Fuzhou Travel Guide

Fuzhou Travel Guide

Map of Fuzhou

Fuzhou Facts

Chinese Name: 福州市 (fú zhōu shì)
Population: 7,740,000
Area: 11,968 square kilometers (4,621 square miles)
Location: in the east of Fujian Province, southeast China
Administrative Division: 6 districts (Gulou, Taijiang, Cangshan, Jin’an, Mawei, Changle); 1 county-level city (Fuqing); 6 counties (Minhou, Lianjiang, Luoyuan, Minqing, Yongtai, Pingtan)
Area Code: 0591
Zip Code: 350000
GDP (2018): CNY 785.681 billion (USD 118.74 billion)

Located 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). Fuzhou is one of the first open coastal cities in China. Mawei Fuzhou, the cradle of the modern Chinese Navy, has cultivated Chinese shipping culture. It is both a historic and a cultural city with over two-thousand-year of history. Such historical sites as Sanfang Qixiang, Fujian Tulou and Mount Wuyi combining natural scenery and tea culture are waiting for you to explore.

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.

 Fuzhou Tour Information
Fuzhou Hiking Tours: Information about hiking in Fuzhou for your reference
Fuzhou Golf Tour: 10 Days Golf Tour of Fuzhou - Quanzhou - Xiamen 
 
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- Last modified on Jan. 20, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Fuzhou Travel
Asked by Lily from INDONESIA | Dec. 30, 2019 13:02Reply
Do i need visa if transit in fuzhou airport?
Hi, i fly from singapore to paris, and the flight will transit in fuzhou airport for 11 hours, do i need visa if i stay in the airport ? Thanks
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Answered by Erin from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 30, 2019 19:31
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Yes, you need a Chinese visa if you transit in Fuzhou airport.
Asked by Koh Yoon Len from MALDIVES | Dec. 07, 2019 01:40Reply
How to go sofis pengshan hotel from changle airport?
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Answered by Alma from CANADA | Dec. 09, 2019 23:32
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It is suggested to take airport shuttle bus to get to FZ Railway Station first. Then transfer to subway line 1 to Shudou Station, Exit C. Afterwards, walk southwest around 350 meters to find the destination.
Asked by martino from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 03, 2019 20:39Reply
can I get a VOA at Fuzhou airport with my Australian passport?
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Answered by Liz from SINGAPORE | Dec. 05, 2019 19:18
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Sorry, you can't. People can only apply for VOA in Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Xiamen and Hainan.
Asked by Evon from MALAYSIA | Nov. 08, 2019 23:16Reply
Anyone can advice in the nearest Tulou from Fuzhou and mean of transport to use?
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Answered by Vicky from THAILAND | Nov. 11, 2019 18:30
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Actually, all famous Tulou are far away from Fuzhou city. If you go to Nanjing Tulou, you can take high speed train from Fuzhou South Railway station to Nanjing Railway station first, then you can take tourist bus to Nanjing Tulou directly.
Asked by Joanna from SINGAPORE | Oct. 09, 2019 04:31Reply
Hi, interested to visit Fuzhou for 3D2N, where would be a nice area to stay
that is not too noisy and allows best cultural experience in November?
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Answered by Shay from GERMANY | Oct. 09, 2019 23:37
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You are suggested to find a hotel nearby Sanfangqixiang Area. The surrounding transportation is convenient. And you can also easily find many nice local restaurants.
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