The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, also known as the "Chen Clan Academy", is where the Guangdong Folk Art Museum is located. Construction for the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall began in 1888. It was a temple built by the Chen family in Guangdong. It is representative of the Lingnan architectural tradition, incorporating all five classical types of sculptures. It is truly a magnificent work of craftsmanship. In the museum, there are also lots of traditional art styles, including Yue embroidery, Guangfu furniture, and so on. It is a wonderful place to learn more about traditional culture.
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The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall is a must-visit spot in Guangzhou. This beautifully-decorated ancestral hall in Guangdong is the largest and most well-preserved traditional building of its kind in south China. It is magnificently decorated and well preserved. The entire complex is southward-facing. Its traditional layout consists of three yards, three exits, nine halls and two wings. The 19 individual buildings are arranged neatly, creating a dignified atmosphere.
In Guangzhou? A visit to the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, 陈家祠, is a must. Dating originally to the late Qing Dynasty (though heavily restored in parts), the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall is one of the finest examples of Lingnan architecture and art. In addition to the building itself, richly ornamented with wood and stone carving and ceramic decorations, it is home to the Guangdong Folk Arts Museum, a small but excellently curated display of permanent and rotating exhibits including Chaozhou woodcarving, ceramics, ivory carving, embroidery, paper cutting and more.
This is a place I always bring visitors to Guangzhou.
Place: Chen Clan Ancestral Hall 陈家祠
Getting there: Metro Station Chen Clan Academy 地铁站陈家祠站
Admission: ¥10 (bring your ID)
Recommended for: Tourists, locals, photography, history, architecture, art, culture.
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Chen's College, commonly known as Chen Jiaxuan, is also home to the Guangdong Folk Craft Museum and is a national first-class museum. Chen Jiaxuan is very pocket-sized. Its not enough to go in and out for ten minutes. Chen Jiaxuan is such a place. Its a treasure for those who are interested, not for people who are not interested. Its boring.
What I am most interested in is the various colorful and different shapes of brick carvings. The legends of various myths and stories are on the eaves, telling the changes of the world.