Jinlun Hall

Jinlun Hall, Guangzhou: Hours, Address, Jinlun Hall Reviews: 3.5/5

Jinlun Hall
3.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
What people are saying
Douglas M
By Douglas M
Well Worth Finding
Jul 2018
I’ll start this review by us getting on Line 1 of the metro at GongYuanQian and heading west to three stops to ChangShouLu. This is one stop after ChenJiaCi, the station for the popular Chen Clan Museum. Be aware the Hall isn’t easy to find but well worth the effort. At ChangShouLu take Exit A. There’s a map of the area at the top of the stairs but it’s in Chinese and the green area isn’t as you’d expect a park, but a built-up area criss-crossed by small streets. Never the less walk to the road (Changshou West) and turn right, there’s a small hospital across the road. It’s a narrow road and a delight to walk along if you like small shops jade and silver. There’s also the usual snack cake shops. Don’t cross the road but keep walking straight on, across another road for about 300 metres. Then your path will be blocked by the new metro station being built. Basically, you have to walk a ‘U’ to get around the excavations. Turn right and walk under the big arch, ignore the cries of vendors selling fresh oranges and orange juice squeezed as you wait. Walk about 50 metres and turn left and then another fifty and right and you’re on the main road (KangWang South) next to the tunnel. Walk past the railway ‘works’ and you’re at the hall which is next to the road. Note: If after walking under the arch you carry straight on past the new shopping parade for about 150 metres you’ll see on your right the unprepossessing entrance to the HuaLin temple (there’s a TA for this). To get to JinLun Hall turn-around take the next alley on the right and you’ll arrive at the front of the hall. Before you go in read the informative introduction on the left, especially how the whole place was moved. Pity there isn’t more about this feat of civil and mechanical engineering. No entry fee or ident check but the chap on the door asked us to make an entry in the visitors ‘book’. This hall was the home both spiritually and socially to all the artisans involved with the silk trade, from the breeding of silkworms to the embroidery of silk, and every process in-between. Inside there are lots of display boards about silk in both English and Chinese. Some great reads about the people involved, the businesses that flourished and foundered, the markets for silk and how GuangZhou became the center for the manufacture and exportation of silk Fascinating stuff with plenty of photos and a few exhibits behind glass to look at. SWMBO did point out that the shirt on a hanger I was ogling was made of cotton and probably belonged to the chap on the door! This place is really a hidden treasure as the building hasn’t been molested too much since it was built. As ever look up for wonderful woodwork and frescos. I haven’t a clue what the two up-in-the-air rooms either side of the entrance are for. No toilets or refreshments on site but they’re available nearby. As we wandered back to ChangShouLu SWMBO couldn’t resist buying a few bits of jade. She knows the going price and just laughs at the inflated prices, she reckons 10 times, asked when there’s a foreigner standing next to her. I say a few words in Chinese, while SWMBO explains that not all foreigners are loaded, and the price becomes ‘local’.

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Rodin Wu
Hualien, Taiwan228 contributions
A very small Lingnanese style Hall
Apr 2019 • Solo
Near Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street, very small and not easy to find. When I was there it had been closed already so I could not get inside.
清朝的嶺南樣式祠堂式建築,始建於清朝雍正元年(1723年),道光二十四年(1844年)重修。位置在上下九步行街附近,很小不容易發現。我到達的時候已經關門,因此沒有進入參觀。
Written April 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Douglas M
Guangzhou, China1,973 contributions
Well Worth Finding
Jul 2018 • Couples
I’ll start this review by us getting on Line 1 of the metro at GongYuanQian and heading west to three stops to ChangShouLu. This is one stop after ChenJiaCi, the station for the popular Chen Clan Museum.

Be aware the Hall isn’t easy to find but well worth the effort. At ChangShouLu take Exit A. There’s a map of the area at the top of the stairs but it’s in Chinese and the green area isn’t as you’d expect a park, but a built-up area criss-crossed by small streets. Never the less walk to the road (Changshou West) and turn right, there’s a small hospital across the road. It’s a narrow road and a delight to walk along if you like small shops jade and silver. There’s also the usual snack cake shops. Don’t cross the road but keep walking straight on, across another road for about 300 metres. Then your path will be blocked by the new metro station being built.

Basically, you have to walk a ‘U’ to get around the excavations. Turn right and walk under the big arch, ignore the cries of vendors selling fresh oranges and orange juice squeezed as you wait. Walk about 50 metres and turn left and then another fifty and right and you’re on the main road (KangWang South) next to the tunnel. Walk past the railway ‘works’ and you’re at the hall which is next to the road.

Note: If after walking under the arch you carry straight on past the new shopping parade for about 150 metres you’ll see on your right the unprepossessing entrance to the HuaLin temple (there’s a TA for this). To get to JinLun Hall turn-around take the next alley on the right and you’ll arrive at the front of the hall.

Before you go in read the informative introduction on the left, especially how the whole place was moved. Pity there isn’t more about this feat of civil and mechanical engineering.

No entry fee or ident check but the chap on the door asked us to make an entry in the visitors ‘book’.

This hall was the home both spiritually and socially to all the artisans involved with the silk trade, from the breeding of silkworms to the embroidery of silk, and every process in-between.

Inside there are lots of display boards about silk in both English and Chinese. Some great reads about the people involved, the businesses that flourished and foundered, the markets for silk and how GuangZhou became the center for the manufacture and exportation of silk

Fascinating stuff with plenty of photos and a few exhibits behind glass to look at. SWMBO did point out that the shirt on a hanger I was ogling was made of cotton and probably belonged to the chap on the door!

This place is really a hidden treasure as the building hasn’t been molested too much since it was built. As ever look up for wonderful woodwork and frescos. I haven’t a clue what the two up-in-the-air rooms either side of the entrance are for.
No toilets or refreshments on site but they’re available nearby.

As we wandered back to ChangShouLu SWMBO couldn’t resist buying a few bits of jade. She knows the going price and just laughs at the inflated prices, she reckons 10 times, asked when there’s a foreigner standing next to her. I say a few words in Chinese, while SWMBO explains that not all foreigners are loaded, and the price becomes ‘local’.
Written July 19, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

322Mia
London, UK88 contributions
Interesting
Jun 2012 • Couples
Nice little place to visit on your way to the Hualin Temple (See my other review) or the Jade Market. Old style building and displays of silk embroidary. This is where the silk merchants used to meet in age old times. Free entry although they ask you to sign in. Nice to have a look around. Get off at Changshou Lu metro on Line 1 and walk past Jade shops.
Written June 25, 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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