Foshan, as one of the four major towns in ancient China famous for her rich historical and cultural heritage. The marks of the two most prominent Tang and Song Dynasties can still be seen in the city today. The city became a hub of handicraft industry, business and cultural activities. Foshan has been reputed as the home of Canton Opera, the hometown of martial arts, a centre of Canton yam, the hometown of patent medicine in Lingnan region, the centre of foundry in the South and hometown of folk arts, all being a significant part of its culture.
The best way to have a complete experience of Foshan is to drown yourself into the artistic ambience and paint yourself with the colours of the vibrant culture of the city by indulging in some of the best arts and cultural attractions in Foshan which include taking a glimpse of the Foshanian martial arts performances, catching a canton opera performance and checking out the intricate handicraft works. Some top arts and cultural attractions include some prominent temples like South China Sea Temple, Renshou Temple, Baoling Temple and the Zumiao Temple. The city offers various parks that give a glimpse into the culture of the city like the Mt. Foshan Liang Park, Bruce Lee Park, Shiwan's Nanfeng Ancient Furnace, Mt. Shunfeng Park and the Southern Taoyuan. Traditional activities that feature that Lingnan culture, such as Qluse (parade celebrating autumn harvest), dragon and lion dance, monologue and singing on dragon boat, dragon boat racing, woodcut New Year painting, Guangdong paper cutting, Shiwan ceramic sculpture, lion head costume making, and Ancestral Temple fair, are some of the other cultural attractions that exist in the city. Foshan is home to historical figures, opera artists, talented craftsmen and martial artists, showing the significance of the historic culture that still lives and thrived today, within the modern city.
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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 was used to offer Sacrifices to the Xuantian God. Spread over an area of 3,500 square meters, the Ancestral temple demonstrates a remarkably refined arc...
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Songfeng Road, Chancheng District, Foshan 528000, China
08:30 am - 07:30 pm
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 and Daoguang reigns, the park holds a great historical and cultural significance. It features complex buildings of residences, ancestral halls and be...
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Shapu Road, Jun’an Town, Shunde District, Foshan 528311, China
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 the 20th century. The Park is full of natural scenic beauty and has a big Bronze statue of Bruce Lee to pay him respect for his contribution and promo...
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Gaomiao Road, Shiwan Town, Chancheng District, Foshan 528000, China
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 like a flying dragon. It has 9 blessing spots which include: the God of fire, Dragon kiln, Yunyong pavilion, God Banya, Scholars well, Beidi Temple, Tank...
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Baolin Road, Shunde District, Foshan 528300, China
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 is close to Qingyun Double Pagodas on the privilege. The temple is against the mountain covering an area of 120,000 square meters. The gate of the tem...
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Daliang Nanguo East Road, Shunde District, Foshan 528305, China
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 mountain, which is next to a natural lake. The entrance has a huge impressive gate that looks amusing at night when it is completely brightened up with beaut...
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Leping Town, Sanshui District, Foshan 528000, China
08:30 am - 05:30 pm
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. The village has been acknowledged as China culture heritage. The houses at the village are designed in the typical Cantonese way, with three rooms a...
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 world. The Ruyi Pagoda was made in 1938 by Xuyun Rabbi and is full of various features. It also has a statue of female Buddha that was made by Guanhua Kil...
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No. 120, Siajia Village, SAndimen Township, Pingtung County 330, China
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 tribe because of which it was initially called as Yaer before being renamed to Taoyuan. The Southern Cross-Island brought welfare to the place. The pl...
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Miaotou Village, Huangpu District, Foshan, Guangzhou 528000, China
09:00 am - 04:30 pm
South China Sea Temple is located in Miaotou Village in the southern coast of China and was built in 990 ad. It is the largest building amongst the other four ancient temples of Sea God in China. The temple fair happens every year from 11th - 13th February, which attracts millions of people from all over. The temple was rebuilt during the Qing Dyna...