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Useful Information

Currency: Renminbi (RMB)
Electric Plug Details:Two parallel flat blades,220Volt, 50Hz
IDD City Code: 10
IDD Country Code: 757
Language Putonghau: (Mandarin)
Mobile System: GSM
Time Zone: GMT/UTC +8()
Useful Telephone Emergencies: 120
Police Dial: 110
Fire & Ambulance: 119

Foshan Ancestral Temple

Foshan Ancestral Temple is located on Zumiao Road. It is a Daoist temple and was first built in the Song dynasty (960-1279AD) during the reign of emperor Yuan Feng (1078-1085). The temple is dedicated to Beidi, the Northern God, who is said to have power over the waters of Guangdong.

The temple is 3,000 sq meters in area and comprises 5 parts: Wanfu Terrace, Jinxiang Pool, Front Hall, Main Hall and Qingzheng Pavilion. The whole structure is characterized by compactness and simplicity. Its interior is elegantly decorated and displays folk arts and crafts such as pottery, limestone sculptures and wood and brick carvings.

Foshan Folk Arts and Crafts Studio

The Foshan Folk Arts and Crafts Studio? main products are paper lanterns, papier mache masks, chops and their unique style of papercut pictures.

The artwork utilizes a broad range of media including waste paper fragments and materials such as silk, brushes, wood shavings, melon seeds and cuttlefish bones. Papercuts are meticulously created in various designs. The brilliant colored copper leaf cuts are a special product of the factory.


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