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Zu Miao Temple (The Ancestral Temple)

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Address: Zumiao Road, Chancheng District, Foshan 528000, China
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An oasis of serenity!

One of the oldest surviving temples in Guangdong province, Zumiao Temple is easily accessible from the Zumiao Metro station and is doable in under a couple of hours. There is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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MUMBAI
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Situated right behind Marco Polo Hotel. Houses the Zu Miao Temple, martial arts museum and the main hall for the lion dance. Entry is CNY 20. Definitely worth a visit!

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Foshan, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

One of the oldest surviving temples in Guangdong province, Zumiao Temple is easily accessible from the Zumiao Metro station and is doable in under a couple of hours. There is the ubiquitous traditional Chinese lion dance performances every day (I think three or four shows each afternoon) as well as Cantonese opera during the weekends which is certainly something different... More 

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Rovereto, Italy
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This temple is located right in the middle of Foshan, near the Metro Station. It is a lovely place, full of typical things one can find in all the temples in China: gods' statues, altars, inscriptions, etc. Nevertheless, it is nothing special. The entrance fee is about 16 RMB (holiday) and it usually closes at 6pm.

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Foshan, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Very nice, old buildings, cosy atmosphere, beautiful bonsai trees! You can experience the Chinese culture on a wide scale! You don't want miss the dragon-dance! (Only twice a day!)

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Ahmedabad, India
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Zu Miao in Chinese actually meant Ancestral Temple and it is the place for locals to worship their ancestors. Giant statues of guardians and gods were lined along the entrance to the ancestral hall and gives you the impression of being judged as you enter. it's located in the southwest of Guangzhou, the attraction itself is ok, but there are... More 

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Foshan, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

not so much to see... almost the same stuff u saw in others... so i think if u pass by u visit otherwise if u look for temples better to choose a bigger one

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Rajkot, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

It's feel nice to visit historical temple and those places where Kungfu legend belongs, you can see there traditional chinese prayer places and some cultural activities, specially don't miss lion dance which is most attraction of this temple.

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Ramsey, Isle of Man
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

was taken here by the company I was visiting, before going for lunch....was truly a brilliant and worthwhile trip, very informative on the interior walls , giving an indepth history of the place, wonderful buildings, architectural masterpieces, with colorful statues/figures in battle dress.complete with armour .dotted around ........gardens definitely worth lingering a while with their unusual stone statues and trees.... More 

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Wuhan, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

There were a few nice bars and resturants there around the temple. Love the 'hello kitty' theme resturant

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Bielsko-Biala, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The temple is definitely worth seeing area. It's said that if you don't visit Foshan's Zu Miao, then you simply haven't seen Foshan. The temple is a magnificent example of ancient Chinese architecture. I recommend it for tourists and businessmen.

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