Originally built in the Song Dynasty with a history of over 800 years, Shawan Ancient Town has formed and retained unique Lingnan culture and won honors such as “China’s famous historical and cultural town”, “China’s folk art village- village of diversified folk arts and village of music in Guangdong”, National AAAA Tourist Attraction.
In Shawan Ancient Town scenic area, the history of the ancient town is shown clearly. The ancient village layout of “stone steps and stone alleys” remains intact, ancestral temples and ancient houses are well-arranged. Moreover, the eave rafters, beams and columns are exquisitely crafted. In the core area of ancient town, 10 pavilions with distinctive themes were built to fully present the traditional ancestral hall culture, clan culture, architecture, farming culture and folk literature and art of Shawan. These fully display the charm of Shawan Ancient Town and profound historical and cultural deposits.
Shawan Ancient Town is particularly famous for architecture and sculpture art, Guangdong music, parades, dragon and lion dance and home cuisines. Shawan milk with ginger enjoys great popularity for a long time and is well-known in the province, Hong Kong and Macao.
Address: No 122, Dagangyong Road, Shawan Town, Panyu District, Guangzhou