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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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A visit to foshan is not complete without going to this famous temple. It is fairly large in two sections and the architecture and inside gives you glimpse of the traditional... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A visit to foshan is not complete without going to this famous temple. It is fairly large in two sections and the architecture and inside gives you glimpse of the traditional culture of China.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is an amazing area and If you visit Foshan this is a must, to see some traditional and cultural China. This is quite refreshing as Foshan is a very vibrant and modern city, so it's nice to see some history being kept.

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

please see my reveiw on the Confusius temple, one entrance for the both places. I loved it, makes a change to the new style chinese towns

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Good for short visit but not lots to see watch your pockets in area area is area across the street has excellent food and stores

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I'm travelling to foshan since 2007 for business, and every trip, I always come to this temple at least once. It's a nice place to come and get away from the busy streets. The dragon show is also a plus.

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Foshan, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Most important temple to visit in Foshan. It's located conveniently in the middle of city, so easy to reach. I would recommend as a top local attraction if you like to see some lion dance and history of Foshan.

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MUMBAI
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Zu Miao Temple (The Ancestral Temple)

Address: Zumiao Road, Chancheng District, Foshan 528000, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Guangdong  >  Foshan
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 20

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