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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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  • September 23, 2017
    Come over two times, 蠻, bian is can eat East West Rail akamine South heaven and Earth. Two handy Lion dance performances every day, that's nice. Many local residents take a cool, playing cards, watching 盡 life, HA HA HA.
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  • September 21, 2017
    I enjoy this visit,definitely go close to show times around 15.00 it's quiet an experience the lion dancers are amazing. Plenty to do and see there from marcial arts show to the canton opera. Try to g...  more »
  • September 21, 2017
    To Foshan is sure to come here to see, Guangzhou Tianhe Guang-fo line on the subway to the Temple Station, came out 5 minutes walk from a metro station. Temple did not have IP man Museum and Wong Fei hung Museum, all around. Incense to pray, for Lingnan culture can come here. Foshan native places. Whole visit like 2-3 hours.
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  • June 11, 2017
    The number one place to visit in Foshan. It is a garden, museum, temple and also memorial hall for Ip Man and Master Huang Fei Hong. The buildings in this park is pretty old but is kept in good condition. Look out for the intricate exterior ceiling work which is common of the grand houses of that time. The temple is the main attraction and the museum serve to explain a bit of the history. Plan to spend some time here and if you want to see the lion dance performance check out the latest info on the timing.
  • May 11, 2017
    It was pretty cool. it's also next to the area with alot of restaurants and bars, and Ip Man's old home.
  • January 7, 2017
    Great place for a walk.
  • October 7, 2016
    Good, but too many tourists
  • December 28, 2015
    I go there to visit Ip Man & Master Huang Fei Hong..

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