Foshan Day Tour from Guangzhou
Foshan, 1 hour by car from Guangzhou, is the hometown of martial arts, lion dance, pottery and Cantonese opera and is one of the best places to admire traditional Lingnan and Cantonese culture.
Sightseeing and Activities: Foshan City , Ancestral Temple, Lingnan Tiandi, Ancient Nanfeng Kiln, Shiwan Doll Street .
After breakfast, your local guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Guangzhou downtown and drive about 1 hour to Foshan City that is famous for martial arts, ceramics and lion dancing.
Start your cultural exploration from the must-visit Ancestral Temple. Here with rich arrays of relics and materials, you will have a good understanding of Yip Man (Ye Wen) and Wong Fei Hung (Huang Feihong), two real masters of martial arts in modern times of China who have influences on the world about Kung Fu in China! Yip Man is a master of Wing Chun Martial Art and is the master of the world well known Bruce Lee. Wong Fei Hung is a representative master of Hung boxing, and also excellent at lion dance. You won’t miss the wonderful live lion dance performance (0.5 hour) to enjoy the folk art combining martial arts, dance and music together and know why it is so favored by Cantonese around the world on festivals and red-letter days. Furthermore, you will appreciate many fantastic typical Lingnan styled decorations of vivid sculptures and carvings about historic stories and traditional operas.
Continue your steps to the nearby Lingnan Tiandi, once was the rich area in Foshan and now is a top best to admire the multiple exquisite historic Lingnan constructions to seek the traditional culture of Foshan as a famous thousand-year-old commercial city. Walk in leisure to savor the prosperity left and the modern leisure life style along the winding paved streets.
Then, be driven about 15 minutes to visit Ancient Nanfeng Kiln in Shiwan. This site tells the high status of Shiwan in Foshan as the “Capital of Ceramics in Southern China”. Its rare Nanfeng Kiln and Gao Kiln built 500 years ago and listed in the World Guinness Record are still under production. Visit the kilns, houses and paths to feel the past bustling production by ancient Foshan workers. Besides, take another fun stroll on Shiwan Doll Street outside, where countless interesting ceramic dolls with high skills are displayed in those shops hidden in the ancient arcade buildings.
After the visiting, you will be sent back to your hotel in Guangzhou downtown with 1 hour’s driving. Service ends and have a nice sleep!
- Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
- Meals as listed in the itinerary;
- Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
- Private English-speaking tour guide;
- Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
- Service charge & government taxes;
- Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
- Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.
- Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
- Chinese visa fees;
- Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
- Single room supplement;
- Tips to guides and drivers;
- Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
- Personal travel accident insurance;
- All optional programs.