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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: 020-81817371
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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Nearly An Oasis of Tranquility

We took the Metro Line 1 to Chen Clan Academy, used exit D and the hall is a few metres away on the right. Bought 10 Yuan tickets, had our bags scanned and we were in. Lots of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Douglas M
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Zibo, China
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Zibo, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the Metro Line 1 to Chen Clan Academy, used exit D and the hall is a few metres away on the right. Bought 10 Yuan tickets, had our bags scanned and we were in. Lots of English explanations, including the leaflets and there's a guided tour available for 100 Yuan (just inside the main door). Basically the hall... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Puting aside the dolly-like renovation of the site the handcraft halls really give an impression of a great country that China had been for centureis. It's pity that most of that already forgotten today and can be read only in books. You need to see all that by your own to understand sublimity and glories born under moderns skyscrapers.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very huge complex of ancestral shrine by Chinese standard. The exterior has worn out by old age but restoration has been done up to artist standard. However, most of the interior furniture was gone. It is really a pity.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum and the Ancestral Hall showcased a large collection of South China art pieces, artifacts and exhibits of intrinsic value and historical significance. The academy temple was constructed in traditional Chinese architectural style reminiscent of the Qing period. The impressive wood carvings and the pottery ridge crest delicately engraved on walls and railings were fine arts of craftsmanship. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well organised exhibit - with different mediums, eg embroidery, ceramics. Information on actual family is scant (in English anyway) and two or three rooms of ceramics are last 30 years, thus lots of heroic workers. Stunning quality. Hard sell in souvenir shop - salesperson bargained down something we were just looking at.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the finest examples of a Cantonese ancestral hall in existence. To be honest, we just stumbled onto this place while walking around Guangzhou. But it was definitely worthwhile to take a quick look inside. You can see a very well-preserved (and repeatedly repurposed) ancestral hall, but bear in mind that what you see was build in the very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My relatives brought me here during my visit to Guangzhou. It was under construction and some parts had been restored. Our ticket was also discounted since we arrived 1hr before it was closing. What I like most about here is that it is outside and you go into the rooms for the exhibits. Felt like I was walking around in... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent collection of furniture and period housewares from turn of the 18/19 centuries. Interesting contrast to modern Guangzhou surroundings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chen Clan Museum is filled with relics from the old days china. They have examples of furniture, and art as well as decorations and ornaments. Lots of stuff to buy as well, if you're interested. I had a Chinese seal made for myself based on my year (1991 is the Goat apparently) Enjoyable experience! I recommend it!

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Thank Milinda S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place to spend a couple of hours. My favorite art piece is a gold-painted intricate wood carving of 36 fishermen from Chaoshan, hometown of my paternal grandparents. Guide not necessary as all displays have English explanations. Conveniently located next to Metro station of the same name. Oh and clean toilets with toilet paper! Highly recommended.

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