Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum

No.34 Enlong Li, Zhongshan 7th Road, Guangzhou


The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall is an academic temple was a historical study and accomodation place for the royal juniors, who lived and studied there for their imperial exams in 1800s. The hall is a combination of 19 separate buildings, 9 halls and many yards. Chinese pieces of art, sculptures, paintings, crafts and other items make the Ancestral hall more fascinating and attractive for the tourists. The architecture and decoration style is traditional Chinese and it’s a real example of Asian architecture. Now it serves as Museum of Folk Arts and Crafts to show the most characteristic cultural features of China.

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Open Hours:

  • Mon

    08:30 - 17:30

  • Tue

    08:30 - 17:30

  • Wed

    08:30 - 17:30

  • Thu

    08:30 - 17:30

  • Fri

    08:30 - 17:30

  • Sat

    08:30 - 17:30

  • Sun

    08:30 - 17:30

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  • T J Tan

    - 14 May 2018 -

    Lots of beautiful wood, plaster, brick carvings and also excellent engravings, it's a very interesting place. It's worth a visit.

  • Silvia B

    - 07 May 2018 -

    A well preserved place, you get to see the furniture clearly. How people lived in the olden days.

  • Brian Sharples

    - 13 November 2017 -

    Really interesting folk art museum. The architecture is really interesting. Some interesting crafts taking place. Great exhibitions.

  • Julian Wong

    - 28 August 2017 -

    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.

  • Phorty Phore

    - 23 August 2017 -

    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.

  • Viktória Asztalos-Holló

    - 12 June 2017 -

    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.

  • Ben John Bosco Lei

    - 05 March 2017 -

    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.

Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum tours

Full Day Guangzhou Essentials

Behind its modern façade lays a culturally-rich world, unique and distinctive; Guangzhou has earned a place in the Chinese history books due to its isolation and developing a vibe of its own. Exploring ‘Canton’ for a full day and you will agree with us.

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