Fuzhou Travel Guide

Fuzhou Travel Guide

Map of FuzhouLocated in the lower reaches of the Min River, Fuzhou is the capital city of Fujian Province. Situated in the eastern part of Fujian, it serves as the economy, politics, culture and transport center of the province. It is 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 name - Rong Cheng (Banyan City).

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.

It 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. Famous bridges include Wanshou and Longjiang etc. Many former residences of celebrated historical figures scatter at Sanfang Qixiang. More attractions are: Fujian Tulou and Mount Wuyi. 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 the downtown area. 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 weather of Fuzhou is comfortable, affording tourists the opportunity to visit the city all the year round, especially between April and November. 

Dining        Shopping        Nightlife

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.

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.

The tourism industry with 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.

This city 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.

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- Last modified on Mar. 05, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Fuzhou Travel
Asked by ANDREW LIM from MALAYSIA | Mar. 14, 2019 20:43Reply
Morning, is there a bus from Fuzhou Airport to Yong Chun Fujian Town?
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Answered by Ian from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 19, 2019 01:19

No, there is no direct coach.
From the airport, take the shuttle bus to get to the Main Railway Station first. Then take bus no.166 to Tiedao Yiyuan Bus Stop. Walk northwest around 600 meters to get to North Coach Station. There are several coaches to Yongchun. The bus schedules are from 07:40 to 18:30.
Asked by Vivi from INDONESIA | Feb. 27, 2019 19:42Reply
Where I can buy clothes with wholesale price at Fuzhou ? any wholesale market for kids cloths?
Is the price is cheaper than Guangzhou ? I will go there next month. Thanks for advice
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Answered by Charlie from FINLAND | Mar. 05, 2019 19:12

Tainong Clothes Wholesale Market is a good choice. It is located at No.168, Taijiang Road, Taijiang District. For kids clothes, you can go to Liuyi Kids Clothes Wholesale Market, which is located at No.260, Taijiang Road, Taijiang District.
As I know, the prices in the city don't have large difference with Guangzhou.
Asked by ROBERT TIONG from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 11, 2019 23:09Reply
Is there any train (metro) services from Changle International Airport to Dongjiekou ?
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Answered by Chase from FINLAND | Feb. 12, 2019 22:14

Upon arrival, you can take airport shuttle bus to get to Apollo Hotel first. Then take public bus no.8 to Nanjie Bus Stop. After arriving, walk north along North Bayiqi Road around 200 meters.
Asked by Thaqif from SINGAPORE | Nov. 24, 2018 22:25Reply
How to get to Sheraton Fuzhou (near Straits International Conference) from the airport?
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Answered by Irene from USA | Nov. 26, 2018 00:28

It would be a little complicated by bus. First, take the airport express to Plum Garden International Hotel. Then walk about 150 meters to Yuanxicun bus stop to take the bus No.129. And get off at Aofeng Park where transfer to the bus No.136 and finally get off at the Sheraton Hotel. The duration is about 1.5 hours and the fare is about CNY50 - 55 per person. Taking a taxi takes about 40 minutes and CNY120 or so.
Answered by Thaqif from SINGAPORE | Nov. 26, 2018 01:16

Thanks for your prompt reply! Would transportation be easier if I were to stay at Westin FZ instead?
Answered by Irene | Feb. 12, 2019 22:15

Well, there are more than one Westin Hotel in the city. Which one do you refer to?
Asked by Deesse from SOUTH AFRICA | Oct. 21, 2018 04:35Reply
Hello, how much would it cost a taxi from Changle airport to central Fuzhou (Gulou area)?
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Answered by Mlian from USA | Oct. 22, 2018 02:05

Taking a taxi may cost about CNY120 - 150.
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