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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 #10 of 494 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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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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Cam.Sur
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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Whilst very interesting and great artifices particularly liked the way they showed different stages I artefacts development, not easy to follow audio tape guidance as to where at.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had not planned to go here but were very pleased that we did. The highlight of our visit was experiencing a tea ceremony and tasting various teas. Great roof "carvings"

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I doubt anyone can walk through this place without marvelling at the amount of time and effort it must have taken to make all the amazingly detailed carvings along the walls and roofs of the building. There are also displays showing equally impressing carvings made of small nuts and bones. You don't need to understand Chinese to be impressed by... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Chen Clan Academy building is stunning. If you are interested in architecture or Chinese culture and history, this is your place in Guangzhou. We spent a couple of hours here without a minute of boredom. You can rent an English audio guide at the entrance. It's worth listening to the guide, it provides amazing background information about the temple... More

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Macau, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Just an amazing destination. You can't help but be totally engaged by the stunning carvings many retaining amazing colour. Wander the 9 halls, 6 courtyards and 19 buildings, stop and absorb the stories within the walls, watch some traditional crafts (silk embroidery, seal making, ink drawing eg).....history brought to life.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This attraction is easy to get to on the subway as it is right outside exit D of the Chan Clan Academy station on Line #1. If you are interested in the history of Guangzhou, this attraction would be quite fascinating. The place used to be the heart of Guangzhou walled city hundreds of years ago. The buildings are authentic.... More

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