About Sanming Travel

Introduction:Situated in the northwest of Fujian Province, Sanming City neighbors Fuzhouin the east, Quanzhou in the south and is bounded o­n the west by Jiangxi Province.Sanmingadministers 2 distr..

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

Attractions: Taining World Geopark Shangqing steam Yuhua Cave Sanming Jiangle Yuhua Cave Taining Golden Lake Eighteen strongholds (Zhongshan folk-custom village) Taoyuan Cave The Residence of Shangshu(Ming's Folk Houses) Lingyin Stone Forest Cat Mountain National Forest Park

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Sanming Introduction

Situated in the northwest of Fujian Province, Sanming City neighbors Fuzhouin the east, Quanzhou in the south and is bounded o­n the west by Jiangxi Province.Sanmingadministers 2 districts (Meilie, Sanyuan)and9 counties (Mingxi, Qingliu, Ninghua, Datian, Youxi, Shaxian, Jiangle, Taining, Jianning) and 1 county-level city (Yong'an) . Sanmin is an industrial city as well as China Top Tourist City, National Advanced City of Spiritual Civilization Construction and National Hygienic City. In January 1993, with the approval of the State Council, Sanming was listed as a coastal economic opening area.
Jiangle County was the first county in Sanming established in the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280). For thousands of years, Jiangle County has remained until now, and more counties were established in this area. The name of the city 'Sanming' came from the combination of the two counties, Sanyuan and Mingxi, which constitute the city proper.
Sanming belongs to low mountainous and hilly area, as well as river valleys. The main land of the city can be divided into several types, including fluvial landform, Danxia landform, karst landform and some other trivial landforms. Taining County has the largest area of Danxia landform in Fujian Province.
Having a subtropical humid maritime climate, Sanming has abundant rainfall and moderate climate. It is affected greatly by maritime monsoon. Its rainy season may last from March to September, and October to February is the dry season. The average temperature of a year is about 17-19 C(63-66 F). The city is favorable for visiting all the year round.The special local products are dried meat of Mingxi County, dried bamboo shoot
Sanming’s major tourist attractions include Golden Lake in Taining, Yuhua Cave in Jiangle, Taoyuan Cave and Linyin Stone Forest in Yong’an, Water Dripping Cave in Mingxi, Swan Cave in Ninghua, Qixian Cave and Taojin Mountain in Shaxian, Fox Cave, Seven Stars Rock and Nature Reserve of Sanyuan Castanopsis Kawakamii in Qingliu, Ruiyun Cave in Meilie, etc.

Sanming Traffic

Sanming airport which is being contructed located at Sha county. This is the first aviation airport ran by the local people in our country. It is estimated that the airport will open the lines to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shengzhen and so o­n.
Sanming railway station lies o­n the industry south road of Sanyuan district. It is an important passenger station in the northwest of Fujian and the northeast of Jiangxi province, it plays an important roal in the transportion around the area. It offers the networking ticket sales, you can buy the tickets to the main initiating stations in advance. You can take 1,2,20,51,52,58 Bus to Sanming urban.
There are two long-distance bus stations in the Sanming urban. O­ne lies o­n the Jiangbin road of liedong district, it opens the lines to many big cities in or out of Fujian province. Another is located o­n the industry road ,it is named West station. From the station, you can reach Ninghua,Qingliu , Mingxi.
Sanming urban opens 12 public bus lines, the price is 1 yuan.
The cost of taxi in Sanming is 6 yuan for the first 3 kilometres,and then 1.4 yuan per kilometre.
Sanming railway station Tel: 0598-8337509
Sanming railway station inquiry Tel :0598-8299908
Sanming passenger station inquiry Tel:0598-8223347
Sanming west passenger station inquiry Tel:0598-8311202
Sanming public bus company complaint Tel:0598-8225859

Sanming Festivals

Sanming is a relatively closed city, it retains a lot ofancient folk customs. Therefore there are many festivals evolving from the 24 solar terms in Sanming. People still celebrate these traditional festivals solemnly, especially in the vast rural areas.
In the fist lunar month of the new year , they throw about the dragon lantern . o­n the lantern festival ,they play the flower lantern. Sanming has its own unique “strawdragon” and “the short dragon”, also it has its own unique flower lantern : “caicha lantern” and ”lotus lantern ”.
February is the flower season, people in Sanming celebrate the birthday of flowers . people in Jianning and Ninghua usually hold a memorial ceremony for the flower god.
On the third day of the third lunar month, peoplehave an custom to eat “Green Qingming guo” in Sanming ,Sha county, Yongan .
Summer begins in April.
The dragon boat festival in May. o­n this festival , besides eating zongzi and drinking the realgar wine, the custom of eating leaf in Mingxi is quite unique. And the dragon boat song in sanming is also very interesting.
Double seventh festival: The Double Seventh Festival, o­n the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, is a traditional festival full of romance. It often goes into August in the Gregorian calendar.
The Mid-Autumn Festival: it falls o­n the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, usually in October in Gregorian calendar.people will enjoy the full moon and eat moon cakes o­n that day.The moon looks extremely round, big and bright o­n the 15th day of each lunar month. People selected the August 15 to celebrate because it is a season when crops and fruits are all ripe and weather pleasant. o­n the Mid-Autumn Festival, all family members or friends meet outside, putting food o­n tables and looking up at the sky while talking about life. How splendid a moment it is!
Mengdong in october is commonly knowns as the birthday of cattle king. Farmers will feed their cattle with rice wine and porridge.
The new year is coming in December . people are busy in “sweep the dust”.

Sanming Service Telephones

Sanming tourism bureau :
On duty Tel: 0598-8266416
Complaints Tel: 8225868
Alarm call: 110

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