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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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+86 20 8181 7371
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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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Beautiful, peaceful

Definitely visit and get a tour of this ancient family's (used to be an academy) museum/shop. The buildings are gorgeous.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Definitely visit and get a tour of this ancient family's (used to be an academy) museum/shop. The buildings are gorgeous.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great choice if you would like to experience Chinese style building, arts and crafts. The place is beautiful and elegant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A step back into an older time, complete with many elderly Chinese playing mahjong in the courtyards and beautiful paintings and carvings on the walls

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic place to visit in Guangzhou. The details in the architecture are amazing and the bonsai inside are a highlight. There is an Ivory and Camel Bone retail outlet which is as equally disturbing as it is interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of our most memorable locations visited in Guangzhou (we were there for 4 weeks). Amazing architecture and carvings. Different areas showcase classic Chinese art and carvings (ivory, wood, bone). Descriptions are in both Simplified Chinese and English. There are about 5 or 6 stores in this small space. I wish they would have dedicated more area to telling the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful craftsmanship and building architecture with Chen Clan historical background. Excellent location for photographing lovers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place to visit and it will only cost you ten RMB a person. Get there earlier as they close at 17:30. You can see a lot of Chinese art and culture in this area. The inside and outside were quite beautiful. It is definitely something you can do as a tourist to see Chinese culture on a budget.... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited Chen Clan Academy a few times. Some lovely arts and crafts to take in, all on display inside of a beautiful ancestral hall. A definite for tourists and locals alike.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully ornate. It has an interesting history, having been established by the Chen clan in 1888 and now converted into a folk museum. It covers 15,000 sq m and is the largest Lingnan architecture in existance. A must see in Guangzhou.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicely restored buildings with nice art pieces. Entrance fee is just 10 CNY and free for age 18 and below. Good place for photography as well.

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