Foshan Ancestral Temple
Foshan Ancestral Temple located in the downtown of Foshan Chancheng. The complex covers an area of 3,000sq.M / 32,300sq.Ft and includes the following buildings: The portico (Qian Dian), the main hall (Zheng Dian), the Festival Hall of Truth (Qingzhen Lou), the Pond of Scented Brocade (Jinxiang Chi) and the Theatre of a Thousand Good Fortunes (Wanfu Tai) which is decorated with gilded carvings.
Foshan Ancestral Temple dates originally from the second half of the 11th Centry, and was restored in 1372 following a fire. It is dedicated to the God of the North, Ruler of the Waters. Although the Chinese name "Zumiao" means "Temple of the Ancestors", this simply indicates that it is the oldest temple in town. The rich ceiling decoration with many figures is its most interesting feature.