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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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$240*
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Best of Guangzhou City Sightseeing
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$65*
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Private Historical Tour: Guangzhou City...
85%
Ranked #12 of 493 Attractions in Guangzhou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Educational Sites, History Museums, Museums
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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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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I was blown away by the huge range of sculpture and art forms that are preserved here The buildings themselves have great historical value and have been rescued from collapse after great abuse during the Cultural Revolution. You could spend several hours just gazing at the intricate art forms built into the buildings everywhere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a must visit for anyone into Chinese History , architecture and Folk Art and folk works. The skill of work and design displayed here, within the brick carvings and the rooftop figures is remarkable. This old historical building along with the well set out folk art displayed in its halls makes for a fascinating visit and takes you... More

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This stop was part of our private tour while in the area and very forgettable unless you're a member of the Chen Clan really.

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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Only visit if you wanna know more about history & like to know about there cultures & all .. Good place to go for 1-2 hours .. Visit by metro @ much cheap rate .. Small but nice place .. Tickets are very cheap ..

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Gosford, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

no need to join tour or other as you can easily move about town on metro and taxis are cheap or be adventurious and catch a trike bike. perhaps if you have a great interest in chen clan you may get something out of this place but we foung little exceptional here but still it is easy to reach and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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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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Rome, Italy
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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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