- 21 Zumiao Lu
- 0757 8229 3723
- admission Y20
Lonely Planet review for Zǔ Miào
The number one attraction in Fóshān, and founded in the 11th century, this complex is the premier temple in Guǎngdōng dedicated to Beidi (Pak Tai in Cantonese), a Taoist god of the north. Significantly, it's where Cantonese opera originated. You'll see an imposing statue of Beidi in the main hall and a huge open stage in front of the hall, where opera performances are still held during festivals as an offering to the god. Today, the complex has two exhibition halls dedicated to Fóshān-born Kung Fu masters, Ip Man (Bruce Lee's martial arts guru) and Wong Fei Hung. To get there from Zǔmiào bus station, turn left to the intersection with Zumiao Lu and left again. It's about a 15-minute walk.