CHEN-SHI-ZU-MIAO, KLENTENG

Chinese temple thatwas a place for ancestor worship of the Chenfamily. Located on JalanBlandongan 97, Jakartanot far from lin-de yuan and built in1757. Was among the oldest  ancestor temples. A statue ofChen Yuan-guang (a famous fighter who opened the Zhang-zhou area in the 7th century) was the main statue in the Chenfamily temple. Some members of the Chenfamily frequently visiting this temple  originate from Hokkien (Fujian). Descendants of the Chen family in Java used the name Tan as a latinized version of Chen. The Chen family also built their largest temple for their ancestors in Semarang (1815).