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The Ancestral Temple, Foshan

(4.1/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
A sprawling and important Taoist temple complex, The Ancestral Temple provides a calm spot to unwind in the midst of downtown. Initially built in the 11th century, this cultural treasure reveres a god that controls the waters of Guangdong. Known as the Zen City, the ancient temple complex features a number of impressive statues and intricate carvings. The main hall, built in 1372, has a place for sacrifices and features a statue of Xuan Wu, a warrior god with gilded head and feet. If your timing's right, you may see the locals exercising Tai Chi, or a lion dance performance. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to The Ancestral Temple and many more Foshan attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Foshan tour planner.
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  • This place is touted as the #1 thing to see in Foshan. Maybe because I came here in the rain and I didn't have much time, but I don't know about that. It is however beautiful and there are things I ha...  more »
  • 祖庙里面有很多关于历史的文物和介绍,我们进去的时候碰巧有舞狮表演,很多人在那里观看,还不错!那里还有许愿树,看到上面挂着满满的愿望,不由得也写了一张!大家有空也去看看吧,值得一去。 
  • 從地鐵出口走路不遠。建築有特色。黃飛鴻紀念館都值得參觀,細味歷史以及緬懷香港電影之路。當然要去大壁畫拍照留念。 
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  • I go there to visit Ip Man & Master Huang Fei Hong..
  • Good, but too many tourists
  • A very awesome temple. Lots to see. Very interesting
  • Interesting temple, nice exhibition on Bruce Lee
  • 祖庙很容易去,有广佛地铁到,祖庙站下,转右一直走就行了,外面有几个铜像,很多人拍照,进去祖庙可以拜神,装香,还有黄飞鸿的纪念馆,非常不错