor (Zhong Surname) of Fengshun County. To give you an idea, there are about 5,000 Chinese surnames or xing(姓). Each of the cities/counties/villages in Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong (and overseas Chinese community in each S.E. Asian countries) would erect ancestral shrines if there is sizable members of each particular surname. Inside of the Shrine, there are lots of name plates of past generations that share the same surname. Basically, it showcases a family tree/genealogy. I didn't get inside but went straight to my ancestral tomb nearby So you might take a look at this picture to have an idea what it looks like. --> (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/9931411)

The baskets and those mumbo-jumbo got nothing to do with the Shrine. Ha Ha Ha! ;P The Shrine will get cleaned up and open next time a ceremony is held. A considerable number of ethnic Chinese in Thailand descended from this area of China! :)))

Greetings from Thailand, Ah-Pong of B@ngk☺k

John de Crom on March 21, 2010

Very nice photo Ah Pong. Greetings John,

乾龍 on March 21, 2010


Hollis chen on March 21, 2010


Very Nice shot..

ƤōƝƓ on March 22, 2010

Hoi John, dank u hartelijk voor uw regelmatige bezoeken.

乾龍 & hung-chu Chen﹐ 多謝朋友們的造訪。 在泰國華裔大多數可忘了祖﹐ 連他們阿公阿嬤的原籍都不知到了。 :(((

Best wishes to Holland and Taiwan ~Ah-Pong of B@ngk☺k

Faintlightofdawn on March 22, 2010

Lovely looking entrance Worapong, best wishes, Fai

esse est reminisci (… on March 22, 2010

Interesting building,Ah-Pong with tools for agriculture. Greetings.Raffaele

Harry Taggart on March 24, 2010

Lovely well cared for Shrine, Ah-pong, very impressive. cheers scally from glasgow.

ƤōƝƓ on March 25, 2010

Hello Fai, Raffaele, and Scally, thanks to my friends for your kind appraisals.

Ah-Pong of B@ngk☺k with regards to London, Faenza, and Glasgow

miyo0117 on March 27, 2010


飞火流星's photograph was seen. I understood as the original first type of the sanctuary of Zen sect 禅宗.   Thank you for sharing.

greetings miyo0117

ƤōƝƓ on March 28, 2010

Thanks a lot for visiting, miyo0117. The first time I've learned Zen in Japanese is written as 禅. This is a Shrine to my ancestors with Surname 鍾. :D

Regards, Ah-Pong of B@ngk☺k

Thanh Nguyen Tran on April 1, 2010

Does the shrine belong to the village or the private person? We also have many ancestral shrines belonging to the private families in the countrysides in Vietnam. Greetings, nguyentran

ƤōƝƓ on April 1, 2010

Hi nguyentran, I've learned about ancestral veneration in Vietnam from many documentaries as well. Ancestral veneration is common in Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, and Korean cultures.

The shrine belongs to both the village and descendant of the Surname Zhong from this village.

Thanks for your interests, Ah-Pong

林傑安(Enson) on April 1, 2010

美到難以形容!!! Lovely photo!!! Best of!!! Warm greetings from Taiwan. :))

ƤōƝƓ on June 29, 2010

林傑安(Enson),多谢到访塘坑镇锺氏宗祠哦! 向彰化的问候

richmondchiong on January 8, 2016

Hi, i'm interested with the 鍾 ancestral village. could you help me? I have the chinese name of my great grandfather from Xiamen. I hope you can help me with the ancestral book or family tree. Thanks. please email me at chiongrichmond@gmail.com

ƤōƝƓ on January 9, 2016

Hi RichmondChiong, I have sent you an e-mail. I am willing to help you about the 锺氏宗祠。

All the best from Thailand

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Photo taken in Fengshun, Meizhou, Guangdong, China

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