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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
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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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Very hot place but unique

This place really resemblence all the craftman ship that guangzhou could offer.check out the fabulous ivory craft..they have it until 46 layers on a single ivory. Also admire the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This place really resemblence all the craftman ship that guangzhou could offer.check out the fabulous ivory craft..they have it until 46 layers on a single ivory. Also admire the potrait made of silk by hand..it' georgeous..I couldn't even tell the difference with a real photo! However in summer this place can be very hot and event hough there are many... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Chen Clan Academy shows the beauty and well preserved Chinese architectural buildings as well as a deep insight into the life of the ancestral Chen families and their contributions. It can be easily accessed by metro Line 1(yellow line) at the Chen Clan Academy stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Super unique It's a wonderful place to go with families particularly teenagers ages 12 to 16 I was 12 when I went with my family and I really enjoyed learning about Chinese history I thoroughly loved being here and I had great picture opportunities and wonderful food nearby

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a fabulous museum to visit. My favorite is the poetry engraved on a single grain of rice. But also high on the list is the embroidery and the porcelain arts. Well worth the price of admission. The people are very friendly also. One person came up and gave us an ice pack because it was so hot that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Guangzhou is not rich in accessible pre 20th century historic precincts of this quality. The buildings have been carefully restored presenting the visitor with the ability to admire the architecture, fittings and sheer beauty of the Qing era in China's rich history. The complex is quite large and the buildings in great restored and in many places original condition, highlighting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a must stop visit in Guangzhou. Plan on spending at least 2-3 hours here to see everything. They carve chops here and you can take pictures of the carving. If you want a chop make that your first stop then tour the museum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I was in Guangdong in the first week of August 2015 and had some free time in the morning before catching a train out of town. The site serves as a folk arts museum of the local region so various displays of the local art forms (including sale of ivory products!). The building is the ancestral center of the Chen... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I went there on one of the afternoon.There is direct subway to the academy。Just get gown and exit from station D,and it just adjacent to met.You will like it,if you love art and history

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

If you are interested in Lingnan crfts, then this is well worth a visit. The building is incredible and the fact that the Communists turned it into a museum is what saved it from the Cultural Revolution. The real shame is that it was the ancestral hall of a large local clan, but the hall that once held the ancestor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

If you have never seen an ancestral hall before then i can definitely recommend to come nad see this. The place is well restored and is a nice piece of Cantonese history. Make sure you see the video( subtitles in English ) if you´re not with a guided tour like us. The folk museum itself has some niece artpieces if... More 

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