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Foshan Day Tour from Guangzhou

Best Cultural Savory of Famous Foshan


Foshan, 1 hour by car from Guangzhou, is the hometown of martial arts, lion dance, pottery and Cantonese opera and is one of the best places to admire traditional Lingnan and Cantonese culture. This Foshan Day Tour is specially designed for visitors who want a day trip from the nearby Guangzhou to enjoy all highlights of that famous cultural city. Our local guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to appreciate the fantastic Lingnan architectural decorations, lion dance with martial arts, relics and kiln from 5 centuries ago, and so on in leisure and fun and send you back to your hotel. Take this trip and let us present you a meaningful and relaxing experience of Foshan!

Highlights of this tour

  • Visit the No.1 attraction of Foshan Ancestral Temple to marvel at its fantastic and colorful Lingnan sculptures and carvings on every corner of the ancient worshipping building in rich local features.
  • Enjoy on-the-spot Lion Dance performance that combines martial arts, folk music and dance together perfect after understanding the legendary life of Yip Man and Wong Fei Hung, two reputable masters of martial arts that influence the world greatly.
  • Stroll in Ancient Nanfeng Kiln to see the world rare 500-year-old kilns and learn the thousand-year-long ceramic manufacturing history and superb skills of Foshan people.

Basic Trip Information

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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in a 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according to your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
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Day 1 Foshan ( L )

After breakfast, your local guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Guangzhou downtown and drive about 1 hour to Foshan City that is famous for martial arts, ceramics and lion dancing.

Start your cultural exploration from the must-visit Ancestral Temple. Here with rich arrays of relics and materials, you will have a good understanding of Yip Man (Ye Wen) and Wong Fei Hung (Huang Feihong), two real masters of martial arts in modern times of China who have influences on the world about Kung Fu in China! Yip Man is a master of Wing Chun Martial Art and is the master of the world well known Bruce Lee. Wong Fei Hung is a representative master of Hung boxing, and also excellent at lion dance. You won’t miss the wonderful live lion dance performance (0.5 hour) to enjoy the folk art combining martial arts, dance and music together and know why it is so favored by Cantonese around the world on festivals and red-letter days. Furthermore, you will appreciate many fantastic typical Lingnan styled decorations of vivid sculptures and carvings about historic stories and traditional operas.

Continue your steps to the nearby Lingnan Tiandi, once was the rich area in Foshan and now is a top best to admire the multiple exquisite historic Lingnan constructions to seek the traditional culture of Foshan as a famous thousand-year-old commercial city. Walk in leisure to savor the prosperity left and the modern leisure life style along the winding paved streets.

Then, be driven about 15 minutes to visit Ancient Nanfeng Kiln in Shiwan. This site tells the high status of Shiwan in Foshan as the “Capital of Ceramics in Southern China”. Its rare Nanfeng Kiln and Gao Kiln built 500 years ago and listed in the World Guinness Record are still under production. Visit the kilns, houses and paths to feel the past bustling production by ancient Foshan workers. Besides, take another fun stroll on Shiwan Doll Street outside, where countless interesting ceramic dolls with high skills are displayed in those shops hidden in the ancient arcade buildings.

After the visiting, you will be sent back to your hotel in Guangzhou downtown with 1 hour’s driving. Service ends and have a nice sleep!

Optional Cultural Experience: You can also enrich your Foshan cultural experience by learning the pottery art making(0.5 hour), martial arts practicing (1 hour) or paper cutting (1 hour) during your visit at Ancient Nanfeng Kiln. Such optional cultural activities need extra fees. Just tell us if you are interested.

Tip of Lion Dance Performance: The Lion Dance performance in Ancestral Hall is held on 10:00-10:40, 14:15-14:55 and 15:30-16:10 every day, however, it is not available on rainy days.

Foshan Ancestral Temple Lion DanceFoshan Ancestral TempleFoshan Lingnan Tiandi BuildingsAncient Nanfeng Kiln in Foshan

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