Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall

Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall

Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall originally located on what is now Kangwang Nan Lu in Liwan District by Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street, close to the Huallin Jade Market and near the Hualin Temple , Jinlun Guild Hall was built in 1723 to resemble a typical Cantonese ancestral shrine. Crafted with brick and wood, it features a pottery ridge crest on the roof similar to that of Chen Clan Ancestral Hall (Chen Clan Academy) .

Jinlun Guild Hall once served as a place for the assembly of the silk guild in Guangzhou from the Qing Dynasty to the Republic of China period. The principal part of the hall structure is well preserved and has floor space of 700 SQ Meters, with its back facing north and the front facing south . The guild hall is an ancestral temple-style architecture that can be struc turally divided into three major blocks both longitudinally and attitudinally. The stone inscriptions, wood carvings, brick carvings, ceramic sculptures as well as lime sculptures inside the hall all demonstrate the delicacy, beauty and elegance typical of the architecture of Lingan style. Moreover, 22 steles with inscriptions that were preserved in the hall serve to take a good record about its history.

As the only Qing Dynasty assembly hall that was preserved intact in Guangzhou, Jinlun Guild Hall is a living testimony to the history concerning the budding of capitalism in China , an important relict of the Marine Silk Road , and key material evidence to the foreign trade conducted at the Thirteen Hongs (Shisanhang) . All these vividly demonstrate the splendor once shown in the textile industry and the silk export in China. In July 1999, Jinlun Guild Hall was officially promulgated as a cultural relic in China. In July 1999, Junlun Guild Hall was officially promulgated as a cultural relic site under protection by Guangzhou City Government.

The only remaining guild hall in Guangzhou today, Jinlun was originally an assembly place for an esteemed silk weaving guild in Guangzhou. In 2001, when construction to widen Kangwang Lu began, the hall was moved northwest approximately 80.4 meters and elevated 1.85 meters. The entire process took about three years, and was completed in August of 2004.

Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
Metro Line 1, get off at Changshou Lu Metro Station
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
Exit D2
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
Hualin Temple (Hualin Si) is located in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. It is an ancient temple with about 1400 years ago. The temple was constructed in the Southern Dynasties (420-581 AD). 
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
ShangXiaJiu Pedestrian Street Chinese Name : 上下九商业步行街 ) situated in the central area of Liwan(or Xiguan) district, this area consists of Shangjiu Lu, Xiajiu Lu and Dishipu Lu. The street is notable for its unique Lingnan architectural style, Xiguan folk customs, commercial and cultural ambience. Featuring the characteristics of European and Chinese styles.
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
 Guangzhou Hualin Jade Market is the largest market for jade in Guangzhou. The market covers an area of 10,000 sqm and the vast majority of Guangzhou's jade traders can be found in the area, where there are many stalls selling jade and pearl. 
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall
Guangzhou Jinlun Guild Hall

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