Former Residence of Chen Fang (Chun Afong)
The former Residence of Chen Fang (Meixi Royal Stone Archways Tourist Attraction) is a national key cultural relics protection unit. Chen Fang (1825-1906) was born in Meixi Village, Qianshan Town in Zhuhai. Chen's former residence includes an ancestral hall, large rooms, western-style houses and drawing rooms, combining both Chinese and Western elements.
Chen Fang was the first Chinese consul in Hawaii and the first overseas Chinese millionaire. He had been a Privy Council Consultant of Hawaii and, by marriage to a princess, a member of the royal family. In 1890, he returned to his hometown and bestowed a fortune in donations. Thus, Emperor Kuang hsu (Guangxu) of the Qing dynasty conferred the stone memorial archway to commend Chen for his philanthropy and contributions to the country.
Address: Meixi Village, Qianshan, Xiangzhou District, Zhuhai
Tel: 86-756-8659577, 8635652
Buses: 26, 36, 931