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. 

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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
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- Last updated on Apr. 07, 2024 -
Questions & Answers on Fuzhou Travel
Asked by Solomon from ETHIOPIA | May. 25, 2024 01:56Reply
How can I reach the city main market area now I am at PlumGarden Hotelt
Answers (1)
Answered by Keith | May. 26, 2024 23:57

You can take metro line 4 to Dongjiekou and walk southwestward for 1.5km to Three Lanes and Seven Alleys (三坊七巷).
Asked by Zeon from MALAYSIA | May. 09, 2024 23:33Reply
Fuzhou to Matsu
Understand that there is ferry from Mawei harbor to Matsu. May I know how can I buy the ferry ticket? Can get online? How can I go to Mawei Harbor from airport? Or any airport hotel?
Answers (1)
Answered by Rita | May. 10, 2024 18:57

Sorry, the ferry from Mawei Langqi Port to Matsu Fu'ao Port (马祖福澳港) only serve citizens of Taiwan and Chinese citizens going to Taiwan for family visiting.
You can take the airport shuttle bus Mawei Langqi Port Line to the port. There are sleep capsules inside Fuzhou Airport on 1F, and also near the hotel there is a Wanxin Hotel (万鑫酒店).
Asked by Suparna from INDONESIA | Apr. 05, 2024 04:57Reply
Transit at Fuzhou for 12 hours. Do I need a transit visa?
This would be my first flight and I planning to fly from Indonesia (CGK) to Japan (KIX) and transitting at Fuzhou (FOC) for 12 hours. Do I need transit visa for that?
There are too many variable answers regarding this question. Someone says it'll be needed, other says it won't be needed, and my friend says that it's okay as long as I didn't go anywhere outside the airport (which I definitely won't even though 12 hours would be super long time to wait).
I'm aware about Fuzhou is one of the area that doesn't cover 24-hours free transit but I still don't get what does that mean.
Answers (1)
Answered by Lori | Apr. 07, 2024 02:16

Definitely no, you don't need a transit visa since you enjoy the 24-hour visa-free transit. Your friend said it right. FOC is a eligible port for 24-hour visa-free transit.
Asked by eong from MALAYSIA | Feb. 07, 2024 22:50Reply
Can someway post the quanzhou metro map for me? thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Hebe | Feb. 07, 2024 23:47

There is no English metro map available and you can refer to the Quanzhou Metro routes and stations of the following page: https://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/fujian/quanzhou/metro/
Asked by Eong from MALAYSIA | Jan. 23, 2024 20:00Reply
Is Metro Line in quanzhou operational now 24 Jan 2024?
From Jinjiang Airport to Quanzhou railway station? duration how long If I take metro
Answers (1)
Answered by Diana | Jan. 23, 2024 21:37

No, it isn't. You can only take Metro Line 602 and it takes about 1.5 hours.
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