Must- visit places in Foshan
Liang Garden （Liang Court or Rabbit Garden)
Liang’s Garden is a typical model of the gardens in South China of the Qing Dynasty, also well-known as one of the four most famous gardens of Guangdong Province. Located in Songfeng Road of Chancheng District, it was built during Jiaoqing and Daoguang Regions (1796 - 1850) of Qing Dynasty, consisting of residence, ancestral hall and gardens.
It is the top 4 gardens in Guangxi and Guangdong Province.
Add.:Foshan, Guangdong Province.
Foshan Ancestral Temple (known as Zu Miao in Chinese)
Foshan Ancestral Temple (known as Zu Miao in Chinese), a famous Daoist temple in the downtown of Foshan City, Guangdong Province in southern China. It is said to be originally built in Northern Song Dynasty, renovated once, and with more than 600 years history till now. It was built for worshiping Beidi, the leader of all gods in Foshan, thus it was called Ancestral Temple. And now it becomes the name card of Foshan city and a must see attraction during Foshan trip.
Although the Chinese name ''Zu Miao'' 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.
Add.: Zumiao Road, Chancheng District, Foshan 528000, Guangdong Province, China
Xiqiao Mountain is an ancient dormant volcano located in Nanhai District, Foshan City, Guangdong Province. It is only 68 kilometers in the south of Guangzhou city, about one hour away by car. According to the history, Xiqiao Mountain was the major factory to make stone tools during the Neolithic age for people lived in Zhujiang Delta Region. With a history of 6,000 years, Xiqiao Mountain is a cultural symbol of Foshan City with a title of “Lighthouse of Zhujiang Delta Region Civilization”. It is also called the hometown of Nanquan Kungfu, because it is the birthplace of Huang Feihong, who is a famous martial arts master in China.
The mountain is an important scenic area and designated as a national forest park and national geological park. Covering an area of 14 square kilometers (5.4 square miles), the area features a total of 72 peaks, with the highest - Dacheng Peak rising up to 346 meters (1,135 feet). Today, Xiqiao Mountain is divided into ten major scenic areas, including the Nanhai Guanyin Culture Park, which contains a 66 meters (217 feet) statue of the goddess Guanyin, the Baiyun Caves, Tianhu Park, Biyu Cave, Cuiyan Rock, Shiyan Rock, Jiulong Rock, Sifang Bamboo Gardemd. The inner transport inside the scenic area is quite convenient. Different scenic areas in the park are connected with each other by shuttle buses, which can take tourist to the top of peak. There are a couple of entrances to enter the park in different directions, but tourists main go into the park from the southern entrance or the northern entrance. The scenic spots in the park is scattered, it is recommended to take a sightseeing shuttle bus to reach each site, instead of walking. The sightseeing shuttle bus docks at most of the main attractions inside Xiqiao Mountain. It runs basically every 10 minutes, from 8:30am to 17:30pm. Currently the best way to tour Xiqiao Mountain is take the shuttle bus ride to reach the top of the mountain first, then tour down along the top of the mountain.
Add.:Southwest of Nanhai District, Foshan 528211, Guangdong province, China
Located in Shunde District, Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China, Qinghui Garden was built in the last period of Ming Dynasty. Today’s Qinghui Garden has become a typical traditional South China Garden with Lingnan style of construction. The garden is one of the ten famous gardens in China and one of the four famous gardens in Guangdong Province. Other three famous in Guangdong are Liangyuan Garden in Foshan, Sanbanggulsa in Panyu District of Guangzhou and Keyuan Garden in Dongguan.
Qinghui Garden integrates Ming and Qing dynasties culture, Lingnan ancient gardening style, Zhujiang Delta Region Watertown scenery together, as the typical representative of Lingnan gardening culture. Inside the Garden, there are clear water and flourishing woods. And, water, trees, stone hills, small bridges are blended with booths and pavilions, presenting a kind of distinctive scenery. Fine courtyards are built inside the garden and scenes can be seen beyond scenes.
The famous tourist attractions in the garden include the Boat Hall, Bixi Thatched Cottage, Chengyi Pavilion, Rower Pavilion, Xiyin Studio, Zhuwan Hall, Guiji Cottage, and Bishenghua Hall. Each of them is well designed, showing a unique style. Decorative details may deserve to savor in the garden. There are a lot of ceramics, gray plastic, wood, glass as adornment. Among them, the brick carvings, wood carving and stained glass are particularly beautiful.
Add.:Shunde District of Foshan City, Guangdong province, China.
Shanshui Lotus World Park
Located in Sanshui District, Foshan, Guangdong, China, Shanshui Lotus World Park is the largest lotus theme park in the world so far with most abundant lotus breed resource and the most advanced cultivate technology, where you can enjoy viewing and learning lotus flowers. More than 600 well-known flower manufacturers at home and abroad and in excess of 2 billion China yuan were introduced into the park as the whole project completed, which will be another large-scale agricultural park integrating with flower production, marketing, research, information and tourism in Shunde besides the Flower World of Chencun.
The park is involved in flower trading center, landscape garden, stone garden, bonsai garden, palm garden, ornamental fish breeding park and other sections. Thereinto, the International flower trading center covers a total area of over 600,000 square meters, including more than 300,000 square meters of the first phrase, with 3,000 stores there. There are 500 kinds of rare varieties of lotus, including the "space lotus”, "ancient lotus”, "King Lotus” (terminologically, called Victoria), etc., and other rare varieties.
Add.:Nanfeng Avenue, Sanshui District, Foshan, Guangdong Pronvince, China.