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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  • Unforgetable experience! Marvernous local architecture art. The decorations are beautiful. Definitely worth visiting! Travelling in Guangzhou is not so difficult except for some language problems...  more »
  • Great intro into Guangdong Folk Art. Traditional Chinese architecture and decoration, beautiful ornaments and ceramics on display and the building / temple as such is a sight itself. We started our.....  more »
  • Don't fall into the trap of thinking the Chen Clan Hall is too "touristy". This is a beautifully crafted corner of the city which displays the craftsmanship of China, the melding of East and West styles and some of the ethical/moral difficulties associated (which it does not shy away from). At the very least it's a perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy some stunning surroundings.
  • I was pleasantly surprised/impressed by this academic temple. It is well preserved and the artworks are impressive. Would be good to hire a guide to explain the meaning of the carving/statues etc. Try to find the little angels (evident of Christianity confluence during Qing Dynasty) cravings on one of the pillar.

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