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Chen Family Temple - Guangdong Folk Art Museum

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Address: 34 En Long Li, Zhong Shan Liu Lu, Guangzhou 510150, China
Phone Number: 86 20 8181 7371
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: 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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Amazing art and history

This was a small excursion that our adoption group had. Unfortunately, we only had about 90 minutes total here which is not enough time. To do it right, you need between 2-3... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This was a small excursion that our adoption group had. Unfortunately, we only had about 90 minutes total here which is not enough time. To do it right, you need between 2-3 hours. This center contains some fabulous art. From the moment you stare at the walls and see the sculptures and relief work, you are drawn in. Once you... More 

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Camden, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

An enjoyable cultural look at some history in Guangzhou. It is well maintained. There are some lovely display items and the building itself has interesting facades and other features inlude wood and jade carvings. Ornamental trees are lovely. Well worth a look in the chaos of the city.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Gave us some good insight into the lives of peopl and the craft which was made from variety of material like ivory carving, wood, stone carving

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Riga, Latvia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Nice Chinese temple,but if you already been in other temples this one dosnt have smth different to offer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

There were a lot of very nice plants and trees, plus interesting exhibits. Several gift shops were very nice as well.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This beautiful compound includes various halls and temples all owned by the wealthy Chen family. Although it was built in 1894 it is in traditional Qing style and looks even older. If you've read the classic novel of the Qing Dynasty, The Story of the Stone (Dream of the Red Chamber) this place will make you feel you've stepped into... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Beautiful. Lots of crowds. Great souvenier stores (although over double the price of what you could buy elsewhere). So much to see here.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Rare Ivory pieces can be seen here. Craftwork of Chen Clan Academy is worth seeing and appreciating. Porcelain items were also seen there. There was a shop also which was selling these items but the same can be purchased at cheaper rates in local Markets

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Interesting and historical. Tours available in English. Lots of history and also some artists at work. Souvenirs were overpriced. Admission was very little. Worth a visit to learn more about the region and the Folk Arts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Chen family Temple is a must for any visitors to Guangzhou. The craftings on the roof top will takes you several wonderful moments to admire. Do walk to the various halls n see where the residents once study,meet or stay. The place is well kept n maintained. It's easy access to this place as the train station is just located... More 

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