Foshan Travel Guide

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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, San-shui, 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.

Recommended Guided Tour

 1 Day Guangzhou to Foshan Tour from $125

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.

- Last modified on May. 22, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Foshan Travel
Asked by Lheii from PHILIPPINES | May. 22, 2019 12:12Reply
Fastest way from Shenzhen to Chancheng District
What is the fastest and easiest way to reach u Service Apartment Bodun Hotel in Chancheng if I travel from SZ. Or is there a bullet train going to the area? Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ryan from USA | May. 22, 2019 18:31

There are 2 bullet trains departing from Shenzhen North Station at 12:22 and 14:49. It takes about 1 hour to get to FS West Station and the ticket fare is about CNY90. From the west station to you hotel, you can take Bus Line G12 to Zumiao Road and then walk northeast about 380m. It takes about 1 hour by bus and the bus fare is CNY2.
Asked by Patrick from MAURITIUS | Apr. 26, 2019 18:50Reply
I will need to travel from Hong Kong to Hotel Fortuna in Lecong.
Is there a direct coach that I can take?

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Answered by Tony from USA | Apr. 27, 2019 23:42

I remembered there is a bus operating from Tak Hoi Street, Tsuen Wan (next to tak wah park) to the hotel. You are suggested to contact the hotel to know more about the schedules. The phone number is: (86-757) 28838888.
Asked by Dee Co from PHILIPPINES | Apr. 14, 2019 06:36Reply
Hi May I ask what’s the best way to get to hongkong from Foshan? Is it by bus or by train?
I took the bus from hongkong to FS. It’s quite tiring a friend of mine said I can take the train bcj to hongkong from FS instead. any recommendations for what’s the more convenient to take back to hongkong. Will it be the bus or the train. Thank you
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Answered by Mia from NEW ZEALAND | Apr. 15, 2019 02:45

At present, the high speed train hasn't opened yet so the bus is still the most convenient way.
Asked by Lucia from ITALY | Mar. 20, 2019 08:05Reply
Hotels nearest to Foshan International Sports and Cultural Center

Any hotel suggestions that are nearest to International Sports and Cultural Center? (this is where Fiba World Cup will be held)

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Answered by Jasmine from DENMARK | Mar. 25, 2019 01:35

You are suggested to stay at Vienna Hotel. The price is CNY300 to 400 per night. It is located at No.3, Fochen Avenue, Shunde District. Hope helpful!
Asked by Mr. Ho from CANADA | Mar. 19, 2019 21:15Reply
I will be arriving at BaiYun Int'l Airport in early April and want to know how to take the Guangzhou
Airport Intercity Bus to Shunde? Where to stop there?
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Answered by Morgan from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 25, 2019 01:37

The boarding site is located at the Ground Transportation Center. Upon landing, you can easily find the place based on the English signs at the airport. The coach will arrive at Shunde City Terminal. The bus schedules are from 07:30 to 01:30 next day every 30mins. The ticket fare is CNY51/person.
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