Foshan Tourism, China

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Situated on the outback of Pearl River Delta, Foshan is a Chinese prefectural city in the Central Guangdong province. Blessed with an ideal location and neighbouring with huge cities like Hong Kong and Macau on the South, Foshan enjoys an efficient transport system into and out of the country. The city is on the trip planners of a lot of tourists who wish to travel between these places.

The City has a long history that traces back to more than 5000 years. Originally named as Lihua Township, Foshan is known as the four great ancient towns in China along with Hankou, Jingde and Zhuxian. The name Foshan was only used after the people of Tang Dynasty noticed light emitting from Buddha statues excavated at a hill site (Foshan means Buddha hill). Since then, it became a religious centre and was regarded as Chancheng. Foshan was identified as a city in 1925 and attained a prefecture level by 1974.

Though Foshan is one of the earliest ports that involved in China’s open door policy, the city we see today is vastly modern. With its well-planned roads, high rises, plush residential areas and verdant gardens, the city looks nothing less than a paradise. With its unique blend of manufacturing industries and tourism, Foshan attracts both business enthusiasts and travellers equally well.

The itineraries of Foshan don’t just involve places with historical significance, but also a number of art and handicraft centres that reflect the city’s age long tradition and culture. It is also renowned for its Martial arts and Cantonese operas. With its famous Zumiao Commercial Street and several shopping plazas and malls that provide a lot of shopping opportunities as wells as other activities to do, Foshan is a treat to the shopping lovers.

Add Foshan to your vacation planners and visit it the next holiday. And when you’re done acquiring the necessary tourist information, tour around the important places and shop the local stuff at one of their handicraft stores. Also, walk into one of their quaint restaurants, cafés or bars and indulge yourselves in their sumptuous local cuisine.

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Facts and Stats for Foshan*

  • Pollution Statistics in Foshan

    Know the pollution level of Foshan before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 85 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 65.52 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 59.82 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 65.52 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 71.97 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 46.55 (Moderate)
  • Foshan: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Foshan for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Foshan.

    • Burglary and Theft 57.84 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 60.07 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 54.48 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 68.66 (High)
    • Car Stealing 60.38 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 66.54 (High)
    • Attacks 57.09 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 54.1 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 48.11 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 40.91 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 58.96 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50.75 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 63.06 (High)
  • Living in Foshan - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Foshan is 102.59 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 40.91 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 80.39 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 86.98 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 35.75 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 42.87 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 65.86 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 23.63 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 81.93 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Foshan

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Foshan

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.04 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.89 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.19 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 88.26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 53.95 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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