Foshan was built in the Jin Dynasty, and got its name in Tang Dynasty." In the second year of Zhenguan Period of the Tang Dynasty (A.D.628), three figures of Buddha were found at Tapo (a hill) and here have been thought to be a land of Buddhists so given the name of Foshan (a hill of Buddha). The ancient Foshan boasts a long history and has abundant traditional cultures and folk-customs for you to explore. Days in Foshan can happily be spent wandering along Qiandeng Lake, Practicing Taiji or Wingchun Kungfu with local residents in bamboo grove to breathe in the city, and after a morning’s wandering, you can have your brunch at "Dun Huang Cha Yi Guan” the famous restaurant offering dim sum, tea art and local snacks, which is just located along Qian deng Lake, the perfect place to start your wonderful day.
In the Chinese, ''Zumiao'' meaning ''Temple of the Ancestors'', simply indicates that it is the oldest temple in town.It is a must place to visit. For architecture ensuthiastic,a large-scale, with unique national style and strong local characteristics of ancient building group is not to be missed. If you're a little hungery during afternoon, you could walk to the Ren Shou Temple,which is only 500-metre away from "Zumiao" to have vegetarian Food and workship the buddha.
Foshan is the home to Chinese Kung Fu, you could find a lot of Kung Fu Clubs hidden in the cities. The local residents will go there to learn and practice Kung Fu after day work starting from 7:30pm usually. You can go to Hongsheng Kung Fu Club, which originated in 1851 to learn some Kung-Fu gestures or watch the Kung Fu performance.
Cross Tongji Bridge on the Lantern Festival
On the Lantern Festival evening, hundreds of thousands of people with families and friends will come to Tongji Bridge to celebrate the Festival. Everyone will take a small windmill walking through Tongji Bridge slowly while whispering “Cross Tongji Bridge, trouble go away” to pray for lucky. The custom handed down for hundreds years which originated from Ming Dynasty. Now the Tongji custom is more and more popular even in Perl River Delta Region and Hongkong Region, crossing Tongji Bridge on the Lantern Festival is a big New Year event in the Per River Delta Region.