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Culture

The Texas Guandi Temple (Traditional Chinese: 德州關帝廟, Simplified Chinese: 德州关帝庙, Pinyin: Dézhōu Guāndì Miào) is located in East Downtown. The temple was established in 1999 by a Vietnamese couple, Charles Loi Ngo and Carolyn. They decided to build a temple to Guan Yu (Guandi) after surviving an aggravated robbery, which occurred at their store in the Fifth Ward. They believed that Guandi saved their lives during the incident. The temple is open to followers of all religions, and it has perfumed halls.

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