Fuzhou Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 抚州 (fǔ zhōu)
Area: 18,800 square kilometers (7,259 square miles)
Location: in the east of Jiangxi Province, east of China
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Linchuan, Dongxiang); 9 counties (Nancheng, Lichuan, Nanfeng, Chongren, Le'an, Yihuang, Jinxi, Zixi, Guangchang)
Area Code: 0519
Zip Code: 213000
GDP (2019): CNY 740.09 billion (USD 107.27 billion)
Hometown of Tang Xianzu – Shakespeare of China
Fuzhou is in the eastern region of Jiangxi Province, bordering Nanchang, Yingtan and Shangrao to the north, Ganzhou to the south and neighboring Ji'an and Yichun to the west. Known as the hometown of talented people, the city has bred a large number of cultural celebrities with a profound influence on Chinese history and culture. Tang Xianzu, a famous dramatist in the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) known as Oriental Shakespeare, was born here. Peony Pavilion is his masterpiece which features complicated plots and vivid characters has been performing and gained fame abroad. You can learn more about the person by visiting Tang Xianzu Memorial Hall.
Many ancient villages and ancient buildings are also well preserved in this city. Visitors can experience local culture and customs and appreciate traditional residences in Wenchangli, a historical and cultural block. Many forest parks and natural reserves also provide good places for tourists to look far and get close to nature.
Fuzhou Attractions - Things to Do
Wenchangli, located in the northeast of central Fuzhou, is the largest and most complete historical and cultural block in Jiangxi. There are many old streets and ancient buildings of the Ming and Qing Dynasties as well as an opera museum. Traditional handicraft shops including iron shops, bamboo shops, wood shops, carving shops, mounting shops are all over the block. What's more amazing is that you can also see a Catholic Cathedral here.
Fuzhou Catholic Cathedral is seated in Lingshan Lu of Linchuan District, which was first built in 1908. Covering a floor area of 2,109 square meters (about 12 acres), this Gothic building group is the third largest Catholic Church extant in China.
Junfeng Mountain lies 30 kilometers (19 miles) distant from Nanfeng County with its main peak being the highest among peaks in eastern Jiangxi.
Other Scenic Spots: Longfeng Rock, Baima Temple, Cuiyun Mountain
How to get to Fuzhou in Jiangxi Province
Fuzhou is about 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Nanchang and no more than 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Nanchang Changbei International Airport. Its Railway Station is located in Fubei Lu, 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) from downtown, and Yintan-Xiamen, Zhejiang-Jiangxi railways, and the Xiangle Railway in northern Jiangxi pass through the city.
Additionally, Fuzhou-Shanghai section of the Shanghai-Ruili Expressway has been opened. Only five hours are needed to travel from one to the other by bus. Furthermore, Beijing-Fuzhou and Nanchang-Xiamen expressways, No.320, 316 and 206 national highways all run through the region. The long-distance bus station is at 296, Huancheng Nan Lu.
Located in subtropical monsoon climatic zone bearing humid and moderate climate, Fuzhou has clear four seasons and abundant rainfall. The annual average temperature maintains around 16.9-18.2°C (62.4-64.8°F). April to June is the rainy season.
When to Go: spring, summer and autumn
Fuzhou Travel Tips
History: The city belonged to Shu State before it was brought into Jiujiang Shire in the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC). It was in the Sui Dynasty (581-618) that the name of Fuzhou was first used for the establishment of the prefecture.
Physical Features: Fuzhou City is surrounded by mountains in the east, south and west; and has hills, rivers valleys and basins spaced in the central region of the city. Hill and mountain make up the main components of the city's landform. The terrain generally slopes downward from the south to the north.
Special Local Products: honey orange, white lotus seed, watermelon