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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
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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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Fascinating to see how a wealthy family lived in Guangzhou in the not too distant past. Incredible craftsmanship in the building decorations.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Fascinating to see how a wealthy family lived in Guangzhou in the not too distant past. Incredible craftsmanship in the building decorations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

If in the area the Chen family temple is worth a visit. It is near Beijing walking street and a few other popular tourist destinations in Guangzhou. The academy itself is built in traditional Chinese architectural style. The walkways and gardens that house banzai trees act as a calming oasis amidst the high rises that engulf the surrounding area. Much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Firstly, it is easy to get to. It is next to the subway station. All signs are written in Chinese and English, so it is easy to get around. Chen Clan Academy is a folks art museum in a 19th century building (1888) that belonged to Chen family. It has 2 inner yards and a backyard; in between there are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I had some chance to made the visit with a chinese colleague to help me tu understand the spirit. It is imprest to visit this palce. tjis is a tipical folk museum

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

This 1893 complex of traditional buildings is well preserved and has richly decorated roofs of elaborate carvings and figurines and garden courtyard spaces with pavilions and linkages. Used as exhibition spaces and art galleries as well as museums, it is a must visit for visitors especially those interested in heritage buildings! Some of the buildings showcased etched blue painted glass... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This attraction is well-preserved. A must-see when visiting Guangzhou. Do take some time to appreciate its architectural, historical and cultural values, exhibits and information.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

One of the nicest place to go in guangzhou. 10 yuan for a ticket entrance, but the architecture and the exhibition are worth the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A very traditional clan memorial place in the middle o this big city. There are a number of similar clan communal but this one is well preserved thanks to the great support of both the Chan's descendants and the state Government. There is also 2 smaller museums of the Manchurian descendants near by. They recorded the settlement of the Manchurian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The Chen temple is very accessible and beautiful place to visit. It is best to do it with a guide that can explain all the symbols and art involved. It is nicely reconstructed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The Folk Art Museum is in a historical complex that was used by the extended Chen family for many years. The architecture as well as the arts are interesting and well maintained. It is valuable for people of all ages.

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Address: Address: 34 En Long Li, Zhong Shan Liu Lu, Guangzhou 510150, China
Phone Number: 86 20 8181 7371
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Guangdong  >  Guangzhou
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