Cheap Flights to Foshan Airport
Located on the edge of Foshan City, the Foshan Airport (FUO), also called the Foshan Shadi Airport, is the gateway to the home of the late actor Bruce Lee and to an assortment of picturesque parks and temples. Skyscanner can help you find the cheapest airfare to this verdant Chinese city. Use the Whole Month Search online screen to compare rates and then select your dates to find your flights. Find hotels in Foshan City while you're at it. Public transportation is very good, so you may or may not need that rental car. Then enjoy the anticipation of your adventure in China.
Getting to Foshan Airport
Getting to Foshan Airport first means getting to Beijing or Wuxi, both in China. Flights are available out of Toronto or Vancouver using China Eastern, China Airlines or All Nippon Airways. Then you board a flight on China United Airlines, the only carrier serving Foshan Airport. The flights from Canada are quite long, so you might want to book a hotel night in either Beijing or Wuxi, depending on your connection. The flights from Wuxi to Foshan are usually later in the day.
Foshan Airport has a single terminal with three levels. Commercial passengers use the first level, while the rest of the airport is dedicated to onsite businesses and Civil Aviation. The terminal is compact, with service desks, an ATM, first aid station and public phone near the main entry. Taxis are just outside baggage claim. It only takes ten minutes to reach the downtown core and costs about $5.00 CAD. The Express Bus takes about 10 to 15 minutes to make the trip and is less than $1.00 CAD. Accepted currency is the Chinese Yuan. If you are arriving on the last night flight from Wuxi, China United Airlines provides a free shuttle to Foshan's downtown core.
Things to do in Foshan
- Parks abound in the city of Foshan, including one dedicated to the famous hometown actor Bruce Lee. Officially called Bruce Lee Paradise Park, you'll find the Bruce Lee Commemorative Museum, filled with memorabilia from the actor's many roles. Hike the hilly tree-covered landscape, wander past tranquil lakes, waterfalls and strategically-placed pavilions. More than 60 species of birds are found in the park, with egrets a local favourite. Visit at dawn or dusk and catch them flying around Egret Island. There are so many that they literally make the willow trees dance.
- Of all the ancestral sites in Foshan, the Ancestral Temple is a favourite with locals and visitors alike. Located in the centre of town, the temple was built between 960 and 1127, during the Northern Song Dynasty. Over the centuries it has been rebuilt, but this Taoist site retains its ancient vibe. Wander past the Lingying Archway, the Jinxiang Pool with its many stone carvings and head into the main temple building to find the statue dedicated to the Xuantian God. If you're lucky, you might catch a performance of Chinese opera at the Wanfu Stage.
- Head to the city's Sanshui District to explore Lotus World, an ecological theme park dedicated to some 300 species of the lotus flower. Wander past the Species Appreciating Area and find scented lotus blossoms of every color, or visit the Water Platter and Water Lily Areas. The various ponds are filled with water lilies, including the massive Water Platters that can measure two meters across. The onsite restaurant, Lotus Food Village, serves up dishes made with the various parts of the lotus plant, believed to have medicinal powers.