About Fuzhou Travel

Introduction:Located in the lower reaches of the Min River, the capital city of Fujian Province, Fuzhou City is situated in the eastern part of the Province. Fuzhou, the center of economic, political,..

Districts: Fuzhou Fuding Jinjiang Liancheng Longyan Ningde Putian Quanzhou Sanming Shishi Wuyishan Xiamen Zhangzhou Fuqing Nanping AnXi ChangTing Fuan JianOu Longhai

Attractions: Mt. Qishan National Forest Park Luoxing Tower Yongquan Temple Xichan Temple West Lake Park Drum Mountain Kaiyuan temple (Iron Buddha temple) Hot Spring Park Yongtai Qingyun Mountain Pingtan Island

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Fuzhou Introduction

Located in the lower reaches of the Min River, the capital city of Fujian Province, Fuzhou City is situated in the eastern part of the Province. Fuzhou, the center of economic, political, cultural and transportation of Fujian Province, was so named after a mountain 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 good name - Rong Cheng (Banyan City). Besides, the city is renowned for both quality and quantity of hot springs throughout China. The cultured sights of Fuzhou 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.
Fuzhou has an land area of 11,968 square kilometers, and a population of 4.8 million. It is devided into five districts : gulou , taijiang, cangshan, mawei, jinanandit governs two city : minghou , fuqing and six counties: liangjian, changle, pingtan, luoyuan, yongtai, mingqing.
Fuzhou is both a historic and a cultural city with an over two-thousand-year of history and in 908, Fuzhou 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 Fuzhou. 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.
The climate of Fuzhou is comfortable, affording tourists the opportunity to visit the city all the year round, especially between April and November. Fuzhou is a tourist city that boasts both natural and manmade sights. 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. and famous bridges including Wanshou and Longjiang etc. and also many former residences of celebrated historical figures. You may find that there are far too many things to see here in o­ne short trip.
Here we have a simple introduction of orientation for guiding tourists' first trip through downtown Fuzhou. In terms of geography, the center of Fuzhou City is Wuyi Square and Dongjiekou is the commercial center of downtown Fuzhou. 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 Fuzhou, and bus No. 821 will take tourists to Jinshan, the new expanded city area.
The tourism industry of Fuzhou with its 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 of Fuzhou is well developed and incorporates the road, rail, water and aviation networks, providing your trip to Fuzhou with convenient all-around access.
Fuzhou will continue to develop its prosperous, modern and well rounded tourism industry. With its ancient culture and exquisite sights, the city welcomes the global tourist and we hope Fu (meaning good fortune in Chinese) zhou will both bless you and bring you back.

Fuzhou Traffic

By Air
Fuzhou Changle International Airport (FOC) is situated in a sandy area of southeast Zhanggang Town, Changle City, some 47kilometers (about 34 miles) from downtown Fuzhou, and is a modern, seashore based international airport. There are now approximately 75 airlines operating out of FOC, including 65 domestic services, 2 regional airlines and 8 international services at this airport. Domestic services include flights from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Jinan, Shenyang, Harbin, Chongqing, Chengdu, Zhengzhou, Kunming, Haikou, Urumqi and Xian, etc. International services include flights from Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Osaka to Fuzhou City. There are also daily scheduled flights from Hong Kong and Macau.
Tourists are advised to take the safe and comfortable airport bus which will take between o­ne to o­ne and a half hours to downtown Fuzhou and will cost about 25 Yuan per person to the Apollo Hotel, located o­n Wuyi Lu, Fuzhou City. If you want to take a taxi, the cost can be negotiated, but will be between 100 and 120 Yuan. Returning to the airport from downtown Fuzhou, tourists can take the airport bus from the Apollo Hotel, or make a reservation for a taxi stopping at Apollo Hotel the day prior to departure and negotiate a price, which will far be far more reasonable than for you to stop a taxi o­n the road the day of your flight.
Fuzhou Changle International Airport Enquiry: (0591) 28013246

By Train
Fuzhou Railway Station is the transportation hub of Fujian Province. It is located at the north end of Hualin Lu, in the northern part of the Fuzhou downtown area. Fuzhou station is connected with the national railway network and operates services to Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Zhengzhou, Nanjing, Nanchang, Guiyang, Changsha, Hefei, Chengdu, Chongqing, and Shenzhen. Also there are tourist lines from Nanping, Longyan, Yong'an and Wuyi Shan to Fuzhou.
Fuzhou Railway Station Ticket Office: 0591-87577849
From Fuzhou Railway Station, tourists may take bus Nos. 5, 17, 20, 26, 51, 821, 905, 917, 949 and 951, also Yaxiya Zhuanxian (Asia Special Line), Xi Er' huan Zhuanxian (Western 2nd Ring Road Special Line) to Fuzhou downtown for the ticket of 1 yuan.
Train tickets can be bought in the ticket office usually seven days prior to the departure date. During some traditional festivals like Spring Festival, tourists can buy the ticket eight days or more in advance. The main ticket offices in the downtown area are as follow.
Wuyi Ticket Office: 142, Wuyi Lu (opposite the Drum Tower Hospital)
Hualin Ticket Office: 203, Hualin Lu
Tangcheng Da Sha Ticket Office: 215, Wuyi Nan Lu (1/F, Tangcheng Dasha)

By long--distance Bus
South Long-Distance Bus Station opened inter-province highways between Fuzhou and Weihai, Weifang, Ningbo, Guilin, Hangzhou, Wenzhou, Haikou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Hong Kong and Shantou run every day. And the lines between Fuzhou and Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Yantai run o­nce every two days.
Address: 190, Wuyi Zhong Lu
North Long-Distance Bus Station is situated at No. 371, Hualin Lu, Gu Lou Qu
Hongshan Passenger Transport West Station
Address: Hongshan Chenguang Cun

By Ship
Located in the lower reaches of the Min River, Fuzhou is an old estuary harbor. The Min Rive sea route of Fuzhou is from Nanping to Mawei, the passenger liners of Mawei harbor can bring you to Mt. Putuo, Ningbo etc. Out of the east estuary of the Min River, tourists can get passage to the main ports of the Yangtze River, north to Shanghai and Qinhuangdao, south to Xiamen and Hong Kong and east to Keelung in Taiwan. There are buses and tourist line in Mawei harbor that will take tourists to downtown Fuzhou and some of the sights in Fuzhou City.

There are almost four-thousand taxies in Fuzhou which are mainly of the model types Santana and Fukang. The cost is general the same among the large and middle sized cities. The flag-down rate of a Santana is 8 Yuan for the first 3 kilometers (about 1.9 miles), then 1.8 yuan for each additional kilometer. A Fukang is 7 Yuan for the first 3 kilometers, and then 1.4 yuan per kilometer. After 11 pm, the flag-down rate will be increased by 0.8 Yuan.

It is very convenient for tourists to go around the Fuzhou downtown area by bus. The ticket price is 1 Yuan; tourists should prepare small change prior to boarding, the price increases to 2 Yuan from May 15th to Oct 15th if the bus is operating its air conditioning.
We will offer some information o­n buses to some sights in Fuzhou as follow.

West Lake Park - Nos. 1, 810 and 811
Mt. Gu - Nos. 7 and 49, also there are bus near Wuyi Square that will take you to Mt. Gu, which will cost half and an hour (about 10 Yuan).
Mt. Yu - Nos. 11 and 20 (2 hours way)
Xichan Temple - Nos. 33, 38, 39
Memorial of Lin Zexu - Nos. 1 and 20
Mt. Ping - Nos. 8 and 20
Zhuzifang Block - Nos. 1 and 20

There are rickshaws o­n some roads, the cost can be negotiated. The main streets in Fuzhou downtown all run parallel, as long as you can find a main street, you will not lose your way.
Fuzhou Changle International Airport Civil Aviation Tel 0591-8013246,   8013249
Fuzhou Railway Sub-Railway Tel :0591-7577849, 7579350,7577310
Fujian Motor Transport Company Tel :0591-3322874, 7580118
Fuzhou City Public Transport Corporation Tel :0591-3315222
Shipping Corporation of Minjiang River in Fujian Province Tel :0591-3277568
Fuzhou Port passenger station Tel :0591-3682344, 3263794
Fujian rapid Motor rescue 24-hour hotline service Tel  : 800-858-1133, 7323388

Fuzhou Festivals

The AO Nine festival:
The festival is o­n the 29th day of the first lunar month , it is a unique traditional festival in Fuzhou city.
On this day, every family usually boil congeewhich is called “ao nine congee”with the glutinous rice, the brown sugar ,raw materials , peanut, red jujube, water chestnut ,sesame seed,dried longan and so o­n.. the congee is used for the ancestral worship or gifts to relatives and friends. In addition, a married daughter must send a bowl of “ao nine congee” to her parents, some must add o­n the peace noodles, eggs,and the pig’feet and so o­n.
In addition, if someone’s age meets nine, like nine year old, 19 year old, 29 years old ......(said that “bright nine”), perhaps nine multiples, like 18 year old, 27 year old, 36 years old (call “years which are multiples of nine”), he must eats a bowl of “the peaceful noodles” .it is in order to avoid evilness and be safe and healthy .In the Fuzhou people's traditional ideas, the number nine is not lucky.

Fuzhou Service Telephones

Fujian Tourism Bureau Tel :0591-87672731, 87535640
Fuzhou Tourism Bureau Tel :0591-83355312, 83300119
Telephone Information Desk (automatic): 968168
Telephone Information Desk (artificial): 960160
Telecommunication expense inquiry office TEL : 0591-83331044

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