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 driving holiday planner to get the most from your Guangzhou vacation.
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  • My Chinese wife and toured this place and she said it was a school. By the looks of it, I would agree there are definite classrooms where students sit and the master teaches. This building is not all ...  more »
  • Chen Clan Temple is a building of ancestral hall in Qing Dynasty. Formerly known as Chen's Academy. In Guangdong Province Guangzhou Zhongshan Seven road. The temple is large in scale and gorgeous in decoration, and it is a representative folk building in the late Qing Dynasty in Guangdong area. (Chen Ancestral Temple subway station to provide you with the Chen ancestral Temple subway exit, Chen ancestral Temple MTR station exit) 1988 the State Council of the People's Republic of China announced as the national Key Cultural relics Protection Units. Chen Ancestral Temple was founded in 14 years (1888), built Guangxu 20 years (1894). is a good place!!
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  • I admit it, I'm biased - I'm giving it a 5/5 because I share the same surname as the clan this place was originally built for! If not it would have been a 4/5. Fascinating place which provides you wit...  more »
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  • Really interesting folk art museum. The architecture is really interesting. Some interesting crafts taking place. Great exhibitions.
  • A truly great ancestral hall, one of the best in Guangzhou. The architecture is classic of the time with rich and intricate details. There are plenty of displays that will keep you occupied, A great place to learn Cantonese culture of that period.
  • Amazing little place. Very cheap to go in and once inside take the time to look at the intricate painting work on the roof. Highly recommended.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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