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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 496 attractions in Guangzhou
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Guangzhou, China
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The temple is an impressing one in Guangzhou but nothing special compared to more original ones that can be found just outside the city. Most of it has been renovated recently and in the inside there is an exhibition of artcrafts. I didn't like that there were so many side art shops inside with their expositions inside the halls of... More

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I've been to this place quite a few times since I've lived in Guangzhou. It's my favorite place to take visitors who don't have a lot of time to spend in the city. GZ is a fairly modern city and there's not a lot of really old China left here, with this being an exception. It's easy to get to... More

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Not comparable to the north side of China, this temple is a small bit of the old China in the middle of an 'Occidental' city. If you are there for business and you want to taste a little bit of the ancient China it worth a 1h visit.

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ALISO viejo
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Don't find myself willing to spend too much time there. Too much renovation which lost the flavor of authenticity in it.. Not recommend personally.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This museum has a lot of information and special items (such as the first president of China's pistol) and clean washrooms and is well maintained. The outside field and garden are all very nice and the entrance fee is 10 yuan for adults and 5 yuan for students. Information on the walls inside the museum are a little cramped together

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London, United Kingdom
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I'd previously been here about 15 years ago, and unsurprisingly, nothing much has changed. It's certainly worth a visit, but you probably don't need to allow more than an hour or so. The big decision is whether to get a guide or not. If you don't, then you are basically wandering around a little unsure of what you're looking at... More

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Should be on your priority list of things to do while in Guangzhou. The temple is really beautiful - Amazing Cantonese architecture style. The dragon sculptures on the roof and around the temple is what I found most unique. Also various kind of arts inside the temple, as lovely Chinese paintings and fascinating sculptures. The temple is actually pretty small,... More

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Tualatin, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Beautiful building and well preserved. The woodwork was stunningly intricate. Most of the interpretive explanations were in Chinese, not as much English. Particularly enjoyed the embroidery artwork gallery. Nice way to spend an hour or two.

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Hong Kong
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

It was unexpected huge and beautiful when I visited this Chen Family Temple for the first time.. Don't miss the decoration on the roof top no matter in wooden, glass, stone or ceramic and also of each wall, door, window., etc It is 100 % Cantonese style and can be preserved so well. Really not easy. We have to say... More

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

The Chen Family Temple / Guangdong Folk Art Museum is located next to a large square, giving it a very impressive feel. This is one of those temples not tucked in between skyscrapers, but visible in all its beauty. There is indeed a lot to see in terms of architecture and Chinese art in the temple/museum, and it is definitely... More

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