Oct 4 2020

Liu’s Temple 刘秉璋陈列馆

The Temple/ exhibition hall is opened on Oct 4th, 2020.

Unfortunately, we can’t attend due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 12 2020

With love, from Hefei

The Liu temple is processing well. They began to work 来自家乡的信息和照片.

2020.4.12 ⇓

Jan 8 2020

The temple in 2020

Liudun, 刘墩村, 元和堂
Hefei, Anhui, China

The architectural concept, blueprint and the actual photo of the Liu Temple.

They’ve celebration on Oct 4, 2019.

Is the stage too high

Oct 27 2019

Visiting the temple 元和堂, 2019

Liudun, 刘墩村 合肥市庐江县矾山镇刘墩街 (X086县道)  
Hefei, Anhui, China

I visit the Temple after breakfast. It’s a short drive from the HongFu Hotel. We made a pit stop at Zhuanqiao Secondary School (Middle School 砖桥中学).



Oct 27 2019

Zhuanqiao Secondary School 砖桥中学

X064县道 刘墩街
Chaohu, Lujiang, Anhui

Going in from the hotel, and the street scenes between the School and the Temple. There is a big stone, donated by the Class of 1975, naming the area as Dream Chasing Dream Chasing Jujube Garden 追梦枣园.


Oct 25 2019

Hefei 2019

A familiar scene, only in Hefei … 2016

Hefei, capital of Anhui province is added to my 2019 China trip after I arrived in China. (Hankou – Hefei South D638 16:41-18:24 

Oct 25 2019

The hotel in Lujiang

… Lujiang, Hefei

The hotel Hongfu 鸿福大酒店 is the best in town (its facilities & guidance) and popular with weddings.  The foundation treated me to a suit with two toilets, which I protested to no avid. It feels old, and … hmmm… yucky, with many cigarette ashtrays.



Oct 25 2019

Happy Bay 幸福港湾

NE corner 经四路 纬二路
Lujiang, Hefei

Nearly two hours drive from the Hefei South rail station (70 km). The restaurant is next to Morning Market 晨光农贸. They kindly displayed a banner as a warm welcome, oh boy. The owner is a distant relative, who sweated in Wenzhou before coming home to open up his own shop. The cucumber cold appetizer is really good, look and texture wise. And I taste for the first time, their local rice dumplings, which is fried.


Oct 4 2019

Yuanhe Temple 元和堂

Liudun, 刘墩村 Hefei
Anhui, China

This architectural concept is rendered by Architectural Engineering Design Institute at Tongji University, Shanghai 上海同济大学建筑工程设计院. This Liu clan project started in 2009. But unfortunately due to mismanagement, it stopped for a decade.

  • On October 4th, 2019, they celebrate the beam installation 上梁典礼.

2019.12.22: Ceremony of ancestral hall 庐江刘墩刘氏宗祠祖宗神位入住祖先堂仪式, 今日冬至圆满完成.

Mar 15 2016

Hefei train station

I couldn’t tell where this station is (blurry doesn’t help either) – very unformed, except I’ve a receipt for a bowl of noodle (