Top things to do in Foshan

Taoist Site in Foshan

Zǔmiào

The 11th-century Zǔmiào temple is believed to be the site where Cantonese opera flourished. The art is still performed today during festivals to entertain the gods, and the tourists. Sharing the complex are a Confuc…
Arts Centre in Foshan

Nánfēng Ancient Kiln Artists' Village

This lovely ceramics town of stone-paved paths is worth snooping around in for its artisans' ceramics workshops and the two ancient ‘dragon kilns’ of more than 30m in length. The modern Bruce Lee statues celebrating…
Gardens in Foshan

Liáng Garden

This tranquil residence of a family that produced painters and calligraphers was built during the Qing dynasty. Designed in a Lǐngnán style, it delights with ponds, willow-lined pathways and, in summer, trees heavy …
Noodles in Foshan

Yīngjì Noodle Shop

This excellent noodle shop opposite Liánhuā Supermarket (莲花超市; Liánhuā Chāoshì) is the go-to place in Fóshān for noodles with shrimp wonton (鲜虾云吞面; xiānxiā yúntūnmiàn).
Vegetarian in Foshan

Rénshēngyuán Vegetarian

Very good vegetarian dishes that include plenty of fresh greens and mock meats, made to be shared. Enter the large, neat restaurant from the laneway opposite Rénshòu Temple.
Buddhist Site in Foshan

Rénshòu Temple

This former Ming monastery remains an active place of worship today. Inside, you’ll find a pagoda built in 1656, and the Fóshān Folk Arts Studio, featuring pretty paper-cut art.
Desserts in Foshan

Shùndé Double Layer Milk Pudding

This dessert shop sells 'double layer' milk pudding, the popular southern Chinese dessert, so-called because of the layer of milk skin on the surface. It can be eaten hot or cold.
Historic Building in Foshan

Fóshān Lǐngnán Tiāndì

A photogenic collection of restored medicinal shops, Chinese liquor stores and old villas that are occupied by swanky boutiques, upmarket eateries and trendy bars.
Cantonese in Foshan

Healthy Buddha Vegetarian

This vegetarian restaurant on the grounds of Rénshòu Temple offers great value for money. Under renovation, it's due to reopen in late 2016.