Putian Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 莆田市 (pú tián shì)
Area: 4,119 square kilometers (1,590 square miles)
Location: Situated in the central part of the coastal area of Fujian Province, Putian neighbors Fuzhou in the northeast and Quanzhou in the southeast, separated from Taiwan by the Taiwan Strait.
Administrative Division: 4 districts (Chengxiang, Hanjiang, Licheng, Xiuyu); 1 county (Xianyou)
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0594-2697690
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiries: 184
Bank of China: 0594-2699513
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 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
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.