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The Ancestral Temple, Foshan

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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
  • This is not a temple for praying. In this area are the Memorials for the famous Foshan kungfu masters YipMan and Wong Feihong. There is charge of ¥20 for admission. Lion dance performances are held an...  more »
  • You should pay 50yuan to enter,but there nothing interesting,you will go out about 10 mins later,it waste my money! If you want to know Chinese traditional culture,I recommend you to the Shunde Bijian...  more »
  • 佛山鬧區附近景點~可以順便安排逛一下,附近還有黃飛鴻紀念館,可以一併安排進去。不過我覺得沒什麼爆點,可以讓我驚艷  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