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Zu Miao Temple (The Ancestral Temple)

Zumiao Road, Chancheng District, Foshan 528000, China
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Ranked #2 of 185 Attractions in Foshan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Great place in getting to know the martial art legend history and other relevant information. Very informative on the details. Rare medical books during their time for healing. Nice architectural.

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Normally I'd be bored visiting temples in China as they're all pretty much similar. However... Zu Miao is different as the Ip Man and Wong Fei Hong museums are all located in the same place. There are impressive kung-fu and lion dance performances that are held at the Wong Fei Hong museum. Definitely great cultural place to check out if... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Visit the temple on a weekend. Free Cantonese opera and kung fu exhibition. Lion dance is a must. Well worth the Rmb20 entrance fee.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Beautifully modernized culture city. Popular for Material Art, knowing the history of Burce Lee and watching the history movie in the late 70 to early 80

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is the mother of all temples in Foshan, for its sheer size and history. The architecture of the temple is in traditional Southern China style, with elaborate brick figurines decorating the roofs. There is also an ancient Cantonese opera theater in its courtyard, which is still in use till this day. In recent years, they added the Huang Feihong... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I visited the Ancestral Temple this past Saturday afternoon. Conveniently located just north of the Zumiao subway station (exit A). 20 RMB admission fee. Comparatively clean and well kept, and not very crowded. The layout and architecture were fairly impressive. I had never seen an actual temple before, so it was quite an experience. Overall grade: B. Anyway, although there... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Foshan is full of surprises, the Zu Maio Temple certainly not the least of them. It has considerable history and some more recent touches that add to the romance of the place. The Ip Man Museum and the Kung Fu story and demonstration are obviously contemporary as is the linking of the arms of the local people to surround and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Ancestral Temple is not where their local worship their ancestor. It is a place where they worship their god named South Emperor who had protected their villages. Within the same vicinity, are Ip Man Museum and Huang Fei Hong Museum. For those who love Kungfu and like to know the histories of Ip Man and Huang Fei Hong. Entrance... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Loved this temple, all the history and martial arts displayed were wonderful, especially about Bruce Lee and other great martial art masters whom I had just heard of before. I would say this is a "must visit" for every tourist to Foshan

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Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you are interested in martial arts, this is the place for you. I'd describe it as Wing Chun history paradise. Museum is dedicated mainly to Ip Man and his students (Bruce Lee). It is located in a very nice traditional Chinese complex of buildings and gardens. Trip from city center takes a long time, be prepared. Temple is located... More 

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