Fuzhou Attractions

Fuzhou is a famous tourist city with beautiful and countless sceneries and an excellent city center, and with natural and manmade sights. There are famed mountains, temples, tombs, gardens, towers and bridges throughout the city.


Natural Scenery

The well-known Mt.Wuyi is an important sight in Wuyi Shan City, Fujian Province. We will offer some information here on transportation to Mt. Wuyi for making your trip smooth.

Wuyi Shan Airport opened up the flight corridors from Wuyi Shan to Fuzhou, Xiamen, Beiing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai and Changzhou etc. Outside the airport, there are mini buses to take tourists to the scenic spots of Mt. Wuyi (about 2 yuan).

Mt. Wuyi Holiday Area neighbors Mt. Wuyi Scenic Spot so is convenient for tourists living in the holiday resort to visit this beautiful mountain. The holiday area is about 8 kilometers (about 5 miles) from Wuyi Shan Airport and 9 kilometers (about 5.6 miles) from Wuyi Shan Railway Station and 11 kilometers (about 6.8 miles) to Wuyi Shan downtown area.

An Air-conditioned express from Fuzhou, Xiamen and Quanzhou to Wuyi Shan operates once a day and now you can get to Wuyi Shan from Shanghai directly with a twice daily train service, Wuyi Shan is a stop on the line. The minibus in Wuyi Shan Railway Station can take you to Mt. Wuyi Scenic Spot, the cost can be negotiated (about 10 yuan), which is very reasonable. If the train direct to Wuyi Shan is not available in your city, tourists should take train pass by Zhaowu stop of Fujian Province or Shangrao stop of Jiangxi Province, then a transfer bus at Zhaowu (once per hour) or Shangrao (once per hour) to Wuyi Shan.

Also there are regular buses from Nanping and Shaowu of Fujian Province and Shangrao of Jiangxi Province to Wuyi Shan daily. On the way from Mt. Wuyi to Wuyi Shan, tourists can wave down tourist buses to stop and pick them up.

 Mt. Gu
The national scenic area - Mt. Gu (meaning drum hill in Chinese) is located in the eastern suburb and the evergreen mountain is a famous Buddhist scenic spot, sitting on the north bank of the Min River. It is 17 kilometers (about 10.6 miles) from downtown area. It gained its name from a large rock on the mountaintop shaped like a drum, and during thunderstorms, thunder appeared to emanate from atop the mountain-'drum', hence the name Mt. Gu. From the Song Dynasty (960-1279), there are 500 inscriptions on the cliff face by literates of this time, which is rare in China.
Transportation: you may take the Mt. Gu Special Line from Wuyi Square or take bus Nos. 7, 36, 37, 808, 815, 949, 957, 960 and Mawei Special Bus Line to Mt. Gu.

 Fuzhou National Forest Park
Situated in the north suburb, 7 kilometers (about 4.3 miles) away from the downtown area, it is one of the ten national forest parks of China. Rare animals and exotic plants, blue water, flowing waterfalls, unusual rocky outcrops and stone carvings coexist in a harmonious blend of natural and manmade sights.
Transportation: bus Nos. 34, 802, 811, 945, etc. can take you to the park.

 Mt. Yu
Located in the center of downtown area, the same as Mt. Wu, Mt. Yu has been an attraction since the Tang Dynasty (618-907). You can climb up to the White Tower on Mt. Yu, which is facing the Wu Tower on Mt. Wu, to appreciate the panoramic views of the city. White Tower and Wu Tower are the symbol of the city.
Transportation: Mt. Yu - bus Nos. 8, 26, 801, 803, 908, 945, 948, 957 and 958 Mt. Wu - bus Nos. 8, 11, 20, 26, 27, 801, 809, 817 and 821


Ancient Relics

 Fujian Tulou
Fujian Tulou, also known as the Earth Towers of the Hakkas, is a unique style of Chinese village architectures. In terms of architectural characteristics, the rounded earth tower is more traditional with the Hakkas and is a typical example of a Hakkas folk residence.

 Sanfang Qixiang
Sanfang Qixiang is an old block consisting of three lanes and seven alleys. A large number of residences from ancient China sit there. Thus it is called “Architecture Museum”. Through the visit, you can know more about the history and culture of Fuzhou and China.

 Zhuzifang Block, located in the central area of the downtown, is a large ancient architectural museum of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasties (1644-1911). It is a must-see sight for the architectural styles of which the old city is famed.

 Xichan Temple
In the west of this city, on the foot of Mt. Yi, Xichan Temple, an ancient temple of the Tang Dynasty (618-907), is one of five Buddhist temples in the City. There is a dagoba of a Buddhist monk from the Five Dynasties (907-960), the imperial handwriting of Emperor Kangxi and also murals of Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Another feature of the temple is the many Litchi trees, planted in the Song Dynasty (960-1279).
Transportation: bus Nos. 812, 813, 38, 39, 33, 27 and 957

There are many reasons for visiting Mawei. If you want to know more about ancient battlefield, if you want to look around the base of ship-making, if you are crazy about historic sites, then visiting Mawei is indeed a wise choice.


Parks & Museums

 Minjiang Park
Located on both sides of Minjiang River, the 7.5 mile-long Minjiang Park is the largest park in this city. Originally, it was called “Jiangbin Park”, meaning the park lying beside the river. By combining the surrounding natural landscape and the unique Minjiang traditional culture, Minjiang Park fully reflects the characteristics of ecology, openness and water access.

The park is composed of seven tourist zones from west to east. They are Xihe Park, Jinjiang Park, Jinsha Park, Wanglong Park, Binfen Park, Minfeng Park and Minshui Park. They embrace various kinds of natural landscapes and man-made scenery. Visitors can take a leisurely walk or rent a bicycle to tour in the park. For example, in Binfen Park there is a large open-air theater equipped with a modern music fountain performing wonderful water shows and beautiful music. It can hold about 2,500 spectators. Mingyue (Bright Moon) Islet, lying adjacent to Wanglong Park is a good place to watch the river sights and appreciate the moon, attracting a lot of lovers to express their deepest feelings. The huge embossed carving “Mindu Chunqiu” (Fuzhou’s history) tells us about local history and culture. Moreover, visitors can swim and splash in the river on the three-hectare beach area.

An attractive sight in the park is the collection of 64 amazing sculptures of diverse styles. They were created by gifted artists from 14 different countries and regions. The local people regard these sculptures as the soul of the Minjiang River. In addition, there are four unique paths especially designed for your visit to the park. They are a footpath, a sightseeing path above the water, an electric power cart road and a bicycle path. No matter which path you choose, it will certainly provide you a wonderful experience in beautiful Minjiang Park.

 West Lake Park, situated in the northwest of the city in Hubin Road, is famed for its similarity to West Lake in Hangzhou. It has been a tourist attraction since the Tang Dynasty (618-907). West Lake Park is the most completed ancient garden in the city and is called a pearl of gardens in Fujian Province.
Transportation: bus Nos. 1, 805, 810, 811, 818, 958 and 960

 Lin Zexu Memorial Hall, nesting in Macau Road, and established in 1905, exhibits the history of Lin Zexu, a folk hero of China who banned opium-smoking and the opium trade.
Transportation: bus Nos. 1, 5, 818 and 946

Not only are there ancient sights, there are also new places to be explored, Jinniu Shan Park, Mt. Qingyun and Shiba Chong Xi (brooks). Sights in this city are splendid but refined. If you are interested in the landscape of south China, it is a good place to visit.

Further Reading:
Top 10 Things to Do in Fuzhou

- Last updated on May. 24, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Fuzhou Attractions
Asked by Amelia from MALAYSIA | Aug. 11, 2019 07:10Reply
How to go to Minjiang river for night view and Tai Jiang Street via Metro?
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Answered by Brayden from GERMANY | Aug. 12, 2019 23:48

Would you mind provide your starting place? Then I can find the detailed public transportation for you.
Answered by Amelia from MALAYSIA | Aug. 14, 2019 05:14

Hi Brayden,
The starting place will be Dadao Metro Station.
Answered by Liz from USA | Aug. 14, 2019 22:47

You can take bus No. 3/1 from Dadao Station to Taijiang Walking Street Station. It takes around 20 minutes with CNY1. You can take bus No.1 from Dadao Station to An'ping Community Station, and walk south of 300m to the ticket counter of river night view.
Asked by ELSIE96 | Nov. 20, 2018 18:39Reply
What can one do when transiting overnight in Fuzhou?
One night in the city - any one particular place to visit? We were told Fuzhou is famous for its fishballs - for dinner.
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Answered by Kent from USA | Nov. 22, 2018 16:42

Three Lanes and Seven Alleys is recommended to you. It is a must-visit place in this city. It location is Nanhou Street, Gulou District. There is Yonghe Fishballs Restaurant in this street and you can have a taste.
Asked by Ong from MALAYSIA | Jul. 24, 2018 04:08Reply
How long do i need to spent in fuzhou?
I want to go to wuyishan , tilou, sanfang qixiang and minjiang park. How long do i need to stay in the city?
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Answered by Hailie from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 24, 2018 19:37

Two to three days are necessary.
Asked by Joseph Leong from SINGAPORE | Dec. 18, 2016 09:20Reply
Heard there are hot springs and golf courses at Fuzhou.

Could you advise me where I can obtain these information or share with me the online sites as well?

Thanks. Jo
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Answered by George from USA | Dec. 19, 2016 01:51

Yes, there are many hot springs and golf courses at the city. For instance, you can go to Guian Hot Spring Resort on Guiyang Road, Gui'an Village, Pandu Town, Lianjiang County. It is about 28km to the north of downtown. The telephone number is 86-0591-28378333.

There is a golf course close to the Guian Hot Spring Resort. It is located to the north of Gui'an Primary School, Gui'an Village, Pandu Town. The telephone number is 86-0591-26290112. I am sorry that no weblink is allowed here. :)
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