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Facing the Lingding Ocean,the mouth of the Pearl River,Nansha Tianhou Temple is a mazu temple on the southeastern slope of the Dajiao Mountain in Guangzhou City and covers about 100 hectares (247.1 acres). It was built to worship the goddess of sea,also called Mazu by the people,whose real name is Linmo(960-987).The architecture combines both the style of the Forbidden City in Beijing and the sublimity of Dr.Sun Yatsen's Mausoleum in Nanjing.It is the largest palace compound its category in the world.It is reputed as the 'First Tianhou Temple under Heaven' and the biggest Mazu Temple in southeastern Asia.