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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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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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Perfect if you want to see something unique that doesn't involve a huge time commitment. Well-curated and intriguing, and the work/artifacts are all absolutely amazing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect if you want to see something unique that doesn't involve a huge time commitment. Well-curated and intriguing, and the work/artifacts are all absolutely amazing!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard stories about the Chen Clan before we even visited Guangzhou. Entrance fee is 10RMB per adult. Inside is a historical building filled with amazing chinese relic and stories about people in the chinese history.

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Alor Setar, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chen Clan Academy has a rich history. It was a place for ancestral prayer, a school, a hostel for visiting Chen clan children all over China during exam time. It was partly destroyed and repaired in the 50s. For now It is a China Second Grade Museum and stores a folklore hand made art, mostly donated by private collectors.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful old building and is great to see a relic of old Guangzhou. Inside there is many beautiful artworks, antiques and treasures, and is a great way to spend an hour or so out of the frenetic modern city. Also, the entrance fee is very cheap and is excellent value for money.

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Tipton, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While I personally am not someone who has much of an appreciation for art, even I could appreciate the classic Chinese art in various forms both housed and produced at the Chen House. The painting and calligraphy gallery had some great traditional Chinese pieces and we even had some custom calligraphy done for us by one of the masters there.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a few hours during a stopover and this was a highlight of our all too brief visit to Guangzhou. The building is beautiful, the contents too. Lots of information in various languages. Only £1 to enter so incredible value for money. I would love to visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the real thing, not a replica nor rebuilt structure. First it was the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, later used for accommodation and preparation for the imperial examinations in Qing Dynasty. Now it is Guangdong Folk Arts Museum. This museum is an artistic treasure, almost every column, ceiling beam, roof, wall, and hallway is decorated with a variety of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is not much to see in Guangzhou so this historic building stands out as a highly rated attraction. Much have been discussed or described by other reviewers so I will avoid repetition. I feel that the building should have more signs to explain the historical background of this magnificent building. The folk art exhibit is too inadequate but understandably... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This ancestral hall is one of the Top 10 places in Guangzhou wherein to visit and spend unhurried time. The brick used is termed "Canton brick." Some of its characteristics are gray colour, smooth to touch and is made from the sediment which lays on the bottoms of farmed duck ponds. Yes, that is also in the brick. In contrast,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The buildings of the various halls are masterfully decorated but what left us really in awe were the exhibitions of wooden and ivory carvings. A place to visit if you like sculptures and carvings.

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