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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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This was a pleasant surprise I got more than I expected and got to see beautiful art talent and beautiful hand made details I was impressed with some of the Ivory carvings and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The Folk Art Museum is in a historical complex that was used by the extended Chen family for many years. The architecture as well as the arts are interesting and well maintained. It is valuable for people of all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed all the halls in Chen Clan Ancestral Hall! Amazing intricate details of the walls, posts, furnitures, and there are also a lot of activities to watch or join! Ivory pieces are unbelievably expensive but uniquely beautiful! Love the feel of this place!

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was a pleasant surprise I got more than I expected and got to see beautiful art talent and beautiful hand made details I was impressed with some of the Ivory carvings and the embroidery work that look for some of them of them like a pictures or a painting so well preserved after years. The downside I thought a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The combination of a temple finished in the late 19th century along with beautiful courtyards, a showcase of cultural art and shops to by gifts unique to the region, the Chen Family Temple and Guangdong Folk Art Museum was my favorite place we visited over a weekend in Guangzhou so definitely put it at the top of your list. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We spent the morning here, such a culturally enriching trip to do. The amount of man hours and dedication that went into the art that is here is truly amazing. Highly recommend you visit the Chen family temple.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This was the home of the wealthy Chen family in ancient times. The home was Chinese style, with courtyards in the centre. Along the roof top were ornate decorations. The rooms have now been converted into a museum for ancient arts & crafts, like fabric weaving, bone, wood, jade carving. Elephant tusks were intricately carved with scenes of ancient Chinese... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

All the temple are sculped, the tecniques and matherials are in exhibition, it's realy an millenar art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Well-preserved ancestral family home with a myriad of details that will keep culture vultures happy. There are several courtyards with plants which make a welcome serene change from the traffic outside. The side rooms are dedicated to various folk arts, and some have artisans demonstrating the art form.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

All sort of Chinese arts filled this place. You find architectural structure, fanciful things made of porcelain, wood, nuts, ivory, clay and many others. For a 10rmb ticket price that is really a lot in there for one to see. ashleyluvreal.tumblr.com

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A beautiful complex - some outstanding bonsai , ivory carving , embroidery display . Art pieces are worth seeing . Staff friendly .Small shops are well stocked and staffed. Clean , well kept

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