Foshan Attractions - Things to Do

Foshan is a historical and energetic city where tourists have lots of things to do. In the past thousands of years, it made its way among the shortlist of the four best known towns in Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1279) dynasties. Famous as the hometown of ceramic art, Cantonese Opera, and martial art, Foshan also shows its modern face as the third largest city in Guangdong Province. Relying on its profound cultural achievements, it has developed into a tourist city supported by its advantaged geographic location and economic conditions.

 Foshan Ancestral Temple
 Xiqiao Mountain
 Sanshui Lotus World

 Ancient Nanfeng Kiln
 Bruce Lee Ancestor's House

 Chuanlord Holiday Manor
 Nanhai Kwan-yin Temple
 Qinghui Garden


In City Proper

(Chancheng District)
A popular saying goes that one who fails to visit the Ancestral Temple has never been in Foshan. In contrast to the hustle in the Zumiao Road, the Zumiao Temple, where the present Foshan Museum is seated, tacitly shows the refinement and magnificence of towers, halls, garrets and other ancient architecture. It was a Taoist site first established in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) and is still home to a thriving culture.

Taking Bus No.109, 120, 137, visitors can get to the Ancient Nanfeng Kiln, where pottery art of Foshan originated. Its history can be traced back five hundred years, to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). And it is amazing that this ancient kiln still works. Visitors can enjoy an ever fascinating experience to make pottery by their own in this fascinating national treasure.

In Nanhai District

Located to the north of Chancheng District of Foshan, Nanhai District can be reached by Bus No.208B and some others. In this area, the Xiqiao Mountain is reputed as the pearl of landscapes in South Guangdong. Situated in the southwest of the Nanhai District, it is an extinct volcano that has slept for thousands of years. Comprising seventy-two peaks, thirty-six caves, two hundred springs twenty-eight waterfalls, two lakes and nine scenic areas, it is not only a national level tourist destination but also a national forest park. It is well preserved with all types of natural scenery, and it is without doubt a place of exceptional beauty.

Nanhai Kwan-yin Temple is in Nanguo Peach Garden, one of the best places to visit relying on its aloofness to the hustle and bustle area of Foshan. The present Nanhai Kwan-yin Temple in the garden is a must-see spot. It was first built over one thousand years ago and rebuilt in contemporary times in the pseudo-classic style of Ming and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.

Not distant from the temple, Bus No.222, 238, 254, 256 can take visitors to the CCTV Nanhai Movie & TV Town, one of the four Movies & TV bases of China Central Television, comprising three scenic spots and one performing area epitomizing both brilliant past and present of the city.

In Sanshui District

 Foshan has Chancheng-Sanshui intercity bus lines which can conveniently take visitors from downtown to Sanshui District. Among the sceneries of this district, the Sanshui Lotus World is highlighted by 300 species of lotuses, Confucian temple and the 108-meter-long (354-feet) reclining Buddha, it also offers some outdoor sports facilities, such as the grass skiing slope and the sports car club. Located in south of Sanshui District, this omnibus scenic area is one of the best value places to admire and relax.

Jiu Dao Gu in Sanshui District must be worth a visit for people who like rafting and exploration. It offers fascinating entertainment and adventures.

In Shunde District

Chancheng-Shunde and Nanhai-Shunde intercity buses make this area very accessible for visitors. Buses take one there by way of a famous garden, Qinghui Garden. It was first constructed by the Number One Scholar of late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and praised to be one of the four major gardens of Guangdong through hundreds years of constant elaborative construction. Comprising crystal waters, verdant trees, stone formations, bridges, pavilions and towers, this garden that unites ancient gardens, architecture, carvings is well worth a visit. In Qinghui Road, Daliang Town, the garden is as a magnet to draw worldwide visitors.

In addition, the Bruce Lee Ancestor's House in Jun'an Town is a lasting reminder of this super Kung Fu star.

 Recommended Guided Tour:
 1 Day Guangzhou to Foshan Tour from $148

- Last updated on Jul. 29, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Foshan Attractions
Asked by Mathias Jud from ÖSTERREICH | Aug. 07, 2018 18:42Reply
How to get from Foshan to Zaomu Mountain
I want to go to Zamomu Mountain from Foshan downtown and I can´t find a connection.
Answers (3)
Answered by Bill from NEW ZEALAND | Aug. 08, 2018 20:38

You can take bus line 509 from Gaoming passenger station to there.
Answered by Mathias Jud from ÖSTERREICH | Aug. 08, 2018 23:15

What is the fastest way to get to this Station ?
Answered by Bill | Aug. 09, 2018 18:35

Oh, of course taking taxi is the fastest way.
Asked by chen | Nov. 09, 2016 12:18Reply
How to go to Foshan from Guangzhou East Railway Station?
How long is it by subway to FS? Can I make it a same day trip, going in the morning and coming back at night? Staying at Guangzhou East Railway Station. What is the best place to visit during this short time?
Answers (1)
Answered by Pepe from SPAIN | Nov. 10, 2016 01:33

Take metro line 1 from Eat Railway Station to Xilang Station, and switch to metro Guang-fo Line to Kuiqi Road Station. The whole trip takes about 75 minutes, and the fare totals CNY 8.

Yes, you can make a one day trip. You may go to see Ancestor's Temple, Ancient Nanfeng Kiln, and Liang's Garden. Have fun!
Asked by Steven Cheong from MALAYSIA | May. 07, 2016 22:23Reply
If I were to travel from Changping, Dongguan to Foshan, which mode of transportation is recommeded?
What is the distance between the two cities. Is there any light-rail linking both cities? Thanks!
Answers (1)
Answered by Hank from RUSSIA | May. 08, 2016 01:43

They are around 130km apart. Neither light rail nor direct coach connects the two cities. Transfer is needed if by bus: You can take city bus from Changping to Dongguan General Bus Station, where there are many buses to FS. Or just take an ordinary train at Changping Station to your destination.
Asked by Dom from MALAYSIA | Oct. 27, 2015 07:55Reply
Plan to go Foshan for a full day trip- from Guangzhou

1) where should I go for full day?
2) how to go using public transport?

Thank u so much
Answers (1)
Answered by Kevin from SINGAPORE | Oct. 28, 2015 02:44

1. This city has several popular scenic areas, such as Qinghui Garden and CCTV Nanhai Movie & TV Town. You can tour around these two scenic areas in one day.
2. About the transportation, you can take normal speed train from Guangzhou Railway Station and get off at FS Railway Station. The schedules are from 05:19 to 22:09 with the duration of around half an hour. The ticket fare of soft sleeper is CNY86 and hard sleeper is CNY63.

Or take Guangzhou subway line 1 to Xilang Station and transfer to Guang-Fo metro line to the city. Then head for your destinations.
Asked by Vaddi prasad from INDIA | Jul. 21, 2015 21:59Reply
What is climate in July month end in Foshan?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kate from UAE | Jul. 21, 2015 22:42

According to the weather forecast, there will be shower everyday from 23rd to 28th, but it will not last for a whole day. And it will sunny at the last three days of the month. The average temp is about 82 – 84 F. You need to wear T-shirts and shorts.
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