Ancestral Temple

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Ancestral Temple


  • Title: 大祠堂 / Da Ci Tang
  • English title: Ancestral Temple
  • Genre: Drama
  • Episodes: 43
  • Broadcast network: CCTV
  • Broadcast year: 2008
  • Opening theme song: Deng Dai (等待) Waiting by Ruby Lin


The ancestral temple is a family's sacred place. And in the period of time where women are considered inferiors, the ancestral temple is also a place off-limits to women. And our story about this ancestral temple, it so happens that its start and development revolves around one woman, its conclusion is unknown.

"Ancestral Temple" is about the life of ordinary Huizhou people, a simple life told in a major drama will have people savoring for years. The director hopes that these stories can enlighten and enrich modern day people. Although the story takes place during the Ming Dynasty, it has the taste of modern life, from Huizhou woman Xiuyun we can see the brilliance of the Chinese feminine moral traditions. 'Ancestral Temple' is the Chinese version of 'Dae Jang Geum,'

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  • Filming locations: Huangshan, Beijing

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