Also known as the Chen Clan Ancestral Home, the Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family showcases the fascinating aspects of Guangdong architecture. It is a must-visit place from your accommodation in Guangzhou China the likes of Ascott Guangzhou.
If you take Guangzhou Metro Line 1 and arrive at the Chenjiaci Station, you could find the Exit to the main entrance of the Chen Clan Academy.
Chen Clan Ancestral Home comprises a compound-complex housing six courtyards, nine halls, and nineteen buildings – all connected by corridors.
During the period of the Qing Dynasty, a person called Chen was able to acquire a distinguished office title as a result of getting third place in the highest imperial examination, making his family well-known. Later on, this temple was founded to encourage their younger generations to study hard like him.
This ancestral temple was built employing the symmetrical style belonging to the traditional Chinese. At the heart of the temple, the Juxian Hall can be found and in front of it, you will notice the stone gazebo amid several stone balustrades.