In Foshan, there are many international or national events and you can enjoy completed cultural facilities nearby. So what are Foshan's next "big moves" in terms of culture, tourism and sports? Let's have a look.
Foshan Wing Chun applies for national intangible cultural heritage
Foshan has been vigorously promoting the construction of "World Kung-fu City". It is now applying Wing Chun to be on national intangible cultural heritage list. Next, it will give full play to the celebrity effects of Bruce Lee, Huang Feihong and Ip Man, and build Foshan Kung-fu cultural blocks. Nanhai Xiqiao is going to build "Kung-fu Town" and Kung-fu celebrity theme scenic spot, construct a number of "Kungfu +" high-tech industrial clusters, hold high-level international inter-city martial art competitions and other major events, establish a Foshan martial art industry system with global competitiveness, and run the Chinese Dragon Boat Grand Prix and the Asian Dragon Boat Race.
More e-sports events will settle in Foshan
In April 2019, the Spring Final of the Professional League of Heroes (LPL) was held at Foshan International Sports & Entertainment Arena. It plans to continue cooperation in June so as to bring more e-sports industry to Foshan. In addition to the LPL, "Overwatch" competition is also expected to settle in Foshan, and there may be 50 games next year.
Brighten the name card of "City of Gastronomy"
Shunde, Foshan was awarded the title of "City of Gastronomy" by UNESCO in 2014. It is the second city in China to win the title after Chengdu. On the basis of one or two gourmet cultural blocks in each district, Foshan will integrate international cuisines into it, which can improve the quality of Cantonese cuisine as well as stimulate the growth of delicacy consumption through innovation and diversification.
Tailored travelling routes around Foshan
There are three tour routes to visit Foshan during holidays. The first one is the Lingnan Cultural Route. Zumiao, Lingnan Tiandi, Nanfeng Ancient Kiln, Shiwan Winery and Xiqiao Mountain can make you fully appreciate the unique Lingnan culture. The second is the Industrial Tourism Route, including the Craftsman Spirit Exhibition Hall by Qiandeng Lake, the Coin Finance Museum, the Monalisa Art Ceramics Museum, Gaoming Haitian Soy Sauce, Louvre International Furniture Expo Center, Jiujiang Winery Museum and Beijiao Industrial Design City. It can show you how soybeans turn into a bottle of soy sauce and how kaolin turns into art tiles. The third is the Rural Tour Route. In recent years, ancient villages such as Songtang, Yanqiao, Fengjian and Zinan village and ancestral halls have been revitalized, which shows both traditional charm and modern charm.