Private Day Tour of Foshan from Guangzhou

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Discover Foshan, and relive it's wonderful culture and history. Visit Ancestral Temple, built during 1078-1085, to offer sacrifices to Northern Xuantian Heavenly Emperor. Witness Foshan's historically famous casting and ceramic-making. Visit Nanfeng Furnace, built in 1506-1521, a rare furnace with a history of more than 400 years that is still in use today for making ceramics. Also, don't miss the beautiful ceramic products of Shiwan. Book this tour now!

Description

Foshan, which was founded during the Jin Dynasty, and given it's name in the Tang Dynasty, is a famous cultural city with a long history. As early as the Qin and Han dynasties, this was already a considerable village of people engaging in agriculture and fishery. At the Zhenguang Second Year of Tang Dynasty (A.D. 628), three Buddhist figurines were dug out at Tapogang in the city, hence the city was named "Foshan". In the Tang Dynasty and Song Dynasty, Foshan was already famous for it's handicraft, commerce and culture, and was an important trade port in Southern China.

After 50 minutes riding from Guangzhou, we will visit Ancestral Temple. It was built in 1078-1085, to offer sacrifices to Northern Xuantian Heavenly Emperor. The original building was destroyed in the end of Yuan Dynasty and was rebuilt in 1372. With it's long history and being the first temple in Foshan, it was called Zumiao Temple. Before the establishment of local administrative organization during the Qing Dynasty, Ancestral Temple was used for discussing official businesses, which was different from general temples. Its buildings and even the decorations and furnishings were given by various industries, mainly locally produced. Foshan is historically famous for casting and ceramic-making, with beautiful products presented in Ancestral Temple. It is a precious historic legacy of Foshan. Therefore, the international visitors praise Ancestral Temple as the Place of Eastern Folk Art.

The Nanfeng Furnace was built in 1506-1521, a rare furnace with a history of more than 400 years that is still in use today for making ceramics. Nowadays it is known as a Guangdong Key Cultural Relic Unit. According to the historical record, Foshan ceramic base first formed during the Tang and Song dynasties, which reached its peak in the Ming and Qing dynasties. The ceramic products of Shiwan are popular in Guangdong and Guangxi as well as in other areas, and has the reputation of being the best tiles in the world. The mouth of Nanfeng Furnace is toward the south. At the back of the furnace, there are many banyan trees, which bring cool wind in summer, so the furnace was called Nanfeng Furnace. The Nanfeng Furnace fire has burned continuously for five hundred years, blending the spirit of the modern times into the ancient ceramic culture.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Professional driver

  • Transportation tax, tolls, parking fees

  • English-speaking tour guide

  • Admission tickets

  • Chinese style lunch

Exclusions

  • Cruise port pick-up

  • Meals and drinks unless specified

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Includes

  • Lunch

  • Transportation fee

  • Admission fee

  • English-speaking guide
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Private Day Tour of Foshan from Guangzhou

Duration: 7 - 9 hour(s)
Available: Daily
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Inclusions: Lunch / Transportation fee / Admission fee / English-speaking guide
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Schedule

  • 08:00

    Pick up at Select Hotels in Guangzhou

  • Visit the Ancestral Temple

    Spanning 3,000 square meters, the Ancestral Temple is one of the highlights of Foshan. The temple has functioned not only as a place of worship, but also as a space to discuss official business as well as see performances of the Yue Opera and martial arts.

  • Lunch

  • See the Nanfeng Furnace at Shiwan Art Ceramics Factory

    During the Tang Dynasty, Shiwan became known for its excellence in ceramics as the Nanfeng Furnace became the birthplace of exquisite sculptures of animals and human figures. Its fire burns to this day and continues to forge beautiful pieces.

  • 16:00

    Drop-off at Select Hotels in Guangzhou

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  • The tour guide will be carrying a sign board with your name on it. Please be ready at least 10 minutes prior to the departure time.

  • A local representative will call you or leave a message at your hotel room at about 09:00PM one night prior to your tour date to confirm the exact pick-up details.

  • Should there be no messages left for you, please contact the tour operator 24 hours before the service. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

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