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New Year's Eve Celebration and the Chinese New Year Day at the Thien Hau Temple

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Come and enjoy one of the hidden secrets of LA. The Thien Hau Temple which is located at 750 N. Yale Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, will be holding its Chinese New Year's Eve celebration along with Chinese New Year celebration on February 9 and 10th, with 11 PM February 9 being the traditional start of Chinese New Year. Thien Hau Temple which has been long thought of as a Buddhist Temple is in fact a Vietnamese-Chinese temple dedicated to the goddess Thien Hau built and supported by Vietnam War escapees. Photography is okay inside and outside the only thing they asked you that you will not interfere with someone in worship by stepping in front of them and the altar.
It will be much color to this event you will probably have to use low light techniques for some of the evening happenings.
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  • larry a.

    Thanks Ron for the meet up...I'm sorta glad I had car trouble and getting their LATE was able to participate in the events. Getting there at 5 like I was planning would have gotten to tired to stay until midnight. I left around 1 in the!

    February 11, 2013

    • Ronald T.

      Thanks, for sharing images that capture the event. A plus for me is looking at your other work and noting someone who enjoys capturing images of time. http://abelleraphotog...­

      February 12, 2013

  • larry a.

    It was some hard shooting. The place was packed more than a can of sardines...haha. Outside the gated area was a joke if you didn't secure a spot hours a head. The Lion dance within the temple was over filled. I decided to just look around and get what I could since I got there at 11pm after securing another ride...phew!

    February 10, 2013

  • larry a.

    Aloha people! Been shooting down at the Temple and Chinatown for the past 3 days...I look forward to meeting all of you at the Temple!

    February 9, 2013

  • Keith

    going next weekend - for the new years parade. The temple's well worth visiting that's for sure, I take students there all the time. Just turn up the iso. Its a great photo op been there many times.

    February 8, 2013

  • larry a.

    The event starts 11pm saturday and runs till 11am the next day...across alpine park playground 3blocks away from chinatown

    February 8, 2013

  • Norma

    The thing is, I'll be somewhere around there anyway so I guess this is a RSVP. Is that the tiny little place about a block from Hill? It's so small, how can so many people go at one time? IF that's the place I'm thinking. Oh Well!

    February 8, 2013

  • Ed

    Sounds like a fun shoot

    February 5, 2013

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