Foshan Travel Guide

Foshan Travel Guide

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Foshan Facts

Chinese Name: 佛山 (fó shān)
Population: 7,905,700
Area: 3,797.72 square kilometers (1,466.31 square miles)
Location:  in the center of Guangdong Province, south China
Administrative Division: five districts (Chancheng, Shunde, Sanshui, Nanhai and Gaoming)
Area Code: 0757
Zip Code: 528000
GDP (2018): CNY 993.59 billion (USD 150.16 billion)

Foshan is located in the northern part of the Pearl River, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Guangzhou, Guangdong Province. The city is made up of five districts: Chancheng, Shunde, Sanshui, Nanhai and Gaoming Districts. The government seat is located in Chancheng District. It is a vital part of an active economic zone comprising of Guangzhou in the east, and Hong Kong and Macau in the south.

With a long history dating back to approximately 5,000 years, the city gained its name from the three Buddha statues unearthed in this area in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Having a temperate climate with abundant rainfall, it has been a land of fish and rice. Besides fishing and farming, the local craftsmen were also known for their skills in making ceramics. Thriving handicraft industries, commerce, and the arts made Foshan one of the four most famous towns in Tang and Song (960-1279) dynasties. It has a reputation as the home of Chinese ceramic arts, Cantonese operas and martial arts.

Foshan is a modern city. It was one of the earliest ports to engage in foreign trade since China's open door policy. It also has become the third largest city in Guangdong Province, combining its manufacturing industries with tourism. In recent years, Foshan has committed its resources to further expand its vibrant tourism industry.

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The transportation system of the city is well designed to facilitate traveling into or out of the city.



Shopping       Dining

The Zumiao Commercial Street in Foshan is a must-go place for shopping. There are big shopping malls and plazas where all kinds of local handicrafts can be found. In addition, there are many famous restaurants that serve fresh, tasty local delicacies. Cafes, pubs and teahouses add varieties for visitors to enjoy.

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- Last updated on Jul. 31, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Foshan Travel
Asked by Daniel from USA | Jul. 29, 2023 13:38Reply
High speed train from Foshan to Hong Kong
In order to take high speed train from Foshan to Hong Kong, the train departs from Foshan West Train Station. However, I saw on Google that the station is permanently closed. Can you please advise?
Answers (1)
Answered by Frank | Jul. 31, 2023 02:03

As I know, it runs normally.
Asked by SEALROCK | Oct. 05, 2020 03:58Reply
Looking for accurate zip code for Shunde District, Foshan City, China
full address is:
Shinegle New Energy Technologies Co., Ltd.
No. 2, Alley 11, Yongyi Road, Jinliang, Daliang Street, Shunde District, Foshan City
Big Thanks in advance!
Answers (1)
Answered by Arianna | Oct. 11, 2020 23:53

You can try to use 528300.
Asked by Karen from SINGAPORE | Dec. 14, 2019 09:39Reply
is there taxi from dongguan to shenzhen and how much please?
Answers (2)
Answered by Kira from CANADA | Dec. 17, 2019 16:46

I'm afraid there is no taxi driver will take you because of the long distance. It is easy and common to take high speed train from Dongguan Railway Station to Shenzhen Railway Station.
Answered by Piexl | Nov. 25, 2022 22:04

If you from dongguan to shenzhen you may take high speed railway better.
Asked by Mdm Coreen from MALAYSIA | Oct. 03, 2019 23:04Reply
Xiqiao Mountain is one of the four famous mountains of Guangdong Province, Kwan Yin Statue?
1. Cable car , how to take the cable car, where does this cable car reach?

2. If, my taxi/van, reach the mountain, where should we park, I have 2 elderly 80+, adults in our tour group.

3. Is the Kwan Yin statue place wheel chair friendly?
Answers (1)
Answered by Gina from CANADA | Oct. 11, 2019 18:53

1. You can take cable car from Baiyundong scenic area to Tianhu scenic area (8:30-17:30) according to official website.
2. The taxi should should enter/exit at south side of Xiqiao mountain.
3. It is unconvenient for wheel chair users.
Asked by Richie Lynn Zapanta Bulingot from PHILIPPINES | Aug. 14, 2019 20:10Reply
Proximity to Guangzhou attractions
Hi, is Foshan a good place to stay if much of my travel itinerary is in Guangzhou like the Beijing Road, Shamian Island, and Parc Central? Or it will be difficult to travel from Foshan to those destinations?
Answers (1)
Answered by Joshua from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 15, 2019 19:00

Foshan is also a charming city and the transportation is very convenient since they are in the same province.
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