Zhangzhou Travel Guide

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Zhangzhou Facts

Chinese Name: 漳州市 (zhāng zhōu shì)
Population: 4,974,100
Area: 12,600 square kilometers (4,865 square miles)
Location: in the south of Fujian Province, southeastern China
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Xiangcheng, Longwen); 8 counties (Yunxiao, Zhangpu, Zhao'an, Changtai, Dongshan, Nanjing, Pinghe, Hua'an); 1 county-level city (Longhai)
Area Code: 05926
Zip Code: 363000
GDP (2018): CNY 394.76 billion (USD 59.66 billion)

Located in the south end of Fujian Province, Zhangzhou neighbors Guangdong Province to the southwest and is separated from Taiwan by the Taiwan Strait in the east. It lies in the half way between two special economic zones, Xiamen in Fujian and Shantou in Guangdong. Zhangzhou is the most concentrated area of mushroom canning production, processing and export in China. It is also one of the birthplaces of the Hokkien culture. Also, the unique Tulous scattered all over the city represent its long-standing Hakka architectural culture. Being one of the famous scenic spots in Fujian Province, Dongshan Island in Zhangzhou embraces beautiful coastal scenery, featuring broad sea view, gentle beaches and lush forests.


Dongshan Island stands off the coastal area of southern part, comprising of forty three islets. Weather in the island is pleasant. White sails on the blue sea, soft and flossy beach, brilliant sunshine and green forest make the island a fine holiday resort. In the northeast of Dongshan Island is the Ancient Town of Zhongshan built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

Hakka's Roundhouses spread all over the city, including counties of Hua'an, Pinghe, Zhao'an, Yunxiao and Zhangpu. The original roundhouse is lives as barracks, castle or mountain fastness constructed with clay mixed with many other materials into different shapes. There are entirely more than eight hundred roundhouses in total.
Yuchang Tower, Nanjing, Zhangzhou
Yuchang Tower
Tianluokeng Earth Towers Cluster, Nanjing
Tianluokeng Earth Towers Cluster
Other Scenic Spots: Zhangzhou Seashore Volcanic National Geo-park, Nanshan Temple, Sanping Temple

How to get there

1. This city has no airport because it is only 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport. After arriving Xiamen, visitors can change to the buses and trains to get to.
2. It is convenient to get to Zhangzhou from Xiamen by bus. From Xiamen South Hubin Bus Station, buses to this city leave every 20 minutes. Train is not suggested between these two cities, because the whole journey will take one hour or even longer by train but within 30 minutes by bus through the Haicang Bridge.



This city enjoys a moderate weather all the year round, bearing the subtropical humid monsoon climate. Its annual average temperature reaches 21 degree centigrade (70 degree Fahrenheit).

 When to Go: It is favorable for visiting during the whole year. February to October is the best time for Zhangzhou travel. 

Zhangzhou Travel Tips

 History: The earliest records about the administrative history of this area should be traces back to the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420). During the Sui Dynasty (581-618), Longxi County was established here, falling into the clutches of Quanzhou (present Fuzhou). This city was set up later in southern part of the Longxi County in 686, Tang Dynasty (608-907).

 Physical Features: The northern area is mountainous, and its southwestern end is adjacent to the sea. That is the main trends the terrain of the city slopes along. Jiulong River, the second largest river in Fujian, flows through the city, producing valleys and basins on the river banks. On the lower reaches of the Jiulong River lies the largest plain of the province, Zhangzhou Plain.

 Special Local Products: This city abounds with flowers and fruit. Daffodil, camellia and orchid growing here are of good quality. Fruits prolific are Mandarin Orange, lithe, banana, longan, grapefruit and pineapple. Boasting a spacious sea area, the city is also teeming with various sea products.
- Last updated on Oct. 07, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Zhangzhou Travel
Asked by Bill from THAILAND | Oct. 06, 2023 20:44Reply
144 hour visa free travel
Is Zhangzhou included in the TWOV program? If not is it permitted to sleep in Xiamen (a TWOV city) but spend the day in Zhangzhou?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nina | Oct. 07, 2023 00:17

I'm afraid your scheme is not available as Zhangzhou is not included in the program. You cannot stay in Xiamen and visit Zhangzhou. It is only allowed to stay in Xianmen.
Asked by Edward yap from PHILIPPINES | Aug. 23, 2023 19:23Reply
How much is the condo or house cost in zhangzhou
Can filipino-chinese acquire land-use rights? How?¥
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Answered by Dennis | Aug. 23, 2023 20:40

The price is about CNY12,500 per square meters recently. Only those having been living in China for at least one year can buy a condo or house in China and you need to have a Chinese name to write in the contract.
Asked by elian from MALAYSIA | Dec. 01, 2019 06:07Reply
Zhangzhou weather for 5 dec 2019 to 14dec..
Answers (1)
Answered by Larry from USA | Dec. 04, 2019 18:17

The temperature will be around 10C-20C in December according to historical weather. So you can bring thin sweater, jacket, coat, etc.
Asked by Jackie from MALAYSIA | Oct. 15, 2019 06:11Reply
Best Hotel at Zhao'an County
Can you please advise nearby hotel available at MINGZHAO HOTEL at Zhao’an County, Zhangzhou, Fujian.

Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Jamie from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 16, 2019 02:30

There are many hotels nearby. Here under are the recommendations:
Zhongxing Business Hotel: 102, no.96, Zhongxing Avenue.
Huazheng Hotel: No.22, Huadun Road

Hope helpful!
Asked by David from MALAYSIA | Sep. 11, 2019 03:29Reply
Anna, the school I would like to visit is called Qujiang Overseas Chinese School.
曲江华侨学校. How to get there from Xiamen?
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Answered by Paul from USA | Sep. 15, 2019 18:16

You could take high speed train from Xiamen North Railway station to Nanjing Railway station first. And then you need to hire a car to that school because there is no public transport to there.
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