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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 #9 of 492 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Cape May, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We visited this museum while waiting for our train back to Hong Kong. Much of the crafts show the workmanship that China over the centuries has been famous for. The artisans displayed here must have been at the top of their craft.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Spent a pleasant afternoon wandering through the various halls with their beautiful artefacts. Well worth a visit. Plenty to see. I got in for free as I am over 65 - they ask for proof like your passport. Otherwise the price is just ten yuan, which is still very good value.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The 'folk art' museum consists of a number of works - sculptures, carvings, paintings etc. Spent about 90 minutes there.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We visited the Chen Family Temple after visiting several temples in Beijing and found this one to be very refreshing and exciting in comparison. The artwork and detail in every inch of this place is really special and worth the trip if you are in Guangzhou. You can see that there is some influence from India there in the colors... More

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

If you like architectural. this is not to be miss. If you are not, you should not miss this as well. Please do not walk around having a general view, go close-up. Look at the door craving, scruptures and painting on the pillars. Ticket is cheap, train get you to the door step. You have no reason to spare half... More

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