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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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A truly authentic place

Chen family Temple is a must for any visitors to Guangzhou. The craftings on the roof top will takes you several wonderful moments to admire. Do walk to the various halls n see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Chen family Temple is a must for any visitors to Guangzhou. The craftings on the roof top will takes you several wonderful moments to admire. Do walk to the various halls n see where the residents once study,meet or stay. The place is well kept n maintained. It's easy access to this place as the train station is just located... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A great variety of exhibits displayed among some amazing architecture. My favorite were the jade carvings.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Chen Family Temple is a good place to learn the history of Guangzhou and its culture. The temple is not big, located next to the Subway Line 1 and a lot of restaurants offering authentic Cantonese food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The building was fascinating with intricate carvings all over the roof. It was good if you like history as there were old photos etc but more for the building.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

If you are into Chinese history, this is great place to visit. It's very convenient to get to - take Metro Line 1 and get off a Chan Clan Academy station and you are within 5 minutes from entrance. We spent a couple of hours touring the site. If you are a senior (over 65), it's half price. If you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The carvings on the roofs are beautiful and it is worth a visit to see the architecture alone, but I found the museum to be lacking. The exhibitions are interesting enough but nothing exciting compared with other museums in Guangzhou. The main problem is the commercialisation of this temple - an issue in many across China. There are too many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

If you have around 1-2 hours, don't miss the opportunity to visit the place. The architecture, the objects, the gardens are worth of visiting. I enjoyed it a lot. I tried to take the picture of every detail of the walls, objects, etc. If you like the history, architecture and art then this is one of the places to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is more than just a temple and involves a complex of buildings in a compound. They all have exhibits which we found interesting and made for an enjoyable visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Nice historical home and cheap entry (10 RMB). But was extremely busy on the day we went. Lots of great displays but unfortunately many of the descriptions were only in Chinese and not English. Could have hired audio tour in English but that added to the cost quite a bit. A few too many gift shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I visited the Chen Family temple as part of a guided city tour and would probably not have made the effort otherwise. The building is old, ornate and beautifully laid out, with some breathtaking exhibits of pottery and carving (putting aside that some are clearly new Ivory). The gardens at the rear are tranquil and well worth the diversion. Overall... More 

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