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Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum

Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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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...more
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No.34 Enlong Li, Zhongshan 7th Road, Guangzhou 510150, China
+86 20 8181 7371
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the Ancestral Hall. It was very nice to see the history in the buildings and the different areas that were set up to showcase the proud history of the Chen Clan.

Thank Aaron K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful art and history tour. The architecture, carving and tapestries are priceless. When in China, experiencing other cultures is what travel is all about, that's why the Chen house should be a must on people's list.

Thank James H
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Pretty impressive architecture in that building, especially the outside part of the building and the roofs. It's 10 RMB entry but you NEED a passport. Can use storage lockers for your bag. There's lots of little alleys and good picture opportunities. The ivory was odd....More

Thank Joe_Macpherson04
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Not a friendly place if you start speaking in english. Ushers you in rude manner, other than history and architecture that may not be uncommon for chinese tourist or well traveled explorers, its a gallery of delicate elephant tusk sculpting, thats about it.

Thank KayaOtah
Reviewed 30 June 2018

The exterior of the old building looks quite average. But the craving rooftop of the building is rather interesting. It is a free admission for the public, if you happen to pass by this part of Guangzhou, why not to drop a quick detour. The...More

Thank Laylan G
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Since I like artsy things, I found this museum is really beautiful. If you pay attention at the roof part, there are a lot of hidden beautiful sculpture. In the middle between each hall, small garden filled with bonsai and round table with small stone...More

Thank Patrisca
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

This is a well kept building despite its history for over 100years (dated back to 1890). Witness the intricate carvings and sculptures showcased, even the building has decor that is 2D/3D.

Thank Mei O
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Make sure to bring your passport or a picture of it. A lot of Chinese people were being turned away at the ticket booth because they didn't bring their IDs. Once inside the shops are lovely and the garden is nice to sit in. There...More

Thank Autumn S
Reviewed 14 June 2018

The Ancestral Hall provides for some amazing architecture - the attention to detail on the roof dragons, etc. are amazing. This facility also houses a Folk Craft Museum. The carvings in particular were most impressive, whether done in wood or ivory. They are truly priceless....More

Thank StanleyandMarie
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Chen Clan Academy is just outside the Metro Station (Chen Clan Academy) so it's very easy to find. I visited this place in the summer season so it's very humid and best to bring a fan and water. I bought the ticket for 10 rmb...More

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Yi Chuan T
19 June 2016|
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Response from weeburn | Reviewed this property |
Take the Metro Line 1 to "Chen Jia Ci"(陈家祠), which is the spelling according to pronunciation in Mandarin of "Chen Clan Ancestral Hall". It is just minutes walk from metro station.