Check out our guide to life in Foshan

Chongqing has been described it as one of China’s 13 emerging megalopolises and is the fastest growing urban centre on earth. It’s located in southwest China beside the Yangtze, aka the “Golden River”. An important manufacturing centre and transportation hub, Chongqing is considered the economic centre of the Yangtze basin. If you like your public transport to come with a view, you’ll enjoy Chongqing’s unique public aerial tramways. Lovers of seafood and spices will relish the local Sichuan cuisine including Jiangtuan fish and other delicacies caught fresh from the river.

Foshan Fast Facts

Prefecture-level city 
Founded – 1115 to 1234 CE
Population – 7,197,394

Foshan Weather

Hottest Month July (30 °C avg)
Coldest Month January (14 °C avg)
Wettest Month June (223.5 mm avg)
Windiest Month January (8 km/h avg)
Annual Rainfall 1061.6 mm (per year)

10 Things to See and Do in Foshan

Mount Xiqiao

A highlight of this national park is the 77m high Guanyin statue at the summit of Mt Xiqiao.

Qing Hui Yuan

One of the Four Great Gardens of Guangdong with pavilions, bridges, art, and rare plants.

Shunfengshan Park

Gardens, sculpture and pagodas make this tranquil park a great place to jog or unwind.

Xiqiaoshan National Arts Studios

The complex includes performances, film studios and realistic replicas of Chinese landmarks.

Foshan Lingnan World

Gorgeous restored old town with shops, bars and restaurants, some serving western food.

Qiandeng Lake

Take a tranquil stroll or bike around the lake, take a boat out, or picnic near the pagodas.

Baomo Garden

The perfect garden to visit if to see lots of koi, traditional structures and water features.

Wong Fei-hung Memorial Hall

Fascinating museum in memory of martial artist, physician, and folk hero Wong Fei-hung.

Guangdong Cantonese Opera Museum

A must-see for those interested in the origins and history of Cantonese Opera.

Guangdong Foshan Huagai Road Pedestrian Street

The colourful architecture makes this area a lovely place to walk, shop and eat.

Cost Of Living

ITEM RMB GBP AUS RAND 
Cinema 60 6.85 12.53 125.31
Water 2.19 0.25 0.46 4.57
Beer in a bar 14 1.60 2.92 29.24
Beer in a shop 5 0.57 1.04 10.44
Coke 3 0.34 0.63 6.27
Meal at a cheap restaurant 18 2.06 3.76 37.59
Meal at an average restaurant 30 3.43 6.27 62.66
Meal at a high end restaurant 95 10.85 19.84 198.41
Gym per month 331.93 37.90 69.33 693.24
City bus 3 0.34 0.63 6.27
Monthly utility bills (electricity, heating, water, rubbish) 330 37.68 68.93 689.21
Loaf of bread 12 1.37 2.51 25.06

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