Located at the center of the Guangdong Province, Foshan is home to many Chinese legacies such as ceramic art and martial arts. If your upcoming travel takes you to this historic yet vibrant city, be sure to read on to discover our pick of the 8 best spots to visit and stay. Also, stay tuned to this weekly series to see how to live your GBA life to the fullest!
Don’t let the name turn you away if you’re not looking to furnish your home, the Louvre International Furniture Exhibition Center is an assembly of art, dining outlets, luxury accommodation and, of course, furniture of all styles. Equipped with impressive showrooms to help you envision your dream interior, this one-stop destination is where you find an array of woods, decorations from around the world and more. For some next-level visual enticement, visit the Rainbow Gallery and Louvre Exhibition Hall to admire contemporary artworks up close.
325 National Road, Shunde District, Foshan
OCT Harbour PLUS is a peerless theme park in the Foshan area with its thrilling rides and waterpark attractions. That includes the Pirate Water Coaster, Magic Snake Loop and Capuchin Surf Safari, along with the iconic Shunde Eye, the first double-column ferris wheel in Southern China. When you’re tired and hungry from all the fun you’ve been having, head over to the International Food and Culture Exchange Center for seasonal bites from GBA and UNESCO cities, before taking a relaxing stroll at the nearby OCT Wetland Park to end your day on a tranquil note.
1 Huanle Avenue, Daliang Town, Shunde District, Foshan
Foshan is best known for its ceramic culture from the Ming Dynasty, and where better to witness its glory than in the historic Qinghui Garden? Originally owned by renowned scholar Huang Shijun from the same Dynasty, this snapshot of time amasses 22,000 square meters of lush landscapes, vast ponds and traditional architecture to not only serve as a backdrop for your photos but also as a glimpse into what life was like centuries ago. Before you leave, make sure to look at the colored glazes, woodcarvings, clay carvings, pottery and porcelain on display.
23 Qinghui Road, Daliang, Shunde District, Foshan
As the Chinese saying goes, “venture through the mountains and play with the water.” You can do it all in the national forest park of the Xiqiao Mountain Scenic Area, which 72 peaks, water views, 232 springs and 28 waterfalls call home. Don’t know where to start? Follow the official list of 34 must-visit scenic spots including the majestic Cloudy Cliff Flying Waterfall and Leafless Spring. If you’d like a taste of Chinese polytheistic culture, be sure to drop by the Guanyin statue and Wong Tai Sin temple.
Shannan Road, Huanshan Avenue, Xiqiao Town, Nanhai District, Foshan
Ascott M-City Foshan is taking the “home away from home” notion to the next level with neutral palettes, modern luxe aesthetics and paneled walls for an extra touch of refinement. After all, catching a good night’s sleep makes half of the trip. Already know you’ll try to sleep in for an hour, ahem, a few seconds after your morning call? Don’t worry, this hotel is situated at the heart of the city to ensure a swift journey to and from your temporary abode.
110 Yuhe Road, Shunde District, Foshan
On a mission to make your stay as comfortable as can be, Fairfield by Marriott Foshan Nanhai adopts spacious suites, an abundance of natural light and premium mattresses with snug bedding to match, so you can focus on the business at hand: resting exceptionally well. Start the next day anew with a gym session and elegant buffet breakfast, then walk over to the nearby subway station to resume your city exploration. Everything is simply so smooth and easy.
22 Yongsheng West Road, Nanhai District, Foshan
Here’s a name we all know won’t miss. If you’re traveling with relatives and friends and want absolutely no surprises, place your trust in InterContinental Foshan. Staying true to the franchise’s luxury ethos, this iteration enthralls you with inviting carpeted suites, an outdoor swimming pool and the Lohas Spa, a go-to for weary travelers who seek the rejuvenation of unique Chinese herbal spa treatments. Washed, tucked in, but craving a midnight snack? The hotel’s international delicacies are just a phone call away.
20 East Denghu Road, Nanhai District, Foshan
A stay at Midea Shunde, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel perfectly encapsulates the “spending the weekend at my villa in the countryside” experience, or at least what we think it’s like. With ceiling-to-floor windows leading in natural sunlight, your suite is not only a great spot for rest but also a sanctuary for you to read, meditate and unwind. When night falls, head to Zhen Kitchen to sample the signature lychee wood barbeque and end this perfectly chill day with a walk by the adjacent golf course.
Block B, 6 Junling Road, Beijiao Town, Shunde District, Foshan