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Chen Family Temple - Guangdong Folk Art Museum

Address: 34 En Long Li, Zhong Shan Liu Lu, Guangzhou 510150, China
Phone Number: 86 20 8181 7371
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Ranked #11 of 489 Attractions in Guangzhou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Educational Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A must-see attraction, with a history of more than 100 years and...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Educational Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Guangzhou, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The carvings on the roofs are beautiful and it is worth a visit to see the architecture alone, but I found the museum to be lacking. The exhibitions are interesting enough but nothing exciting compared with other museums in Guangzhou. The main problem is the commercialisation of this temple - an issue in many across China. There are too many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

If you have around 1-2 hours, don't miss the opportunity to visit the place. The architecture, the objects, the gardens are worth of visiting. I enjoyed it a lot. I tried to take the picture of every detail of the walls, objects, etc. If you like the history, architecture and art then this is one of the places to see.

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Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is more than just a temple and involves a complex of buildings in a compound. They all have exhibits which we found interesting and made for an enjoyable visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Nice historical home and cheap entry (10 RMB). But was extremely busy on the day we went. Lots of great displays but unfortunately many of the descriptions were only in Chinese and not English. Could have hired audio tour in English but that added to the cost quite a bit. A few too many gift shops.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I visited the Chen Family temple as part of a guided city tour and would probably not have made the effort otherwise. The building is old, ornate and beautifully laid out, with some breathtaking exhibits of pottery and carving (putting aside that some are clearly new Ivory). The gardens at the rear are tranquil and well worth the diversion. Overall... More 

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Pittsford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This family temple is impressive for all its architecture and craftsmanship. It's amazingly well preserved in the middle of the city and through historical turmoils. A Must-See for visitors who are familiar AND unfamiliar with Chinese culture!

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The place is to let people know the family have done and left the people know the history and Chen family or clan have do for the place.

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

When I have friends in town that want to see traditional Guangzhou style architecture or gain some cultural understanding of lianan style, I take them here. It is one of the best preserved & well ran site in Guangzhou. It used to be the residential compound of a wealthy family, the Chen, it was turned into an art school during... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Impressive characteristic Guangdong architecture. One of the best tourist sites in Guangdong Province. All the buildings are decorated with wood carvings, brick carvings, stone carvings, lime sculptures, ceramic sculptures, iron castings and colored drawings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

just next to subway station of chen clan academy, such nice building with easy access and cheap entrance. worth visiting for a stop by attraction

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