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 $115
 

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

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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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Questions & Answers on Foshan Travel
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?
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Answered by Joshua from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 15, 2019 19:00
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Foshan is also a charming city and the transportation is very convenient since they are in the same province.
Asked by elen from PHILIPPINES | Aug. 12, 2019 05:58Reply
how do I get to Tian Yi Fang Ladies Market from Changcheng District?
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Answered by Cooper from CAMEROON | Aug. 13, 2019 01:13
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Bus no.210A, Guang 132, Guang205, Guang277, Guang281 can access there. Would you mind provide the detailed starting place in Chancheng District? Then I can find the detailed public transportation for you.
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.
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Answered by Ryan from USA | May. 22, 2019 18:31
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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?

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