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Temple Games

Chinese men playing chess (and some card game in the background) at the local temple grounds in Foshan, Guangdong Province on a Thursday morning. Zu Temple (Ancestral Temple) is a Daoist Temple, but it's also been used as a Buddhist Temple, and there is a Confucian Temple inside as well. Senior men and women were occupying the tables playing games (cards, chess, mahjong) and drinking tea until lunch time. I love how chess in China is always a community sport with bystanders analyzing and critiquing moves along with the players themselves


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Taken on May 29, 2014