Foshan Tourism

  • City Name:
    Foshan ( Chinese: 佛山, Pinyin: foshan)
  • Population :
    Prefecture Level: 3,389,000
  • Location :
    Located in the mid-south of Guangdong Province, China, Foshan is at the heart of the Pearl River Delta (“PRD”).
  • Overview:
    Foshan has many sights, including Chinese temples and other examples of Chinese architecture. The old Zu temple in Foshan houses the city's guardian, where it has stood for hundreds of years.




Foshan is a historical and cultural city, located in the center of Guangdong province. It has been the center of the southern school of Chinese wushu, and maintains the titles of Hometown of Martial Art. As one of the four famous towns, Foshan has rich historical and cultural heritage. More over, it is the cardle for Guangzhou opera (Yue opera).



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Foshan covers an area of 3,813.64 km2 and has a population of 5.3379 million. Enjoying a humid subtropical climate, the weather is mild all the year round in Foshan, and the annual average temperature is 22°C.


In the 2nd year of the Zhenguan period of the Tang Dynasty(628 AD), three statues of Buddha were unearthed from Tapo Hill in the city, and a stone tablet inscribed with the name of Foshan. The Tang and Song dynasty were marked as the two most important periods for the significant business flourishing in Foshan. It was crowned as a desirable place for handicraft industry, business and cultural activities.



Colorful Culture of Foshan


Foshan is especially rich in traditional and culture, and its traditional handicrafts and earthen wares have been flourishing for centuries, well know for its elegant design and fine craftsmanship. For example, Foshan colored ceramics, earthen wares, ceramic carvings, woodcarvings, paper cuts and architectural decorations.


Foshan built the first historic culture community of Guangdong in 1999 and also successfully built many cultural places, like Huang Feihong Memorial Hall, Yue Opera Museum, Liangyuan Museum, Nan Feng Gu Zao Tourist Zone and so on. Traditional Chinese culture activities are quite welcome here, including Yue opera, paper-cutting, and dragon dance traditional lantern.



Folk Festivals in Foshan


There are many colourful folk-custom and folk festivals are held in Foshan each year, such as Nanhai and Sanshui's Dragon Boat Matches, Foshan's Lion Dance Match, the Foshan's Autumn Scenery Festival, Shiwan's Pottery Art Festival, Shunde's Flower Expo, etc.



Bruce Lee


Bruce Lee , the greatest Kungfu master, was from Shunde district of Foshan. He started to practise Kungfu when he was young. Bruce Lee carved his name in Hollywood in 1970s as a famous international film star of Chinese kungfu (martial arts). He is famous both at home and abroad.......more



Foshan Tourist attractions


Foshan is a beautiful historical and cultural city and attracts millions of tourists every year. Some of the top tourist attractions are Kungfu Museum, Ancestor Temple, Liangyuan Park, Xishan Temple, Nanhai Temple, Sanshui Lotus World, Mount Xiqiao, Jinsha Beach and so on.



Must see


Liangyuan Park
Liangyuan Park is one of the four most famous park in Guangdong province, located in Foshan city. It was constructed during Jiaqing and Daoguang periods of Qing Dynasty .It was consturcted and built by four local personalities, all of them were calligraphers, poets and painters....more
Kungfu Museum
Kungfu Museum followed the style of the late Qing Dynasty, which ingenious architectural and exotic layout. Huang Feihong Wushu Museum was built in 1996, with mainly to carry forward Huang Feihong’s Wushu (martial art) and his medical ethics...more
Ancestor Temple
As the first temple in foshan and with a long history, Ancestor Temple is also called the Zumiao Temple. It was built during the Yuanfeng period of North Song Dynasty (1078-1085). Guangdong province take it as a key protection unit of historical and cultural relics...more


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One day Guangzhou tour     One day Foshan tour     One day Zhaoqing tour


kungfu muesum
The Museum followed the architectural style of the late Qing Dynasty.Huang Feihong Shiyi Wushu Museum was built in 1996,which mainly to carry forward Huang Feihong’s Wushu and his medical ethics.
ancestor temple
It is the first temple in foshan, and with a long history.Ancestor Temple is also called the Zumiao Temple,being built during the Yuanfeng period of North Song Dynasty (1078-1085).
Nanhai Temple
Coupled with clustered trees, the total occupying area of the cultural ground in front of the Temple amounts to over 40 mou, offering a resting-place for visitors
Ash Plastering

Also called Ash Sculpture. It is an architectural in which lime is used to make sculpture shapes on the building.

Folk Culture Village
This is a fun place which recreates the life of 24 ethnic minority villages from throughout China in downtown Shenzhen.
Windows of the World
If you don't have time to visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris , the Taj Mahal in Dehli or the Pyramids, then you can see them all (in mini) here in an afternoon!