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Foshan 佛山

The prefecture-level city of Foshan is located on the most fertile area of the region.
We visited 祖廟, which is actually a Taoist temple dedicated to the northern water god Beidi 北極玄天大帝. Although the name 祖廟 can be directly translated as ancestral temple, it got the name from being the first temple of the area, dating back to the 11th century. After destroyed by fire, its reconstruction started in 1372 and continued to expand. Like most temples in China, it is now a museum.
Next door is the 黃飛鴻紀念館, memorial hall for kung fu master Wong Fei-hung (Huang Feihong).
Ancestral Temple佛山 祖廟
Ancestral Temple
佛山 祖廟
Ancestral Temple佛山 祖廟
Ancestral Temple
佛山 祖廟
黃飛鴻紀念館
黃飛鴻紀念館
Martial Art Demo
Martial Art Demo
Ancestral Temple Courtyard
Ancestral Temple Courtyard
Ancestral Temple Roof Line
Ancestral Temple Roof Line
Downtown Foshan
Downtown Foshan