The Ancestral Temple
The Ancestral Temple
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Your Travel Buddy SG
Singapore, Singapore31,631 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Foshan Ancestral Temple aka. Foshan Zumiao is a Daoist temple in Foshan, Guangdong, China. It is a national AAAA tourist attraction approved by the China National Tourism Administration, covering an area of 25,000 square metres (270,000 sq ft). Foshan Ancestral Temple captures a million visitors at home and abroad every year with its well preserved ancient construction complex and its luxuriant folk culture. Foreign leaders and celebrities of various counties are frequent visitors to the temple.

It was first built in the Song dynasty during the reign of Emperor Zhezong, in the Yuanfeng Era (1078-1085), but was ruined towards the end of the Yuan Dynasty. It was rebuilt in the 5th year of the Hongwu Era of the Ming Dynasty (1372). The temple is dedicated to Beidi (the "Northern God"), a Cantonese form of the "Dark Warrior" Xuanwu, who is said to have power over the waters of Guangdong.

After the foundation of the People's Republic of China in 1949, the temple was converted into Foshan Municipal Museum and listed as one of the main cultural relics under the preservation by the Guangdong provincial government.

A must-visit place of history is something that interest you.
Written 22 April 2024
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China19,632 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The Ancestral Temple, or Zumiao, is the prime tourist attraction in Foshan. Apart from the historic Taoist temple, the whole area offers a glimpse of local history and culture. The small museums of Huang Feihong and Ip Man tell the life and influence of kung fu masters. Quite interesting and informative for tourists.
Written 23 December 2023
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Breeze
1,928 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
So happy to be here and it is overwhelming to see Chinese lion dancing performance.

You can learn some Chinese Kung Fu history, and feel Kung Fu culture is so significant to influence Chinese.

It's so lucky to see the lion dancing and see the younger generation to perform the martial art, not in the movie but just in front of us.

Highly recommend to visit here and enjoy Kung Fu culture and art.
Written 18 June 2023
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Donna
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
Excellent place of great historical value. Extremely informative and well preserved. A definite place to put on your list for a visit.
Written 13 April 2023
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Joe
Budapest, Hungary4,843 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Easily reached with it's own subway station outside, this is a popular spot for those in the Guangdong area. Also known as 'Ancesrral Temple' it's a 4 AAAA tourist attraction.

Primarily Daoist, it dates back over 1000 years and it's a great spot to learn to local history, traditions and culture of the area. There are several halls to visit, each with its own story, with Confucius temple being the highlight.

You can also learn about the history of Kung Fu with IP Man and Bruce Lee featuring heavily.
Written 11 December 2022
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Ailton007
Seattle, WA1,168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
Came here for about 1-2 hours and very much enjoyed the architecture and amazing carvings and sculptures. Not too complicated to get in with health code and as always for foreigners, bring at least a digital copy of your passport!
Written 7 February 2021
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Stanley C
new york819 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Excellent place. Lots of history and culture to see and experience. Good show of the lion dance. It is located next to two malls with one being called Nova. So, it is in a pretty central area of Foshan. It is also next to a place where you can see lots of small shops and restaurants in and around narrow alleyways. This place is also worth a visit especially at night, so you may visit it after touring the ancestral temple. The entrance for the temple is also not that expensive. It is 20 RMB a person. You can pay by cash, WeChat, or AliPay. You may also be able to pay by card (maybe).
Written 30 December 2020
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,548 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Originally constructed under Emperor Zhezong of the Song. He was the Emperor from 1085 to 1100, being from his age of 9 to his passing at the age of 23. Thus possibly, it was built at the wishes of his grandmother, who appointed official to run the empire for the young Emperor. We enjoyed viewing the architecture of the ancient structures, the Ip Man museum, a lion dance, and a kung fu performance.
Written 14 October 2020
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mrsavill1
Foshan, China10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
I visited along with colleagues and Students as part of a school trip. The Ancestral Temple comprises of a collection of several buildings within the temple walls. Some buildings include exhibits about local history and the development of the city. There is also exhibitions about Ip Man, and the development of Kung Fu. The highlight was the lion dances performance that take place regularly throughout the day. If you are visiting Foshan, this is definitely worthy of a visit.
Written 6 March 2020
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yfylou
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia6,326 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The 900 years old shrine is a holy ancient Taoist temple and well known for its amazing Lingnan style sculptures and carvings, martial arts and culture.
Written 29 December 2019
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