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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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TripAdvisor
  • 祖庙面积不大,里面有个北帝庙,叶问,黄飞鸿纪念堂,非常热闹。看了黄飞鸿舞狮队的精彩表演,还有岭南的木偶戏,门票也不贵。 
  • Foshan in Guandong province was famed for pugilists, triads, lion dances, chinese physicians and the backdrop for several of the world's best known Kung Fu masters. Step into a world of rich culture a...  more »
  • The Temple area is small , however you can time your visit to witness traditional - cultural performances such as "Lion Dance" - Chinese Opera & Kung Fu - the admission is inexpensive - there is a loc...  more »
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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