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Fuzhou, capital of Fujian Province, is located in the lower reaches of the Min River. Situated in the eastern part of Fujian, Fuzhou City serves as the economy, politics, culture and transport center of the province. It is so named after a Fujian-mapmountain situated in the north called Mt. Fu. Additionally, many banyans were planted in the Song Dynasty (960-1279), and now provide shade for the entire city giving it another name - Rong Cheng (Banyan City). Besides, the city is renowned for both quality and quantity of hot springs throughout China. The cultured sights of this city are not as overwhelming as many of the top attractions in China, but the modern infrastructures of supporting establishments for tourism are complete, and a dazzling array of local dishes and snacks await your patronage.


Geography

Fuzhou City is located in Hekou Basin,Fujian Province. Surrounded by mountains, it is rich in natural resources such as minerals and forests. 


History

This city is both a historic and a cultural city with an over two-thousand-year of history and in 908, it was expanded. This expansion included Mt. Yu, Mt. Wu and Mt. Ping within its jurisdiction. The city is also prosperous in culture, from the Tang (618-907) through to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911); there were thousands of Jinshi (a successful candidate in the highest imperial examinations) from the city.

Many celebrated figures from Chinese history also hailed from this land, and thus, the birth of heroes also brings glory to such a place. Because of its long and flourishing history, there are many arts related industries represented, including the Three Treasures of Fuzhou (lacquer work, stone sculpting and cork cutting), a featured dining culture, and also traditional arts including Min Opera, etc. which still take an important role in today's Chinese culture.


Climate

The weather in Fuzhou is comfortable, affording tourists the opportunity to visit the city all the year round, especially between April and November.


Fuzhou Tourism

Fuzhou is a tourist city that boasts both natural and manmade.As an excellent tourist city in south China, Fuzhou boasts beautiful natural scenery and rich cultural landscape. Uniquely, it integrates the attractive coastal scenery perfectly with gardens, mountains, or rivers. Fuzhou has abundant national key scenic spots and historical sites. Some of them are tourist attractions directly under state-level protection.

Famous mountains include Mt.Gu, Qi, Shizhu, Baiyan and Xuefeng etc. Famous temples include Yongquan, Xichan, Linyang, Fahai and Yunju etc. Famous tombs like Tomb of Lin Zexu etc. Famous gardens include West Lake etc. Famous towers include the White, Wu and Luoxing etc. Famous bridges include Wanshou and Longjiang etc. Many former residences of celebrated historical figures scatter at Sanfang Qixiang. More attractions are: Earth Towers of the Hakkas and Mount Wuyi. You may find that there are far too many things to see here in one short trip.

Transportation

The transportation in Fuzhou are satisfying. Excellent transportation system including bus, taxi, and train makes your travel convenient. And star-rated hotels present you with comfortable accommodation.In terms of geography, the city center  is Wuyi Square and Dongjiekou is the commercial center of the downtown area. From railway station bus No. 20 will take tourists to Dongjiekou, Bus No. 51 will bring tourists to the crossing of Wusi Lu and Hudong Lu - the financial center of the city, and bus No. 821 will take tourists to Jinshan, the new expanded city area.


The tourism industry with Fuzhou City's sustainable, fast and healthy development is being perfected day by day. In this coastal city, the reception establishments related to tourism are modern. At present, there are over 80 stared hotels, and the recreational facilities are too numerous to mention. The transportation network is well developed and incorporates the road, rail, water and aviation networks, providing your trip to the city with convenient all-around access.

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