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Chenjiagou

 Jiaozuo Attractions

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Introduction to Chenjiagou (陈家沟)

Chen Family Gully, known as Chenjiagou in China, is located 5 kilometers the east of Wen County, Jiaozuo City, Henan Province. Its original name was Changyang Village. Chenjiagou is the birthplace of Taichiquan, one of the traditional Chinese shadow boxing. Since the Chen Style Tai Chi was originated in Chenjiagou, it has been the sacred place to visit for people who like Tai Chi and many people go there study Tai Chi.

Taijiquan was firstly created by Chen Wangting (1600-1680) between the late Ming and early Qing Dynasty, who is a member of the ninth generation of Chen Family. After that, Taijiquan has been handed down by the Chen Family members generation by generation. When Chen Changxing, a member of the 14th generation of Chen family broke the regulations and taught Yang Luchan to play Taijiquan, the Chen Style Taijiquan was introduced to other parts of China. Practicing Taijiquan and martial arts have become quite popular in local people in Chenjiagou. Chenjiagou boasts the broad and profound Tai Chi culture and disciples of Chenjiagou have won many prizes at important national martial arts competitions.

The main tourist attractions in Chenjiagou include the Taijiquan Ancestral Shrine, Ancestral Cemetery, Taijiquan Martial Arts School, Taijiquan Research Institute, Yang Luchan Learning Site. You can experience the charm of Taichi masters and the strong culture of Taichi, also learn some Taijiquan.

   
Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Location

Wen County, Jiaozuo City, Henan Province

   
Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Main Sights

Taijiquan Ancestral Shrine, Ancestral Cemetery, Taijiquan Martial Arts School, Taijiquan Research Institute, Yang Luchan Learning Site

   
Shanhaiguan Great Wall 

Travel Information

Admission: 40 Yuan

Opening Hours: 7:00AM - 7:00PM

   
 

Travel Tips 

1. Try to avoid visiting Chenjiagou during the summer holidays and golden week when there are substantially more tourists.


 

 


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