Visit all sorts of herbs at Shennong Caotang Museum

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Established in 2006, Shennong Caotang Museum is the first semi-enclosed garden-style TCM museum to combine nature and history in order to comprehensively showcase TCM culture, Lingnan medicine, TCM health preservation, homology culture of medicine and food, plantation of medicinal plants and TCM’s cultural significance.

A memorial gate

Located to the south of Baiyun Mountain and inside the factory of Guangzhou Baiyunshan and Hutchison Whampoa Ltd, Shennong Caotang Museum has already received more than one million visitors from home and abroad and become one of the top tourist destinations for locals and visitors alike.

The museum, a garden-style building group, contains halls, gardens, mansions and pavilions. It subtly combines an explanation of TCM history and culture with an attractive plantation of Chinese herbs.

As a whole, the museum is composed of two major areas: the TCM Garden and the Lingnan Medicine Garden.

A relief of the Eight Diagrams

In the TCM Garden, there are landscape walls, specimens, simulation processing tools, herbs and so on, presenting the history of TCM, time-honored brands of TCM, plantation of herbs, unique medicinal ingredients and herbs of the Lingnan Region, toxic medicinal materials, etc.

In the Lingnan Medicine Garden, there are four major parts, which are Lingnan medicine, TCM health preservation, the homology culture of medicine and food, and the plantation of medicinal plants。 In addition, Wanglaoji herbal tea museum also moved into the garden at the end of 2013。

The Triple Gate

A 99-meter-long relief featuring the history, theories, knowledge, stories and time-honored brands of Chinese medicine, from which you can learn about the 5000-year-old development of TCM

A statue of Li Shizhen, a renowned TCM practitioner during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Folium artemisiae argyi

Serrate rabdosia herb



Indian Kalimeris herb

White jimsonweed

Gelsemium elegan


A giant tea pot and a giant teacup

Ancient style buildings

Tour guide

Admission: Free

Add.: No。 389 Shatai North Road, Baiyun District, Guangzhou (广州市白云区沙太北路389号)

Opening hours: 8:30-12:00, 13:30-17:00, Tuesday - Friday;

                    9:00-12:00, 13:30-17:00, Saturday - Sunday (Closed on Monday)

Guide service: Please call or fax 020-66282302 during working hours in workdays to reserve guide service for your tour at least one day in advance.

Metro: Take Guangzhou Metro Line 3 North Extension, and get off at Tonghe Station (同和站), then transfer to Bus No. 754, get off at T.J. Decorative Materials Square Station (天健装饰材料城站), and walk for about 700 meters to get to the museum.

Bus: Take Bus No。 246, 501, 808 and get off at Baiyunshan TCM Factory station (白云山中药厂站); or take 72, 201, 241, 754, 884 and get off at the terminal near the museum, then walk to the museum according to the map direction。

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