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13 reviews
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia6,502 contributions
'Water Village'
Nov 2019
Feng Jian Village is a village by the river with more than a hundred ancient houses among the old banyan trees. The villagers are simple people who grow their own vegetables and fruits and sell them among the villagers using the river as a means of transportation.
Written December 29, 2019
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David P
Singapore, Singapore37 contributions
Interesting Village
Sep 2019
We took a boat ride around the village and it was quite interesting to get an insight of a typical village. You may want to wander around the village on foot too. We tried a bowl of milk pudding at one of the shops and it was very smooth and good.
Written September 25, 2019
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Sunshine Z
Singapore, Singapore604 contributions
Chinese "Venice" - Local entertainment...Why Not?
Feb 2018 • Friends
Very nice village, place to hang out only for locals known mostly and not any foreigner around the time I was there. Is a very nice channel famous with a village where they serve very delicious local food. You can take a boat and hang around the channel for only 15RMB/person and discover the old Cantonese culture architecture and food.
Written February 27, 2018
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Shenzhen, China3,123 contributions
Relaxing afternoon
Dec 2017 • Friends
This was about 20 mins outside of Shunde. Around 1 hour away from GZ maybe. It was a very peaceful relaxing place. even on Sunday not so many people around. real authentic character in places. really cool buddhist temple too. great local restuarants. I suggest you to buy some tea as a good gift.

well worth checking out
Written December 26, 2017
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Douglas M
Guangzhou, China1,973 contributions
Feng Jian Shui Xiang
Feb 2016 • Couples
About an hour's drive from GuangZhou. Usually on the itinerary of coach day trips to Foshan or ShunDa. OK for a couple of hours wandering around the streets crowded with food and 'tat' sellers. Plenty of places to eat roast pork and fish.
The canal runs around the village. Boat trips take about 30 minutes.
The village is a eclectic mix of ruined, delapitated and new countryside houses and buildings. The temple is well worth a visit, if you're lucky the monks are chanting which is amazing.
Written February 11, 2016
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GuangZhou124 contributions
It's not worth the drive
Jun 2015 • Family
feel dispointing, it's not worth the drive, hard to find a place to part during weekend, crowed ppl, hot. called water-village, yet not too much river. the ppl are nice.
Written June 23, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia52 contributions
Off the beatened track just outside Guangzhou
Feb 2012
Feng Jian Village makes a good ½ day off-the-beatened track visit. About 1 hr’s drive from Guangzhou, outskirts of Foshan, is this quaint and peaceful village where fish and vegetable farming are the main occupation. There are well paved lanes, which a small car can drive through, but I would recommend you park your car in the village/market square and walk. As soon as you arrive, several local guides on bicycles will approach you, offering guided tours for 60 – 30yuan/hour. They speak Mandarin and Cantonese, equipped with small loudspeakers and maps. They can also arrange boat rides around the village for a small charge.
Stroll along the main road and browse the small shops selling fruits, snacks and daily needs. Look out for old weighing scales and other household tools of days gone-by.
There are signs of growing affluence as most houses have been renovated and there are cars can be parked outside. The village is clean with neat rows of flower pots in front/side of the houses. Although we heard dogs barking occasionally, we were not harassed.
Places not to be missed would be the Liu Ancestral Home, which was first built during the Ming Dynasty, destroyed several times by wars and natural disasters, rebuilt in the 1920s and 40s to be used as the village’s primary school.
Some original parts can still be seen but large parts have been replaced. Watch out for the 2 stone lions guarding the courtyard leading to the main hall. One of the local villagers told us that these are relics from the 1920s or 40s
The Home now serves as a community hall for weddings and festivities. When we visited it last month, the villagers were cleaning up after the previous day’s celebration for the arrival of a new-borne. The Home is opened to visitors, free-of-charge. Closed during lunch time.
Unlike other more popular ancestral houses in Guangzhou, this home is unassuming and homely. It is not adorned with garish decorations and is totally non-touristy or commercialised. No swarms of tourists to block photographic moments.
There are several arch bridges and smaller ancestral homes such as the Li and Chiang Ancestral Homes which we did not visit but I am sure helpful villagers would the way.
Finish you walk with lunch at “Wang/Wong Mama’s Restaurant”. Right in the middle of the village is a huge western–styled bungalow with big domes and bright little flags which serves delicious Cantonese cuisine. It comes with a small bottle of home-brew which promises good health and cure-alls. Ask for the house specials – stuffed fish, baked ribs in foil, bean-curd rolls and roast duck.
Feng Jian Village is a short distance from Bruce Lee’s Ancestral Home and you can visit it after lunch before heading back to Guangzhou.
Written February 28, 2012
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