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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. Plan your The Ancestral Temple visit and explore what else you can see and do in Foshan using our Foshan online tour itinerary planner .
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  • As a Foshan people, we must recommend ancestral temples. There are the Li Xiaosaurus and the museum, which can be seen at the time of the two masters of the Wind. And the loft, the old lady has a tablecloth in her own. The commercial street outside the ancestral temples is very well developed and can be played four nights.
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  • You can enjoy l "wonderful architecture and the ancient atmosphere of the place. The lion dances and demonstrations of Chinese martial arts are superb.
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  • During the spring period, there are too many people to buy tickets, and there are some leaves and a red lion, there are dances and performances, but we go to the place where we lion to the noon lunch. Likes to have a good look. In addition, there are many people who burn incense
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