Bruce Lee Ancestor's House

Bruce Lee Ancestor's House, a typical folk residence made of brick and wood, is located in Shang Village, Shunde District of Foshan, about 60 kilometers (about 37 miles) away from Guangzhou City.

Bruce Lee, a brilliant Chinese Kung Fu master and action movie star, made a great contribution to promoting Chinese martial arts and Kung Fu films. Although he only lived for 30 years, his blaze of glory overshadows any other Chinese Kung Fu stars of his time. Even the present-day Jackie Chan and Jet Lee's hey days cannot match his achievements. From 1972 to 1973, Bruce was successively named as one of the seven great martial arts masters in the world by the international authoritative martial arts magazine 'Black Belt'. At the turn of the new millennium, he was nominated as one of the most influential icons in the 20th century, the only Chinese national. For countless foreigners, Bruce Lee has become the synonym of 'Kung Fu'. Subsequently, Bruce Lee Ancestor's House became a tourist resort for his fanatic fans and martial arts lovers.

At the entrance of Shang Village stands the Lee's Ancestral Hall. It was built to immortalize Lee's ancestors. The Ancestral Hall is very grand, spacious and solemn. Bruce Lee's Ancestor's House is near the Lee's Ancestral Hall. It was built by Bruce Lee's grandfather. Bruce's father also lived here. Bruce lived here only for a short period. He spent the most part of his childhood and teen years in Hong Kong.

Bruce Lee Ancestor's House is composed of a bedroom, a hall, a kitchen and a dooryard, encompassing an area of about 51 sq meters (about 61 sq yards). It is a very humble house, and the furnishings are very simple. On the walls of the hall hang a brief introduction about the life experience of Bruce Lee, and several large stills from his films, in which Bruce Lee played the leading roles. At the hall, there is a wooden stake and an incense burner table. The wooden stake is used for practicing Kung Fu. The incense burner is used to make sacrifices to Lee's ancestors. The dooryard covering an area of about 20 sq meters (about 24 sq yards) is a good place for practicing Kung Fu.

In order to pay tribute to Bruce Lee for his contribution to the promotion of Chinese martial arts, a memorial museum was built and completed in 2002. It is located in Daliang Street, Shunde District. Since the memorial museum is situated in an inconspicuous part of the street, it is unfamiliar to the public. Therefore, a new memorial museum has been constructing since the end of 2006, which is situated in Jun'an Town, and is expected to be the largest memorial museum dedicated to the memory of Bruce Lee.

- Last modified on Apr. 07, 2018 -
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Asked by Sunil from CHINA | Apr. 04, 2018 02:50Reply
going to Bruce lee Ancestor's house
HI..
I am in Guangzhou so please let me know how to go Bruce lee ancestor's house.
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Answered by Ann from USA | Apr. 07, 2018 22:07
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You can take a bullet train from Guangzhou South Train Station to Shunde first, and then take bus K391 to Lixiaolong Leyuan Lukou. After arrival, you can take a local car or taxi to the house within 5 minutes.
Asked by Grace from PHILIPPINES | Nov. 01, 2014 04:21Reply
Getting Bruce Lee Ancesters House from Guangzhou
Hi! How do I get here from Guangzhou through the Guangfo line? Thanks!
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Answered by Emma from RUSSIA | Nov. 02, 2014 01:01
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Take Guangfo line to Zumiao metro station and then take a taxi to FS Chengba General Bus Station (城巴车站). There you can take a bus to Shunde. I remmeber the bus will take you to Shunde General Bus Station. After that, transfer to local bus no. 391 and get off at Shangcun Paifang station. Then you can walk ro the ancesters house. Or you can directly take a taxi to get there upon getting to Shunde.
Asked by Mr.john from SINGAPORE | Mar. 29, 2011 02:44Reply
hi i am visiting guangzhong this saturday, may i know how can i visit the Bruce Lee ancestor's hse from the xilang station at line 3. Thank you very much
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Answered by Ms.IVYSKY from CHINA | Mar. 29, 2011 11:39
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Hi John,

The Bruce Lee ancestor's is in Junan town shunde district.I suggest you take the guangzhou metro line 1 to kengkou bus station,then take a bus to junan town,and take a taxi to Bruce Lee ancestor.
Answered by Sharon from SINGAPORE | Nov. 30, 2011 22:52
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John - could you share your journey to Bruce Lee Ancestor's House? How long and how much is the bus ride to Jun'an Town? How long and much is the taxi ride to the venue? Thanks for sharing.
Answered by JOSEPH from SEATTLE U.S.A | Mar. 21, 2013 16:40
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HI JOHN I'LL BE IN GUANGZHOU APRIL 11 WHICH IS THE BEST & FASTEST WAY TO GET TO THE BRUCE LEE PARK ONLY 2 DAYS IN GUANGZHOU THANKS LEAVING SEATTLE NEXT SUNDAY
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