Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum, Guangzhou
(4.2/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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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  • As we explained, it was an Academy where the surnamed Chen to go to study and to honor their ancestors. There are some showcases where ancient ceramics, wood carvings are displayed... By what was in some explanatory panels, is all very restored, since it was in very poor condition. It also has a couple of souvenir shops.
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  • It has some wonderful ornate detail. There are very few descriptive signs. I was with a small tour group, so our guide gave us some information. Without a guide, the trip would have been pointless. Th...  more »
  • Guangzhou development in recent years, as in many other old cities in China, almost erased the signs of history in its architecture and urbanism. But they do exist. It is well worth looking for them. ...  more »
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  • Different from most temple like buildings in China, very special.
  • Worth to visit
  • 还行,虽然大部分应该是被破坏以后又修复的,有很多工艺品展示很不错
  • 很有岭南文化特点的建筑群,保留得非常完整,交通便利,无论地铁还是公交都方便。距离上下九不算远,逛完可以去上下九吃东西。
  • 陈家祠其实并不大,但是里面有很漂亮的工艺品,有纪念品商店,分几个区,特定时间有志愿解说者,持有学生证有优惠,里面的雕刻工艺品与刺绣让人印象深刻,票价便宜,值得一去!