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Foshan Ancestral Temple

Foshan Ancestral Temple was originally named the Northern King Temple when it was built to worship the Northern King during the reign of Yuanfeng (1078-1085) in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). It was believed that the Northern King had magic power and could stop floods. Locals built temples hoping the Northern King would protect their crops. Despite the name, Foshan Ancestral Temple is not actually an ancestral temple. It was, however, the foremost temple in Foshan and enjoyed a history that no other temple in the area could match. Locals would visit the temple to pay tribute to their ancestors.
The Ancestral Temple can give emmense insight into Foshan's past. The architectural art including wood carvings, ceramics and clay sculptures, is the essence of the style south of Mt.Qingling. It, now, houses a memorial museum of Huang Feihong, a well-known kungfu master from Lingnan Region. Today, Foshan Ancestral Temple is under provincial protection and the management of Foshan City Museum. Here's some guide information in your travel of Foshan Ancestral Temple: Location: In the center of Foshan City, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province. Contact Number: 0086-0757-82293723 Admission Fee:CNY20/Person Opening Hours: 08:30-19:00

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