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
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
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.