Foshan Ancestral Temple located in the downtown of Foshan Chencheng

10/02/2014 15:15

Foshan Ancestral Temple located in the downtown of Foshan Chencheng. The complex covers an area of 3000sq.m/32,300sq.ft and includes the following buildings: the portico (Qian Dian), the main hall (Zheng Dian), the Festival Hall of Truth (Qingzhen Lou), the Pond of Scented Brocade (Jinxiang Chi) and the Theatre of a Thousand Good Fortunes (Wanfu Tai) which is decorated with gilded carvings. Welcome to China for Canton fair 2014. HRC is pleasure to provide Guangzhou hotels booking, China Tour guide and Indochina tour packages for you.

The buildings in Foshan Ancestral Temple occupy an area of 3,500 square meters and include Wanfu Stage, Lingying Archway, Jinxiang Pool, Qingzhen Building, a bell and drum tower, the front hall and the main hall. The architecture, decor and articles on view in Foshan Ancestral Temple are remarkably refined, and are part of the unique historical heritage of Foshan. Foshan Ancestral Temple is praised as a palace of oriental arts.
Foshan Ancestral Temple (Foshan Zumiao) dates originally from the second half of the 11th century, and was restored in 1372 following a fire. It is dedicated to the God of the North, Ruler of the Waters. Although the Chinese name ''Zumiao'' means ''Temple of the Ancestors'', this simply indicates that it is the oldest temple in town, "the ancestor of temples". The rich ceiling decoration with many figures is its most interesting feature. The site remains as one of the most famous Foshan temples.