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Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum

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Address: No.34 Enlong Li, Zhongshan 7th Road, Guangzhou 510150, China
Phone Number: 020-81817371
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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A must-see attraction, with a history of more than 100 years and still in...

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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This museum exhibits some of China's famous handicraft techniques. It does have an ivory exhibit and also has some for sale. The museum is really small and not all the exhibits... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum exhibits some of China's famous handicraft techniques. It does have an ivory exhibit and also has some for sale. The museum is really small and not all the exhibits are open to the public or has English translation available. It some exhibits it details in pictorial steps how the craft is made. The entrance fee is $10 CNY.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best preserved ancestral temples of Guangdong, the colorful roof carvings are gorgeous to behold and there are some beautiful art and craft displays in the rooms. You probably only need 2 hours maximum in this place it's quite small and can be strolled through even in 30 minutes but of course it's nice to take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its location near with the public transport MRT and the price of friendly. Tell the history of chen clan. It's fantastic.. love it!!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The buildings are great looking with fabulous carvings on the roof line. The exhibits are interesting but not spectacular; however, it is definitely worth the trip. There was one particularly interesting gift shop that sold paintings done with only the palm and fingers of the artists hands - no brush. He readily gives demonstrations.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good place to visit- cheap entry (10 yuan), close to a metro stop (go out exit E) and a taste of more recent history 1890s). There are various folk art exhibits in the side halls- carving (wood and ivory), straw pictures, paper cut outs, ceramics etc.

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Dungog, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a more recent slice of history where all the families of the 5 clans of Chen put in funds to build this mix of status symbol and city accommodation for family members. Great carved screens and art work on the roof. The latter is being restored as blackened by the years. Also Interesting display of local skilled craft,... More 

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Thank Carol S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good to see the historical intricate designs of this Folk Museum. Interesting pieces work of arts inside.

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bulidings are beautiful, but unfortunately we couldn't enjoy it much due to the crowd during the new year holiday. People all over the place taking photos sprawled across the walls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Easy to access, not far from subway stop. Entrance fee required but is minimal. Take your time to wonder through the beautiful architecture and gardens. Lovely place to sit and relax, I spent time here drawing the architecture. The shops offer a pretty collection of items. You can get the marble stamps engraved with your name, or a friends for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best thing in Guangzhou. Beautiful traditional architecture. We nearly didn't go bc we didn't know what it was. I still don't really!! But go there bc it's a beautiful complex and has little galleries in the rooms including an ivory carving gallery which was fully amazing.

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