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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 great temple

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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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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.

Thank SinghCzar
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.

Thank Jeffrey F
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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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

Thank Bob L
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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.

Thank Peter P
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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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!

Thank Dhruv S
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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