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Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum

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Address: No.34 Enlong Li, Zhongshan 7th Road, Guangzhou 510150, China
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Phone Number: +86 20 8181 7371
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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An Amazing and Culturally Enriching Experience

This academic temple and complex covers an area of approximately 13, 200 square metres. It was originally built by 72 Chen clans for the accommodation and study of their juniors... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This academic temple and complex covers an area of approximately 13, 200 square metres. It was originally built by 72 Chen clans for the accommodation and study of their juniors for the 1894 Imperial examinations. Today it is the home of the Guangdong Folk Art Museum. The premises are made up of nineteen buildings with nine halls and six courtyards,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The handmade buildings and sculptured roofs are unequal works of art. The galleries as well as the museum store are a showcase of Chines 19th. century art

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is very interesting place, we had our boys name translated and written by the professor here, it's nice. You can take a bike tag along or a tuk tuk almost. Just make sure to bargain for price before getting on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is understandably one of the top attractions in Guangzhou. The buildings are stunning - so much detail on the roofs, that you spend easily an hour just checking them out. The buildings themselves are also filled with interesting exhibits or shops. It should feel overly touristy, but somehow it doesn't. We got there early morning on a national holiday... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice series of old Chinese rooms and courtyards, used by the Chen Clan over a century ago. It gives you an insight into some Chinese practices of the period. Well maintained and some nice exhibits.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a unique museum experience as you wander through a series of old South-China-style buildings and courtyards. the buildings themselves are wonderful to look at and photograph, and there are also mini-museums in several of the halls. You can see how the rooms were arranged when this was a functioning academy, and then there are rotating exhibits of different... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy access , place to learn about history ,culture and Chinese art.it requires 1-2hours for the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in seeing the amazing art of China, this place showcases it. Beautiful pieces to view! Such fine craftsmanship!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

every place you look at is full of details, i really enjoyed the 45 minutes before closing, look deeply to see the details

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

I was mesmerized by the detail found everywhere you looked. From the top of the roofs, to the doors, columns, corridors...Carvings in iron, clay, wood... Besides hosting some ancient artifacts you can also find calligraphy, silk embroidery, painted bottles and ceramics for purchase. The most mesmerizing was the collection of carved elephant tusks. Supposedly they were all carved when the... More 

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