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Foshan Ancestral Temple is a well-known travel site. It was originally named the Northern King Temple when it was built to worship the Northern King during the reign of Yuanfeng (1078-1085) in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). It was believed that the Northern King had magic power and could stop floods. Locals built temples hoping the Northern King would protect their crops. Despite the name, Foshan Ancestral Temple is not actually an ancestral temple. It was, however, the foremost temple in Foshan and enjoyed a history that no other temple in the area

could match. For a long time after the founding, the building functioned as the venue for the nobility to discuss local affairs, until it was burned down When it was rebuilt in the early Ming Dynasty, it was renamed the Ancestral Temple and acquired a new purpose. Locals would visit the temple to pay tribute to their ancestors. The Ancestral Temple can give immense insight into Foshan's past. The architectural art including wood carvings, ceramics and clay sculptures. It, now, houses a memorial museum of Huang Feihong, a well-known Kungfu master from Lingnan Region. After

the foundation of the People's Republic of China in 1949, the temple was converted into Foshan Municipal Museum and listed as one of the main cultural relics under the preservation by the Guangdong provincial government. Many trees planted in and around the temple, thus making it more like a park for both domestic and overseas tourists to spend their leisure hours. Here's some guide information in your travel of Foshan Ancestral Temple : Address: In the center of Foshan C ity, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province. Contact number: 0086-0757-82293723     Admission Fee:CNY20   Opening Hours: 08:30-19:00

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