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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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  • this is a beautiful place for a day out in foshan and its right in the centre of the city, everything is close by.  more »
  • There is lots to see in this museum, including the Ip Man Tong exhibits (being a fan of the Ip Man (aka, Yip Kai-Man) movies, I enjoyed these displays. Prior to visiting Foshan, I did not know that Ip...  more »
  • The Ancestral Temple was built in Song Dynasty and rebuilt in Ming Dynasty in 1370. When you walk in the main entrance, there is a wall with nine ceramic dragons figures. The temple itself is a nice b...  more »
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