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#Foshan Ancestral Temple Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Dec)
Unbelievable Dragon-Dance in Foshan
When Chinese New Year approaches, you can see many Dragon Dance activities all around the country and abroad. In Foshan, a city in Guangdong province, I had an amazing Dragon Dance 🐉🐲 experience.
📍Foshan, Close to Ancestral Tempel, Guangdong Province
The show was for free and the actors where so great! I don't know if it's a regular activity, so keep your eyes open, whenever you're in Foshan around CNY. Happy New Year! 📍🎈🐰🎉🧧
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Historical Kung Fu Temple
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. Must visit in Foshan
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Dragon Dance in Foshan
I had the opportunity to see a Dragon Dance show on on an old square in front of a temple, some weeks before the spring festival and Chinese New Year.
🚩 Foshan is close to Guangzhou, you can reach it by plane, bus, train or even by Guangzhou metro!
It was amazing and the best dragon show I saw so far. 🐉
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The Lion Dance Martial Arts. Originated from Foshan and spread out the southern China, this performance is breathtaking and requires high level of skills and outstanding physical training results. Generally speaking, it is performed during Chinese New Year or Spring Festival according traditions. Where to see? The best one I think is being performed at Foshan Ancestral Temple complex, there is a small square with scene.
Yes, these guys are sacrificing their knees for art!
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Foshan one-day tour itinerary
Foshan, located in the central part of Guangdong Province, is a city with a long history and rich cultural heritage. Here are some suggested itineraries for a one-day tour of Foshan:
1. Morning: Visit the Ancestral Temple
Starting from downtown Foshan, the first stop is the Ancestral Temple. The Ancestral Temple is a landmark building of Foshan, which was built during the Northern Song Dynasty and has a history of a thousand years. Here, you can appreciate the exquisite Lingnan architectural style and understand the history and culture of Foshan.
2. Noon: Taste Foshan cuisine
Foshan is one of the representatives of Guangdong cuisine, and there are many authentic Cantonese dishes to taste. It is recommended to go to Shunde District to taste local specialties, such as Shunde stew, double skin milk, fried crab, etc.
3. Afternoon: Visit Xiqiao Mountain
Depart from the city and head to Xiqiao Mountain. Xiqiao Mountain is one of the four famous Buddhist mountains in China. There are many temples on the mountain, such as Nanhai Guanyin Temple, Nanhua Temple, etc. Here, you can appreciate the beautiful mountain and water scenery and feel the Zen atmosphere.
4. Evening: Visit Foshan New City
Return to the city and head to Foshan New City. This is the commercial center of Foshan, with many shopping centers, restaurants and entertainment facilities. You can shop and dine here, and feel the modern cityscape of Foshan.
5. Night: Watch Foshan martial arts performance
Foshan is the hometown of martial arts, especially the representative place of Southern martial arts. In the evening, you can watch a Foshan martial arts performance and feel the charm of Foshan martial arts.
佛山市祖庙博物馆. Foshan Ancestral Temple, despite of his name, in fact is a big area mixed park and museums. Well, they also officially have a museum. Of course, I could not miss a chance to check it out. The exposition offer but only to be familiarized with local craft and amazingly beautiful and fantasy creations but to take an excursion in the history of Foshan art and introduction of the process describing how these typical for this city adorns were created. Museum is not a huge but content is valuable.
Foshan Ancestral Temple or 佛山祖庙. This is not only temple but the area also includes museum, name halls dedicated to famous people were born in Foshan and even performance ground. The territory well decorated, paths connect small parks and pavilions and supplemented with pools where big fat carps are slowly moving. About every sightseeing inside I will telling next several posts. About architecture I can tell only, this is Foshan, the southern capital of ceramic craft. Yes, every small piece like a part of decoration is a masterpiece of artificial creation and match other decor elements making the environment fantastically amazing!
The Ancestral Temple is a must-see attraction in Foshan and is now the center of Foshan. The Ancestral Temple is dedicated to the Northern Emperor, but to this day, the Ancestral Temple is already a label and symbol of Lingnan culture and Guangfu culture. The architecture of the
Zumiao Temple is full of Lingnan's taste. Lingnan's colorful sculptures and ceramics, carved cantilever beams and window frames are all flavors of Lingnan.
The temple is now Huang Feihong Memorial Hall, Ye Wentang and so on. As the hometown of martial arts, Foshan once had martial arts masters such as Guangdong Shihu, Huang Feihong, Ye Wen, and Li Xiaolong, and can see the historical materials of Huang Feihong and Ye Wen in the ancestral temple.
Zu Temple can also see the classic Lingnan cultural performances such as lion dance and Cantonese opera. A bowl of tofu flowers and a Cantonese opera are the taste of Lingnan.
Zumiao ticket price is not high, 20 yuan can visit the Beidi Temple, Ye Wentang, Huang Feihong Memorial Hall and other attractions. The show is also free.
Walking into the Foshan Ancestral Temple, you will find many lacquered statues on both sides of the front hall, which seem to be heavy and actually hollow. There is a large openwork wood carving screen in the temple. It is carved from three large eucalyptus woods. The lines are smooth and the craftsmanship is exquisite. It is a typical work in Foshan woodcarving art.
The main hall, which is enshrined with a bronze statue of the Northern Emperor. Since the Pearl River Delta had many floods during the Tang and Song Dynasties, and the Northern Emperor was the northern water god, the Foshan people invited the Northern Emperor to the temple to worship. Since then, there has never been a place in Foshan. Have a flood.
Huang Feihong excavated, sorted and trained the traditional folk art lions. On the basis of the original Nanpai lion lion skills, he absorbed the skills of martial arts lion dance, from high-pillar lions, folk martial arts plum blossom piles and Nanpai folks. The lion lions are integrated and merged into the local folk style. The skills are difficult and the arrangement is ingenious. The dance, martial arts, acrobatics, strength and aesthetics are integrated into one, forming a new lion dance. Nowadays, at the Foshan Huang Feihong Memorial Hall, you can see wonderful martial arts performances and lion dance performances every day.
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The vivid autumn tour is a traditional folk festival that carries the joy of folk wisdom in Foshan, Guangdong. The past autumn colors are held in the evening of autumn harvest. The expressions are divided into light color, car color, horse color, ground color, water color and floating. Seven categories of color and scenery.
Ming Yongle developed during the years, a variety of exquisite handicrafts, exhibited in the form of parades, including lanterns, head-painting floats, make-up styles and various performing arts, folk music, and performing dances. Dragons, lion dances, ten fans, and gongs and drums, etc., year after year, the skills are becoming more and more advanced, and the scale is getting bigger and bigger, becoming a representative activity of Lingnan culture.
Foshan Ancestral Temple is located in the center of Foshan. It was built in the Northern Song Dynasty. It is the temple of the Emperor Xuantian Emperor of the North. It is also known as the Three Great Treasures of Lingnan Ancient Architecture with the Zhaoqing Yuecheng Longmu Temple and Guangzhou Chenjiatun.
Zumiao Temple is a must-see for Foshan. It is a postcard of Foshan. It was the place where the public affair of Foshan was discussed in the Song and Yuan Dynasties. It was burned down at the end of the Yuan Dynasty and rebuilt in the Ming Dynasty until the early Qing Dynasty. In the year, it gradually became a temple complex with complete system and strong local characteristics.
Foshan Ancestral Temple is composed of Wanfutai, Lingying Archway, Jinxiangchi, Sanmen, Front Hall, and Qingzhen Building. The building is decorated with pottery, wood carving, brick carving, gray plastic, etc. skill. In addition to the traditional Lingnan architectural decoration in the temple, the most attractive thing is the exhibition about Foshan Wushu. The memorial materials of the two martial arts masters in Ye Wentang and Huang Feihong Memorial Hall attracted Many martial arts fans come to visit.
The temple was built in the Northern Song Dynasty. The name was called Zutang. It was actually the Beidi Temple. In ancient times, the Pearl River Delta was mostly a water town, and there were many water problems. The Northern Emperor was the legendary god of water control. The protector of the Chancheng people was enshrined. Since the Song and Yuan Dynasties, it has always been the place of public discussion in Foshan, and it has become the link connecting the surnames. Therefore, Foshan people call it the temple. The
Huang Feihong Memorial Hall is located on the north side of the Zumiao Temple. The entire memorial hall is a two-storey, two-in-three-deep-opened building that resembles the Qing Dynasty-style ear-early building. It houses an exhibition hall, a film and television hall, a martial arts hall, and a theater. In addition to introducing Huang Feihong's life stories, the exhibition department also comprehensively displayed various literary and artistic works and thousands of precious cultural relics that have been produced around Huang Feihong in the past 70 years.
Of course, you can also see Jet Li playing the poster of Huang Feihong's film and television works.
The temple was built in Foshan, also known as the Qianjiang Ancestral Temple. It was built in the Southern Song Dynasty. It is based on a variety of classical operas and ancient legends. It is more than 800 years old and presents the Ming and Qing styles as a whole.
There is a pool in the temple, there are a lot of turtles inside, but very poor turtles, because people who pass by will lose money inside, all the money pollutes the pool, hehe!
There is also a famous people's memorial hall, that is Huang Feihong, the museum can see a lot of Huang Feihong's life, like his friends, don't miss it. There is also a lion dance performance of the champion team in front of the
, very exciting, don't miss it.
The Foshan Ancestral Temple is mainly dedicated to the true Taoist god of Taoism, also known as the Northern Emperor.
Foshan Ancestral Temple is full of incense, and is well-known in the provinces of Hong Kong, Macao and Southeast Asia. Many Southeast Asian incenses often come to worship!
In addition to the "temple" attribute, there are several modern humanities landscapes such as the Huang Feihong Memorial Hall and Ye Wentang in the Ancestral Temple. In the grand stage opposite the main hall, there will be performances of the gods on weekends and major festivals. .
Exquisite carving technique is the biggest feature of Foshan Ancestral Temple. Guangdong traditional pottery, wood carving, brick carving and gray plastic are found in all corners of the temple. The carving process of the
Zumiao Temple is based on flowers, birds and trees and various historical allusions. Each piece is crafted and crafted, lifelike and amazing!
character carving is one of the most complicated carving techniques, especially brick carving. The number of brick sculptures in the
Foshan Ancestral Temple is numerous, the story content is complex, and the details are layered.
Although there are many characters, the engraver can grasp the different attitudes of each person and present them perfectly. I have to be impressed. This kind of high-level skill has almost disappeared!
The hall of God of Heaven is magnificent, stepping forward, passing through the middle gate, and the majestic atmosphere envelopes the entire hall.
Transportation: Subway Zumiao Station.
Stepping into the "Sanctuary Temple" to experience martial arts, Cantonese opera and other cultures, watching the Yue opera performance, the Sanctuary Temple was built in the Northern Song Dynasty Yuanfeng years, is now a national key cultural relics protection unit.
Foshan was quite prosperous in the past, but there are problems in prosperity, there will be evil forces such as robbery, and there is no city in Foshan, and there is no danger.
Then what to do, I have to learn martial arts, just as Guangdong is the end of a big immigrant. People from all over the Central Plains come here to bring the martial arts of the Central Plains here.
As a result, the martial arts style of Foshan is very prosperous. When I arrived in the Ming Dynasty, there was a rebellion called Huang Xiaoyang, and the division attacked Foshan.
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