Thursday, May 23, 2013

Chen Clan Academy/Guangdong Folk Art Museum Tour

Today our guide took us to the Chen Clan Academy and Guangdong Folk Art Museum.  It was another rainy, hot and humid day so while we were originally suppose to go to the Safari Park, he thought this would be a better way to spend the last day.  As much as I wanted to experience the safari I know we wouldn't have enjoyed it in heat and especially if it rained.  We also enjoyed tea Chinese style with Jack.  We got to sample all kinds of traditional Chinese Teas and enjoyed learning about them.  I don't know that I can ever go back to drinking bagged tea again, or as Jack would say "dirty water."  He can't fathom drinking tea from a bag.  He says "if you can't see leaves then they not good."  In the end we really enjoyed the museum and our time with Jack on this last day.

The entrance to Chen Clan Academy

She fell asleep like this, but hey she's NOT crying!!!

I pushed her head back.

The front of the Chen House.

How would you like to be greeted by this at someone's front door?

Chinese Tea Room

Fresh Green Tea

This is sculpted out of ivory and it was intricate and beautiful to see in person.

This is not a painting, but embroidery.  It was so detailed.

Chen House Courtyard

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