Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum, Guangzhou

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Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum displays characteristic Cantonese architecture and huge collections of handicrafts and folk artifacts. Glitzy figurines, elaborate enamels, delicate pottery, exquisite wood, and plaster and brick carvings will bring you back to fin-de-siècle colonial China, providing insight about the Chinese interpretation of European influence. Wander around six courtyards with carefully designed gardens and explore 19 buildings, all connected by corridors featuring nine huge beamed halls. Admire a set of 2.55 m (8.36 ft) tall stone drums and the 4 m (13 ft) gate-god at the entrance, among the finest in the area. For Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum and beyond, use our Guangzhou tour planner to get the most from your Guangzhou vacation.
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  • August 15, 2017
    You can see such as seen in Chinese films of a very traditional building crafts. Sightseeing in China are very expensive entrance fee but only here amid the 10 is the original! It is a spot away from the Metro station and you feel the history.
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  • August 8, 2017
    It is a Museum of decorative arts. Basically all the exhibited artifacts from the second half of the 20th century, but what craftsmen! A bit of a shame for our country that we are not sufficiently appreciate their masters, it is necessary to protect and preserve our traditions and skills. Works by Chinese artists is admirable! There are items for sale, but heavily overpriced.
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  • August 2, 2017
    10rmb entry and a stunning collection of buildings and crafts. Lots of explanations in English and wonderful shops with beautiful craft items. It's a short walk from the Chen Academy metro.  more »
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  • March 5, 2017
    One of the best Cantonese ancestral hall in Guangzhou. Well designed and beautiful architecture in Cantonese style. Very decent. The transportation is very convenient for those who take metro. I were there for several times with different friends. It's a must to visit in Guangzhou.
  • June 12, 2017
    Beautiful Cantonese-style building with great history. Definitely a must see, if you are in Guangzhou. Easy to access, the entrance fee is quite reasonable, and you can get a wonderful experience.
  • March 28, 2017
    An architectural masterpiece with very rich, elaborate and countless artwork pieces. The rooms are filled with exhibits of prime Cantonese art, crafts and culture. Although the ivory section is very controversial. The exhibits are incredibly beautiful, but at what price?
  • January 26, 2017
    A really amazing place to visit in Guangzhou. The place is a good representation of old chinese culture. Nice place to spend time with friends and family. Gift shops are pretty good. Some of the finest artworks that you can see. Hope you enjoy your time here! 😉
  • January 10, 2017
    Beautiful examples of historical Chinese buildings. Entrance fee is 10 RMB for adults. There are many art displays as well as a few gift shops. Almost everything is for sale. We had chops (stone carved stamps) of our name made here. The gardens are beautiful. lots of bonsai trees. Worth a visit for about 1 to 2 hours.

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