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Foshan Travel Guide, China

Foshan, China is a very old town, many centuries old.  The porcelain industry has made this city famous.  It is the third largest city found in Guangdong and is somewhat affluent if compared to some other Chinese cities.  The city is home to many private enterprises and has grown very quickly due to China’s booming economy.

Foshan is a prefecture city in the Guangdong province.  There are over 5.4 million people in the area in and around the city.  Inside the actual city, there are about 1.1 million people.

If you are a tourist in Foshan, there are many Chinese temples and architecture.  One of the most famous temples, the old Zu temple, houses the city’s guardian and has stood on its original site for many hundreds of years.  This temple has seen many wars and even the Cultural Revolution, but still stands.  Quite a bit of the original architecture is still there as well.  A traditional Canton opera is held that at night.

Beside this temple, you will also the Liang Yuan.  This is one of the famous Yaun, or a private estate.  There are many buildings very well preserved in this area and many are from the Ming or Qing dynasties.  You can obtain a permit from the local Tourist Bureau to visit some of the buildings. 

For another dose of history, go to Shi Wan and visit the old porcelain furnace.  This particular furnace is said to be form the Tang Dynasty.  It is still used and produces much of the china wares Folshan has become famous for.  Also in the area, you will find many of the local artists’ workshops. 

This Chinese city is very much booming during China’s current economic times.   There is something to be found for everyone.  Be sure to ask your travel agent about traveling to Folshan.

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