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    Shiwan Ceramics

    by kenHuocj Written Feb 22, 2012

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    Kuan Gong greeting visitors to the Ancient Kilns
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    visit the Ancient Nanfeng kiln, i firat viaited in the early 90's and again in Feb. 2010 the latter with my cousin who live in Shunde District (顺德区), this kiln has been used continuously for 500 years.
    Growing up in an era, whee the little Shiwan figurines were incorporated into miniature garden,
    the details in these 1-5cm figurines and buildings never failed to amuse me.

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    Foshan's Zumiao Temple

    by Caaic Updated Jul 28, 2006

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    Zumiao Temple

    No tour to Zumiao Temple, no tour to Foshan. The Zumiao Temple, located at the central area of Chancheng District, at it was said, was founded during Yuanfeng period of North Song Dynasty (1078-1085), wherein Emperor Yuantian in north China was worshiped by the Taoists.

    With an occupying area of 3500 sq.m, the Zumiao Temple is composed of such buildings as Wanfu Platform, Lingyin Torii, Jinxiang Pond, Zhonggu Garret, Three Gates, Front Hall, Main Hall and Qingzhen Garret, etc in line with the central axial. Prior to setting up local administrations in Qing Dynasty, Zumiao Temple, other than a simple one, was a place aimed at discussing official business. All of its construction materials, or even decorations and furnishings were donated by various industries and mainly produced locally. Typically, Zumiao Temple reflected of the famous foundry and potting handicraft industry in Foshan history. In turn, the refinement and beauty of its architecture reflected of the prosperity of ancient Foshan. In deed, it's a precious historical heritage of Foshan.

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    Farmer's house

    by xingfa Updated Sep 18, 2004

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    Some farmers in Shunde live in this kind of house. The house is built on the side of the rearing pond, and has a small road for entry.

    See the bubble in the rearing pond? They use a machine to make it in order to increase oxygen for the fish.

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    Foshan

    by xingfa Updated Sep 18, 2004

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    Questions:
    1)What is famous in Foshan?
    2)Who is famous in Foshan?
    3)Which subject matter in cinema has been filmed with the highest frequency in the world?

    Answers:
    1)Zu Miao.
    2)Huang Fei Hong.
    3)The story of Huang Fei Hong.

    Explanation:
    1) Zu Miao, built in Bei Song (1078---1085), rebuilt in the Ming dynasty (Hong Wu fifth year, 1372), at that time, it became an integrated building, and very important in the local people's lives. They sacrificed there, discussed official business, and taught there too. Now,it is the biggest Bei Di temple in China. And, there is a 900 year old tree you can bless with your blessing card when you face it. Whether it is effictive? Just try it! :)))

    2) Huang Fei Hong (1847---1925), a great wushu expert. Do you know "Hu (tiger) He (crane) Shuang (two) Xing (figure) Quan (boxing )"? "Tie (iron) Xian (line) Quan"? "Fei Tuo (peg-top)"? Then what about "Wu Lang Ba Gua Gun"? Also, his students Lin Shi Rong and Su are widely known.
    There is a memorial for Huang Fei Hong just near by Zu Miao, and you can find out more about him from it. ;-)

    3) I admit, I grew up with samurai films, and there are more than 100 films about Huang Fei Hong in the world... WOW...

    I am thinking: JC learned Wushu from Huang Fei Hong too?...

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    Traffic

    by xingfa Updated Sep 18, 2004

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    See, there is a beautiful moon in the dark sky! ;))))

    In fact, no meaning to this pic for you, I show it here just to share my experience with you --- yes, I lost my way here two weeks ago, when I went to Shunde, because I fell asleep on the bus. :-(

    When you go from GZ to Foshan city center, you must be cafeful on the road when you taking the bus. I mean, lots of buses go from GZ to Foshan, and the last station is Xi Chao. If you arrive there, you will have passed Foshan long before. So, just tell the bus driver where you want to get off when you're taking the bus, don't be lazy. ^_~

    Actually, I discovered something very interesting here too. See the big high speed-way in the pic? This is a stretch of it here in Shang Yuan village. There isn't any obvious marker to tell you where to find the bus station. But you can stand by the road side to wait for the No.36/No.34 buses or ask the local person for directions.

    And don't worry, if you really can't find the way to go to Foshan in this road, there is still another choice. There are lots of buses that go back to GZ on this road and the drivers are so dependable --- they always stop their bus alongside you and ask you whether you want to go to GZ.

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    Traffic

    by xingfa Updated Sep 18, 2004

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    From GZ to Foshan, the distance is no more than 1 hour.

    This time, I missed the last direct bus to Shunde (The last bus from GZ to Shunde is in 7:30pm, if I remember it right!), so I have to go to Foshan first, and then change to the other bus to go to Shunde. I don't think it is a good way for me...

    See here, the GZ Fang Qun bus station. You can go there by metro, just to the Kang Kou station, and then pass a long overbridge, and you will arrive there.

    Ticket infomation:
    From GZ to Foshan, RMB 6.00.
    From GZ to Shunde, RMB 11.00.

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    Hall of Huang Feihong

    by tangymp Updated Apr 18, 2004

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    Master Wong---Don't look like Jet Li, in fact.

    Foshan is the home of great martial art master Huang Feihong. Master Huang is one of the most well known chinese boxer and medical doctor, thanks to the widespread publication of mass media, he is now become another icon of Chinese Kung Fu, and this hall is dedicated to praise his contribution.

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    The Temple

    by Citko Written Feb 11, 2004

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    The sculpture of god

    The Temples appear everywhere in China, especially in countryside. In the temple, there are some burning fragrant candle, it's for the gods, and it's said that something burn that the people in heaven can receive it.

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    Zhu Temple, Qinhui Yard, Walk Street

    by Citko Written Feb 10, 2004

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    Quihui Yard

    One of the most famous place that shouldn't-missed-outlooking. It can show you the foshan's culture, it's in the centre of Foshan.
    The China temple, just like the church in western, you can see everywhere in china especially in countryside.
    There's Baolin Temple and Xishan Temple are famous as well in Shunde.
    If visit Shunde, of course, you shouldn't miss the Qinhui Yard, and Walk Street. In Qinhui Yard, what you can feel not only the Foshan's Culture but also the Chinese culture, you can see you Chinese tradition building, the art ect, make you feel you are in the ancient China.

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    Statute of Snake and Tortoise

    by tangymp Written Jan 1, 2004

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    Statute of Snake and Tortoise

    Snake and Tortoise are two sacred beast in chinese religion, and they always appear together. For this statue, there is a legende that you will enjoy a run of fortune if you can hit the head of tortoise by a coin.

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    Origin of Bruce Lee's Kung Fu---Hall of Yip Man

    by tangymp Written Jan 1, 2004

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    Statue of Master Yip

    The Hall of Yip Man is established in 2003, in order to tribute the great master of Wing Chun(a kind of martial art) Yip Man. Mr Yip, as master of Bruce Lee, is well known for his contribution in the development and publication in Wing Chun.

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    ZuMiao--Ancester's Temple

    by tangymp Written Jan 1, 2004

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    ZuMiao

    ZuMiao is the center of ancester worshipping activities of FoShan, it is crowded by worshippers in festival. Besides, Zumiao becomes a focal point of relic in Foshan as it had accomodates with exhibits collected in Foshan.

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  • Liangyuan Garden

    by graphics1976 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    old chinese bridge

    1796-1850, beautiful old furniture and old buildings. (said to be one of the 4th most famous gardens in guangdong)

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    Flowers

    by xingfa Updated Sep 18, 2004

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    Wild flowers of the field have their own fascination... Who said wild flowers aren't as beautiful as home-grown flowers?! I don't think so.
    8-)

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    Fishing boats...

    by xingfa Updated Sep 18, 2004

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    "One little, two little, three little boats..."

    (I have told you that I am a good photographer, see this production!! Now, believe me? haha...);)))

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