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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 #10 of 473 Attractions in Guangzhou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Educational Sites, History Museums, Museums
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
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is a nice old housing complex definitely worth the visit just to see the elaborately decorated buildings. As everywhere in China english descriptions were a bit lacking but were not necessary to enjoy the building and folk museum. Well worth the entry price of 10rmb. However I can imagine this place getting very busy in summer.

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Guangzhou, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Not an amazing place but still worth a visit if you're staying in Guangzhou as there is not much else to see anyway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Beautiful buildings, lovingly restored. Great displays of ceramics and amazing silk tapestry pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It's ironic to find a place that actually showcases the handicrafts of south China in a city known to be the factory of the world. Good place to admire quality construction from the 1800s and to dream of acquiring the real good stuff. For 10 Yuan, it's a real good use of couple of hours. The Audio guide is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A good example of the family temples used to trace lineage and revere ancestors in this part of China. Well restored with lots of fine woodwork, especially well done ceilings and roofs. Near the metro stop of the same name. Easy to see. Worth the trouble. Entry fee cheap. Enjoyed the ivory and bone carving in the second part of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The area of the clan building is not big, just take 30 minutes walking through and come out. But if looking closer and walk slower, it might take you hours to appreciate and photo. The transport getting there is easy by Metro if same building name station. Its not common finding such century clan building leaving us watch in close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

it is so beautiful. the building is not very big and need 10 yuan ticket to entrance. but it real worth you time and expectation. there are thousans of statue decorate the building, all of then are so vivid and colourful. if you are the first time to visit , i guess you won't forget this building any more.

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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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