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Foshan

The Ancestral Temple of FoshanLocated in southern Guangdong Province, Foshan was named Foshan since three Buddhist statues were unearthed during the reign of Emperor Zhen Guan of the Tang Dynasty. The places of interest are the Ancestral Temple, the Confucian Temple, the ruins in Shiwan, and the Stars Thatched Hut in Mingyuan.

The Ancestral Temple was erected in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) and was rebuilt in 1372 in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The temple enshrines the god of the Taoism, and has a rich collection of pottery statues, stone carvings, brick carvings, woodcarvings, and bronze and iron statues.

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