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Chen Family Temple - Guangdong Folk Art Museum

34 En Long Li, Zhong Shan Liu Lu, Guangzhou 510150, China
86 20 8181 7371
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Ranked #11 of 492 Attractions in Guangzhou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Museums, History Museums, Educational Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A well preserved property of the Chen family. Wonderful art sculptures including bone. Worth a visit!

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liverpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This attraction has lots to see inside its' decorative walls. The outer is impressive to photograph and inside is a museum of bone china, carvings, calligraphy and much more. at the park are gardens with statues and flowers. A peaceful spot and well worth visiting to learn more about local history and culture.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The "art" work on the buildings out side. I realy liked the person painting book marks and post cards using only his finger nail and side of hand well worth going to

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My parents (in their 80s) took me to visit the Chen Family Temple during Chinese Spring Festival in 2013. It was my first trip visiting the Temple, where is a very quiet place with several courtyards. I like the colorful statues on the roof edge, and stone tables. I drew several scetches using color pencils there, too. Btw, we are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It is a really nice temple, coming from middle age. It is not only about the internal furniture, but the structure of the building itself. Really worth a visit.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful complex with exquisite details. The brick and wood word is astonishing. The roof are decorated with various sculptures that tell various traditional Chinese stories. The folk art inside is very beautiful as well.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

During my 3 week long tour of China I saw numerous temples so by this time I was jaded. Some differences I noticed was that there are interesting carvings at the top of the temple along the edge of the roof. If you have seen many other temples I'm not sure that there is much more to see here.

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Avon Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We loved the art that was displayed there. The place is amazing with local artists and artifacts. Something you don't want to miss.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Loved the exhibits. Only drawback to this place is that the exhibit halls are not air-conditioned so it tends to get very hot. The facade of the building is stunning with the roof having sculptures depicting folk story/dramas.

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Los Gatos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It is amazing large for a clan temple, suggesting the wealth of the Chan families at the time of their prime. It is well preserved. Worthy of a visit for all visitors.

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