Want to learn about Lingnan culture,
starting from a southern lion dance in Foshan Ancestral Temple!
Want to walk freely on plum makeup,
no light work but not!
The Ancestral Temple is a must-see attraction in Foshan and is now the center of Foshan. The Ancestral Temple is dedicated to the Northern Emperor, but to this day, the Ancestral Temple is already a label and symbol of Lingnan culture and Guangfu culture. The architecture of the
Zumiao Temple is full of Lingnan's taste. Lingnan's colorful sculptures and ceramics, carved cantilever beams and window frames are all flavors of Lingnan.
The temple is now Huang Feihong Memorial Hall, Ye Wentang and so on. As the hometown of martial arts, Foshan once had martial arts masters such as Guangdong Shihu, Huang Feihong, Ye Wen, and Li Xiaolong, and can see the historical materials of Huang Feihong and Ye Wen in the ancestral temple.
Zu Temple can also see the classic Lingnan cultural performances such as lion dance and Cantonese opera. A bowl of tofu flowers and a Cantonese opera are the taste of Lingnan.
Zumiao ticket price is not high, 20 yuan can visit the Beidi Temple, Ye Wentang, Huang Feihong Memorial Hall and other attractions. The show is also free.
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Walking into the Foshan Ancestral Temple, you will find many lacquered statues on both sides of the front hall, which seem to be heavy and actually hollow. There is a large openwork wood carving screen in the temple. It is carved from three large eucalyptus woods. The lines are smooth and the craftsmanship is exquisite. It is a typical work in Foshan woodcarving art.
The main hall, which is enshrined with a bronze statue of the Northern Emperor. Since the Pearl River Delta had many floods during the Tang and Song Dynasties, and the Northern Emperor was the northern water god, the Foshan people invited the Northern Emperor to the temple to worship. Since then, there has never been a place in Foshan. Have a flood.
Huang Feihong excavated, sorted and trained the traditional folk art lions. On the basis of the original Nanpai lion lion skills, he absorbed the skills of martial arts lion dance, from high-pillar lions, folk martial arts plum blossom piles and Nanpai folks. The lion lions are integrated and merged into the local folk style. The skills are difficult and the arrangement is ingenious. The dance, martial arts, acrobatics, strength and aesthetics are integrated into one, forming a new lion dance. Nowadays, at the Foshan Huang Feihong Memorial Hall, you can see wonderful martial arts performances and lion dance performances every day.
Foshan Ancestral Temple is located in the center of downtown Foshan City, surrounded by a bustling commercial zone and convenient transportation options. It has a long history beginning in the Yuanfeng period of the Northern Song Dynasty, and is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Foshan. The Foshan Ancestral Temple includes ancient temple complexes like the Confucius Temple, Huang Feihong Memorial Hall and the Yewen Pavillion. Aside from the traditional Lingnan buildings, you can also enjoy lion dance performances and martial arts performances.
You have to take the Guangfo line and alight at Zumiao Station.
There are audio guides available for rental within the Foshan Ancestral Temple and the rental will require some deposit. With the audio guide, you will gain a better understanding of the temple’s historical background.