Putian Travel Guide

Putian Travel Guide

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Putian Facts

Chinese Name: 莆田市 (pú tián shì)
Population: 3,603,000
Area: Land Area: 4,200 square kilometers (1,622 square miles), Sea Area: 11,000 (4,247 square miles)
Location: in the central part of the coastal area of Fujian Province, southeastern China
Administrative Division: 4 districts (Chengxiang, Hanjiang, Licheng, Xiuyu); 1 county (Xianyou)
Area Code: 0594
Zip Code: 351100
GDP (2018): CNY 225.2 billion (USD 34.03 billion)

China’s Famous Sneaker Manufacturing Base

Situated in the central part of the coastal area of Fujian Province, Putian neighbors Fuzhou on the northeast and Quanzhou on the southeast, separated from Taiwan by the Taiwan Strait. Putian's shoe making technology is very developed, especially the sneaker manufacturing. Since the 1980s, some sports brands like Nike, Adidas, Puma successively settled in Putian for production and processing. Until now, more and more luxury brands move their factories to Putian because of excellent production technology and high-quality production process here. Putian is also known for Mazu culture as the Meizhou Island in Putian is the hometown of Mazu, who is a sea goddess on the southeast coast of China.


 Meizhou Island and Guanghua Temple: Meizhou Island is believed to be the hometown of the Goddess of the Sea, Mazu. Today, this beautiful island has become a national tourist zone with several spots on the island, including the Mazu Temple, the Ewei Mountain and the huge Mazu Stone Carving. Blessed with a long history, Guanghua Temple is a famous temple with tranquil environment.

 Jiuli Lake: 31 kilometers (19 miles) from the county town of Xianyou, this scenic area is famous for its natural lakes, caves, pools and stones. The Jiuji Waterfalls are the most popular sight around Jiuli Lake. In addition, there are also some stone inscriptions, Taoist buildings and some other historical sites.

How to get there

Putian Beigao Airport is under construction at Beigao Town, about 15kilometers (9 miles) from downtown Putian. Currently, passenger can fly to nearby Quanzhou Jinjiang International Airport or Fuzhou Changle International Airport, then take an airport shuttle bus, a train or a coach to reach Putian.

Putian is 108 kilometers (67 miles) from Fuzhou, from which visitors can get to Putian by bus within two hours.

See More: Fujian Ports: Port of Fuzhou, Xiamen, Quanzhou, Putian



Putian is adjacent to the sea, and consequently the weather is moderate and humid all the year round. Enjoying a typical subtropical oceanic monsoon climate, the city has plentiful rainfall and adequate sunshine. The weather in spring and autumn is favorable and cool.

 When to Go: The winter is short so April to October is the best time to visit Putian. 

Putian Travel Tips

 History: Putian County was formed in the year of 568. Over the hundreds of years following that, it was abolished and then re-established several times. Through all these major and minor changes, Putian City emerged in 1983.

 Physical Features: The city nestles to the hilly area of southeastern coastal area of Fujian. The whole terrain inclines from the northwest to the southeast, and the land is higher in the north, lower in the south. There is a shortage of cultivated areas.

 Local Products: Fruit: longan, loquat, lychee, honeyed shaddock (pomelo)
Others: rice noodles, lacquer wooden bowl

Mazu is the most respected god on Meizhou Island, even southern Fujian Province. There are several festivals on the island to celebrate the birthday of this Goddess of Peace on the sea, as well as the day of her ascension. Celebrations are held on the twenty-third day of third lunar month and ninth day of the ninth lunar month respectively and it is the best time to learn more about the Mazu culture of the city.
- Last updated on Feb. 26, 2024 -
Questions & Answers on Putian Travel
Asked by LITTLE LOTTA from HONGKONG | May. 29, 2024 22:34Reply
downtown in putian
what bus number should take to atour hotel in putian which located in wenxian east road zhenhai street? are there any shopping mall? is there any bus from wenjia port going to city center of putian?
Answers (1)
Answered by Emily | May. 30, 2024 23:12

You can take bus no. 1, 11, 153, 201, 382, 387, D15 to Putian Bus Station to then the hotel is on the east. Wanda Plaza is about 3.6km away. From Wenjia Port to Putian, you need to take buses with transfer to the city center. For example to Wanda Plaza in Chengxiang District, you need to take bus no. 362 to Bantou, then transfer to 392 to Fuliqu Houmen to the plaza.
Asked by anita from INDONESIA | Feb. 25, 2024 01:01Reply
fuzhou airport to putian city
hello, can you please advise which is the easiest and quickest way to get from Fuzhou International Airport to putian city. I will be arriving into Fuzhou at about 20:25 and will be on my own can you suggest the best alternative, is there a high speed train or is the only option by bus, is there any shuttle service do you suggest pre booking transportation ?Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Helen | Feb. 26, 2024 17:41

Hi, the easiest and quickest way is to take the direct airport shuttle bus from Fuzhou airport to Putian. The bus is operated from 8:30 to 22:00. You can buy tickets when arriving at the airport. It takes about 2 hours and costs CNY 60.
Asked by Semag | Feb. 13, 2024 20:52Reply
Need help for Hanjiang
Looking for sightseeing and food recommendations for Hanjiang. Street food, restaurants, things to do and/or buy. All recommendations welcome! I only have 3 days there.
Also, what is the best/most convenient way to get around Hanjiang and Putian area? Thank you!
Answers (1)
Answered by Olivia | Feb. 18, 2024 22:04

Recommended food to try: stewed noodles, quick-fried pork, stewed tofu, litchi pork, fried rice noodles, oyster cake, spring rolls...
Popular restaurants in Hanjiang for reference: Lao Pu Xi'an at No.899, Liuyi West Road; Wenxin Nanyang Restaurant at Ligang Alley, Jiangkou Town; Xiao Ke Ai restaurant at Longheng Caifu Square, Tangbei Street; Gu Ming at No.12, Baowei Road...
Famous attractions: Cishou Temple, Baitang Lake, Ruiyun Mountain Forest Park, Yanzhen Mountain.
The most convenient way is to hire a car or take a taxi, especially when you are going to travel out of the town to visit scenic areas in suburban areas.
Have fun~
Asked by Jean | Feb. 06, 2024 07:07Reply
Place and food recommendations around Putian, Hanjiang area
I have 3 days in Putian, asking for any sightseeing and local food recommendations.

Also looking for private transport for 7 pax. Open to any driver contacts please. Appreciate your help, thank you!
Answers (1)
Answered by James | Feb. 06, 2024 22:22

Anfu Snack Street located at 267 East Garden West Road is recommended, where you can find many local snacks. Meizhou Island is a must-visit attraction.
Asked by Kurmia from INDONESIA | Aug. 05, 2023 07:47Reply
Need info best places to visit in putien ,(fujian) , and places to eat
Dear friends, i need information on places to visit and best place to eat different food at putien china
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Answered by Emma | Aug. 07, 2023 00:23

The best places to visit include Meizhou Island, Guanghua Temple, Jiuli Lake and more.
As for places to eat, you may go to Nanmen Road and Liuyi Road; you can find various local snacks and food.
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