15 Best Things To Do in Foshan, China

Foshan is a very beautiful place which has managed to preserve their heritage and culture. Located in the central Guangdong Province in Southeast China, there is no dearth of places to visit in Foshan. Some of the prime Foshan points of interest include the ancient temple and Liang's Garden. Other tourist attractions of Foshan are the Xiqiao Mountain National Forest Park and the Bar street.

Here’s the list of 15 best things to do in Foshan:

1. Visit the Ancestral Temple

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The best opportunity to peep into the Foshan Folk culture is by visiting the Foshan Ancestral Temple. It is a Daoist temple which is advertised by China National Tourism Administration. The temple’s ceiling is so beautiful and artist that it leaves the imprints of creativity of Foshan culture. The temple truly reflects how Foshan has been the driving force of art and culture in China. It is known to be the oldest temple in China.

2. Plan a trip to Liang’s Garden

The garden was built decades ago during the Qing Dynasty. The place gives the eloquent experience as it is surrounded by the traditional buildings. The garden is among the oldest heritage sites of China. It is very good to see and know that China had preserved the heritage sites very beautifully irrespective of their hard times in economy and technology. It leaves an impression that China is very sensitive towards their tradition and culture. They keep their cultural development at a good pace as they have been successful in preserving their cultural heritage sites like Liang’s Garden.

3. Appreciate Kung Fu by visiting the Theme based park

Foshan is the ancestral home of a famous practitioner of Kung Fu i.e. Bruce Lee. The place has built a massive 3,000 acre The Bruce Lee Paradise Theme Park. The park is built to commemorate the honor of the famous Kung Fu star Bruce Lee.

It is a very amazing place and a very good experience to visit such a big and beautiful park. The place is all the more like by Bruce Lee’s fan. The park has the largest statue of Bruce Lee in the world. The view and the location of the park also give the pleasant experience to its visitors. It serves as the pilgrimage to all the Bruce Lee’s fans.

4. Explore about Chinese Pottery at Nanfeng Kiln

Nanfeng Kiln is the amazing place in China. It is famous for Shiwan ware, a Chinese pottery which is created through the use of Kilns. As China is highly sensitive and takes a lot of efforts to preserve its culture and traditions, Nanfeng Kiln also reflects the creative and cultural zone during the Ming Dynasty. The art lover finds the place very intriguing and impressive as they catch the glimpse of Foshan’s heritage during the Ming Dynasty.

5. Catch the captivating glimpse of flowers at Flowers’ World of Shunde

The area covering around 600,000 sq meters where 600 flower manufacturers are dependent on the different species of flowers. The site has various horticulture techniques and methods. It showcases the stone gardening, bonsai gardening, and landscape gardening. The place makes its visitors wondering when they look at the beauty of the place and variety of colorful flowers.

6. Shop at busy streets of Zumiao Commercial Street

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One will always enjoy the shopping at the busy streets of Zumiao Streets. You can look around the stores and in some stores, the authentic things of the place are also sold. The food stalls and hawkers for street food can easily be spotted. It is one of the most interesting and happening places of Foshan.

7. Enjoy the striking beauty of Xiqiao Mountain at Foshan

Xiqiao Mountain has the amazing and jaw-dropping beauty. It is a national park and brings tourists in very close contact with nature and environment. You also get the chance to talk or have a good conversation with Buddhist people. The place is must be visited by all the nature lovers and the tourists those who like to stay calm and quiet.

8. Embrace the beautiful gardening art at Qinghui Garden

One more significant example of the park set up during Ming Dynasty which reflects the art and culture of its own time. The place looks lovely and has little ponds, green and nice trees, well-kept gardens, some old buildings, and furniture. It is a very good place with picturesque beauty. The tourist creates impeccable memories by visiting and cherishing the beauty of the park. It is typically a Chinese park as it reflects the Chinese traditions and culture.

9. Must go at Ecological Theme Park at Sanshui Lotus World

The place is rich in diversity of flora and fauna of the place. The place is so well groomed with trees so that they bring out the harmonious ecological balance between nature and environment.

10. A trip to the Renshou Temple at Foshan

It is basically a Buddhist temple which was built in 1935. You can see the monks and Buddhist followers all around. You will be delighted to spot the statue of female Buddha that was made by Guanhua Kiln in Shiwan which is adorned with red and green ornaments.

11. Sightseeing at Mt. Shunfeng Park

The park is really beautiful and solaces for those who hail from urban lives. The people will find the place very calm and peaceful. There is a lake surrounded by Chinese pavilions which again reflects the tradition of China.

People can enjoy the boat rides in the lake and enjoy the cool breeze around. There are people around who rent out the bicycles to the tourists. The bicycle ride is also a great idea to enjoy the scenic beauty around. The place itself holds the curiosity and interest of the visitors by its calmness and ardent beauty.

12. A day out at Qiandeng Lake

Qiandeng is the wonderful place where the water sports and other recreational activities can be organized for the tourists. The activities include the amazing boat rides which entice the people a lot to see the beauty of the lake. The beauty of the place is something which no one would want to miss out. The other recreational activities can be biking, kite flying and family picnics around d the lake.

13. Mesmerizing Shunde Qinghui Park

It is a lovely park that has ponds, trees, garden, Boat House, Wooden House, Fairyland Hall, and Chengyi Pavilion. It is really a paradise as the architecture, the buildings, bridges, and everything looks immensely beautiful. Have some pictures clicked here.

14. Don’t Miss out Foshan Lingnan Tiandi

This is an area that will rejuvenate you as this area is full of bars, shops, restaurants, and fountains. Spend a few hours here, buy something or eat as there is everything that you can do here.

15. The Interesting Jiujiang Double-distilled Rice Wine Museum

This museum is attached to a wine factory and there is a wine mixing workshop being conducted here on a daily basis. There are a lot of beautiful and amazing experiences that you can have here like there is a ‘Drunken Room” that makes people feel drunk without having alcohol.

Foshan is a must visit place and is highly appreciated for its beauty. Every nook and corner in the city would reflect its culture and traditions. The tourists find the immense pleasure at all the places forms visiting a Buddhist temple to going out for boating as well.

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Must see places in Foshan ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Foshan and point of interests to visit.

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    Bar Street

    Tags: Bar, River, Food And Drinks, Cafe

    Address: Up the 9th Road, Down the 9th Road, the 10th Road, Liwan District, Guangzhou 510010, China

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Bar Street is located in Changdi Da Ma Lu and Yanjiang West Road Area and looks beautiful at night. There are numerous bars and clubs that have superb music, drinks and an amazing atmosphere to offer....Read more

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    Zumiao Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site

    Address: Zumiao Road, Chancheng District, Foshan 528000, ChinaU

    Timings: 08:30 am - 07:00 pm Details

    The Zumiao Ancestor’s temple, located in the Foshan city, was built in the Northern Song dynasty. The temple was primarily used to honour the founder of the local smelting industry, and later wa...Read more

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    Xiqiao Mountain National Forest Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Mountain, Garden, Park

    Address: Southwest of Nanhai District, Foshan 528211,China

    Timings: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Xiqiao Mountain, located in Nanhai district of southern Guangdong province, is one of the four famous mountains of the province. The main peak at the National Park is about 340 meters high, and is...Read more

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    Qinghui Garden

    Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Park, Nature

    Address: 23 Qinghui Rd, Shunde, Foshan, Guangdong, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Qinghui garden, located in the Shunde district of Foshan city, is renowned as one of the four major gardens of Guangdong and top ten gardens of China. The garden was constructed under the supervis...Read more

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    Qiandeng Lake

    Tags: Outdoors, Walking Area, Leisure, Lake

    Address: Denghu West Road, Nanhai District, Foshan 528000, China

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Qiandeng Lake is located on Denghu west road in the Nanhai district. The lake area offers spectacular scenic beauty and isolation from the hustle bustle. The clean and green, well-organised area a...Read more

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    Mt. Foshan Liang Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Tourist Center, Architecture

    Address: Songfeng Road, Chancheng District, Foshan 528000, China

    Timings: 08:30 am - 07:30 pm Details

    Mt. Foshan Liang’s park is one of the four most famous gardens of Guangdong Province and demonstrates a typical model of the gardens in South China of the Qing dynasty. Built during the Jiaoqing...Read more

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    Bruce Lee Park

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum, Outdoors, Park

    Address: Shapu Road, Jun’an Town, Shunde District, Foshan 528311, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Bruce Lee Park is located in Jun’an, which is the hometown of Bruce Lee, the Chinese Kung Fu master and a great action movie star, who was also nominated as one of the most influential icons of ...Read more

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    Chinese Ceramic City

    Tags: Observatory, Tourist Center, Exhibition

    Address: No. 2, Jiangwan 3rd road, Chancheng District, Foshan 528031, China

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Chinese Ceramic City, a five-storey building, located in Fushan was opened on October 18, 2012. It is the biggest producer of Ceramic and Sanitary ware and was awarded “the Unique Export base of...Read more

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    Shiwan's Nanfeng Ancient Furnace

    Tags: Outdoors, Park, Tourist Center, Architecture

    Address: Gaomiao Road, Shiwan Town, Chancheng District, Foshan 528000, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Nanfeng Old Stove located in Shiwan Town was built in Ming Dynasty (1506-1521) and was known as firing dragon in olden days. The place has numerous Kilns, Dragon kiln being the famous of all looks lik...Read more

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    Baoling Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors, Mountain

    Address: Baolin Road, Shunde District, Foshan 528300, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Baoling temple located in Taiping Mountain in Shunde District is a 1000-year-old temple, constructed in the year 942. The temple was reconstructed in 1996, which borders Desheng River on its left and ...Read more

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    Mt. Shunfeng Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Park, Tourist Center, Leisure

    Address: Daliang Nanguo East Road, Shunde District, Foshan 528305, China

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Mt. Shunfeng Park is located at the foot of Taping Mountain in Shunde District. The place is extremely vast that provides the visitors and the localities to enjoy the natural beauty and serene mountai...Read more

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    Daqitou Village

    Tags: Art And Culture, Outdoors, Village, Architecture

    Address: Leping Town, Sanshui District, Foshan 528000, China

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Daqitou village is located in Foshan, and is a representative village of the Guangdong province. It was built during Qing dynasty and demonstrates traditional Guangdong architectural style and culture...Read more

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    Renshou Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Tourist Center

    Address: 5 Zumiao Rd, Chancheng, foshan, Guangdong, 528000China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Renshou Temple was built in 1935, which was originally found by Tantra and was later converted into a Buddhist Temple. The place is always full of Buddhist monks and followers from across the worl...Read more

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    Zhongshan Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Waterfront, Garden, Park

    Address: Chancheng, Foshan, Guangdong, China

    The Zhongshan park is located at the waterfront of Fenjiang river, in the Chancheng district of Foshan city. It was founded in 1928, to honour Sun Zhongshan. Spread over an area of 28,07 hectares (12....Read more

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    Southern Taoyuan

    Tags: Outdoors, Forest, Bridge, Arts And Crafts

    Address: No. 120, Siajia Village, SAndimen Township, Pingtung County 330, China

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Southern Taoyuan is located at the foot of Mt. Jade in Yushan and is densely forested with valleys, bridges, cliffs and numerous waterfalls and hot springs. The place was once the native land of Yaer ...Read more