Chen Clan Academy Tours – Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

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No. 34, Enlongli, Zhongshan 7th Road, Liwan District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, China, Guangdong Province, Guangzhou
Hours : 1

About this place

Chen Clan Academy is an academic temple in Guangzhou, built by the 72 Chenclans for their juniors' accommodation and preparation for the imperial examinations in 1894 in Qing Dynasty. Later it was changed to be the Chen Clan's Industry College, and then middle schools afterward. Now it houses the Guangdong Folk Art Museum.

the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall is a symmetric complex consist of 19 buildings with nine halls and six courtyards. 

The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall complex exemplifies traditional Chinese architecture and decoration style, and has influenced cultural and architectural developments worldwide. 

The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall is notable for the rich decoration which exist inside, outside the halls and in almost every beams, ridges, walls and columns. This make the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall a large collection of wood carving, stone carving, brick carving, pottery, plaster and iron engraving.


Opening time: 9am – 5pm

Ticket: 10 RMB

Visit time: 1h

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