Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum

Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum, Guangzhou: Hours, Address, Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum

Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum
4.5
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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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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Sarah D
Madrid18 contributions
Very easy to get to, right next to the Chen Clan academy metro stop (line 8). The attendant was very helpful in letting me buy a ticket with cash (10 yuan). You do have to show a copy of your passport to get the ticket. A beautiful museum inside full of the history of local folk art techniques from gold lacquer, olive stone or Jade carvings to ceramic overlay so intricate. There were plenty of places to sit and take in the beautiful architecture. Even though it was CNY holidays it wasn’t too busy. Definitely recommend to anyone who would like to learn about Chinese folk art.
Written February 8, 2021
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,661 contributions
Friends
This is an interesting place that has some very detailed Chinese art. Please note that you have to register through an application to go in and there are a limited amount of visitors allowed. We would highly recommend the guided tour which is included in the price as most signs are in Mandarin and the guides are very knowledgeable in the history.
Written July 12, 2020
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Ailton007
Seattle, WA826 contributions
Couples
Great intro into Guangdong Folk Art. Traditional Chinese architecture and decoration, beautiful ornaments and ceramics on display and the building / temple as such is a sight itself. We started our day here and there's lots of other places nearby to check out, all easy to reach by taxi and some even on foot.
Written February 15, 2021
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Victoria
West Lafayette, In12 contributions
Really beautiful place. We strolled around the grounds, marveled at the beautiful architecture and enjoyed the art displayed inside the buildings. A peaceful place where you can see traditional Chinese architecture.
Written January 4, 2020
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Jonathan C
Calgary, Canada6 contributions
Family
Spent about 4-5 hours here with the family. Very peaceful spot showcasing some of the historic artisans works from the Chen Clan. Beautiful architecture and works of art throughout. Well worth the admission which was quite reasonable.
Written January 18, 2020
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Jackson
Guangzhou, China12 contributions
Unforgetable experience! Marvernous local architecture art. The decorations are beautiful. Definitely worth visiting! Travelling in Guangzhou is not so difficult except for some language problems until recently the GZ government has had an interpretation hotline(+8620960169), which can provide great service for public affairs and government services. I used several times taking taxi and asking for directions, the interpreters are quite professional.
Written February 26, 2021
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,095 contributions
Solo
The beautiful roof ridge decorations easily identify the former Chen Clan Academy and Ancestral Hall, which now house the majority of the present day museum. I believe the roof ridge decorations are pottery pieces made specifically for the roof and tell various stories. Many are beautiful painted, and likely repaired, replaced, and/or repainted. On others, the paint has been faded by the sun and worn by the passage of time. The region, especially the adjacent city of Foshan, is famous for its decorative pottery production.

I first visited about 2006, was called the Chen Clan Academy, which had adjacent gardens. The gardens and its very nice bronze statues are gone, possibly because the museum has been merged with another museum. A portion of this museums continues to change. So here I am again.

Much of the roots of today’s political, economic, and cultural system were developed in this beautiful Garden City of Guangzhou (GZ).
Written April 24, 2019
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InnaYYZ
Toronto, Canada1,489 contributions
Lots to see and read. Much of the displayed information is also shown in English. Love the display of Chinese fans, and the history around them. Roof tiles are amazing, and the decorative pieces of what might be porcelain, are displayed in a variety of colors.
Written August 18, 2019
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PushExplore
Singapore, Singapore4,807 contributions
Friends
This was my second time visiting the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum. I guess it was quite a nice experience the first time, so another visit was bound to happen. Had visitors in town, who wanted to see something 'different' so the visit to the Chen Clan museum was a perfect relaxed outing for our foreign friends. The place is really well maintained and looks very nice and serene. Entry ticket is minimal priced, but need to pay cash only. We then went across the the Shamian island from here, for a nice chilled out lunch and coffee.
Written April 22, 2019
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PushExplore
Singapore, Singapore4,807 contributions
I've been here a few times already and quite like going here with our visitor friends. A nice place to hang out.
Written March 1, 2020
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