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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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Because I am married to a Chinese lady we go every year to the temple to donate and visit around Chinese new year. It is definitely worth visiting... they have lion dance at 3pm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Foshan, China
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The temple itself is so-so. It is also the location of historical home of famous martial artist Wong Fei Hung and Ip Man. There are 3 lion dance performances a day. The performance is worth a look at as the acrobatics is great.

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Foshan, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Because I am married to a Chinese lady we go every year to the temple to donate and visit around Chinese new year. It is definitely worth visiting... they have lion dance at 3pm also and the acrobats are really good! The temple also has musea for Yip Man and other famous Foshan martial artists also!

Thank petralian
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple houses the exhibitions for Ip Man and Wong Fei Hung. For enthusiasts of Chinese martial arts, this temple is a must visit. Foshan is easily accessible from Guangzhou by public transportation (subway and train).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a very pretty site, rich in culture and history, middle of the city. I was not planning to visit it but it was a very pleasant surprise. There is a lion dance performance which goes on at certain times and adds a rustic charm to the visit. Highly recommended.

Thank zsuki
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

People visiting here will relax with feeling old culture. Traditional building, art,,,And there is China traditional theater. Old citizen enjoy Table game.

Thank Hiroaosta
Guangzhou, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Home of an Ip Man exhibition and a Bruce Lee exhibition. It also feature live Chinese opera and a scheduled lion dance that you can either watch as a spectator or wait for the lion to give you lucky charms in exchange of a monetary sum of from you.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I write a lot about temples (http://thetempletrail.com/) and this is one of the best in this part of China. The whole complex is confusing, as there are some non-temple parts and also a Confucius temple on another part of the site. The main Zu Miao (Zo Miu in Cantonese) is awesome. It has an opera stage and incredible moody halls.... More 

Thank tombillinge
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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