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Chen Family Gully

 Jiaozuo Attractions

Chen Family Gully, known as Chen Jia Gou 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 Chen Jia Gou, it has been the sacred place to visit for people who like Taichi and many people go there study Tai Chi.

Taijiquan was firstly created by Chen Wangting (1600-1680) between the late Ming and early Qing Dynasties, 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 Chen Jia Gou. Chen Jia Gou boasts the broad and profound Taichi culture and disciples of Chen Jia Gou have won many prizes at important national martial arts competitions.

The main tourist attractions in Chen Jia Gou include the Taijiquan Ancestral Shrine, Ancestral Cemetery, Taijiquan Martial Atrs 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.

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