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Chen Clan Academy

Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family is also called Chen Clan Academy which was built in the 12th year of the reign of Emperor Guangxu (1894) with donations of members from the Chen family who lived in 72 different counties in Guangdong province.

The Chen Clan Academy is used as sacrifices to ancestors and for study and imperial examinations, located on Zhongshan Road, Liwan district of Guangzhou city. The whole project was designed in traditional Chinese symmetrical style, with six courtyards, nine main halls, and nineteen buildings divided by walls.

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The structure is grand in scale, covering an area of 15000 square meters, makes it the largest ancient architectural relics in Guangdong. The most impressive attractions in the temple are various superb carvings extolling nature, like Wood carving, brick carving, pottery carving, stone carving, lime carving, clay sculpture, ash sculpture and so on.

Nowadays, Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family is served as Guangdong Folk Arts and Crafts for displaying historical preserves.

Open time: 8:30 - 17:30
Traffic: Take the No. 17, 85, 88, 104, 107, 109, 114, 128, 193, 204, 233, 250, 260, 268, 286, 293 or 413 buses or Metro Line 1 and get off at the Chen Clan Academy Station.

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