Former Residence of Chen Fang (Chun Afong)

Updated: 2015-10-29

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.     

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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


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