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Chen Clan Ancestral Hall

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Address: No.34 Enlong Li, Zhongshan 7th Road, Guangzhou 510150, China
Phone Number: 020-81817371
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

A must-see attraction, with a history of more than 100 years and still...

A must-see attraction, with a history of more than 100 years and still in its original shape. The buildings are famous for their exquisite and mythical decorations, such as the brick carvings of historic figures. The temple also functions as a museum under the auspices of Guangdong Folk Arts Museum, exhibiting a variety of folk arts and crafts.

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A very intereting site with aspects of both a museum and a fine crafts mall.

We visited the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, which is really a series of buildings many of which contain magnificant antiques and works of art. Interestingly we met an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, which is really a series of buildings many of which contain magnificant antiques and works of art. Interestingly we met an artist-in-residence who made amazing paintings using only his hand -- no brush. Watching him create one was amazing. We bought one and took a photo of ourselves with the picture and the... More 

Thank Staten_Islander
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is filled with great architecture, from the top of the building to every room. The various works of arts and carvings were fascinating. Great for school field trip.

Thank Traveller79Turks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The building and its history are interesting, and the museum of folk art was good. The descriptions of the traditional techniques to produce the works of art were very good.

Thank Caroline S
Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was interesting because the signs included the history of the place, in English. There were also good displays of building-decor crafts and methods by which they were made. Half the area is shops which is a bit much.

Thank Mary W
Wijnegem, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were there while adopting our son. It gave a good view of the history and the beauty of China. The quietness of the central garden is peacefull and even with the rain, we loved to stroll there. A must if you want to escape the stress of the city!

Thank Cazze67
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an okay cultural site visiting the villa of a powerful clan, but it is not a real top place to visit in China as a whole. Guangzhou is not a place for tourism per se but a commercial and manufacturing city. So in that context, this stands out.

Thank Liars N F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It would be an interesting visit if you have no idea about chinese culture & history. Found out that a lot of the craft actually originated from shantou, chaoyang, chaozhou area. It's a teochew clan! You will spend less than 1 hour, not a big place.

Thank Samantha S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you have few hrs for sightseeing, here is one of choice. You can see historical building and decoration. Here is located at Guangzhou central city area. So it's convenient to visit.

Thank Hiroaosta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with my classmates who are also in the Language and Culture degree and even with a tour guide it was rather boring. He explained everything to us in a monotonous tome and it was hard to get excited about what we were seeing. Some pretty pieces but...you just look around and leave. Maybe I've been in China too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The building itself is a late 19th century imitation of a large family estate from the Ming Dynasty . However the gardens and the contents are amazing, especially the exhibition on local (Guandong Province) ceramics and sculpture. Certainly worth visiting!!!

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