Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, formerly known as Chen Clan Academy, situated on Zhongshan Qi Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, is a traditional Chinese ancestral complex built in the Qing Dynasty. The large, gorgeously decorated and well-preserved Chen Clan Ancestral Hall is symbolic of the folk architecture style in Guangdong in late Qing Dynasty. It was added to the list of "Cultural Relics of National Importance under the Protection of the State" by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China in 1988.
Chen Clan Ancestral Hall was built between 1888 and 1894 (the 14th year and the 20th year) during the reign of Emperor Guangxu of Qing Dynasty. Covering a total area of 15,000 square meters, a floor space of 6,400 square meters, Chen Clan Ancestral Hall is a symmetrical complex comprising of 5 main blocks in 3 rows, total 19 buildings with nine halls and six courtyards. On the main axis lie the Head-entrance, the Gathering Hall and the Back Hall. The central axis is flanked on both sides by halls and wing-rooms; and the single buildings are interspaced by courtyards and connected with verandas. Buildings are separated with “Qingyun alleys” and connected with corridors.
By MTR: Chen Clan Academy Station of Metro Line 1
By Bus: Take the bus No.85, 88, 104, 107, 109, 114, 128, 193, 204, 233, 250, 260, 268 or 286. Get off the bus at Chen Clan Academy Stop and reach Chen Clan Ancestral Hall.