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Introduction
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Fuzhou City is the provincial capital of Fujian Province. Because there is a Fu Mountain in the north of Fuzhou, it is called Fuzhou. Because the fig trees were planted fully in the city more than 900 year ago, the green shade are full in the city, hot not cover, and then it has the beautiful name of Rong City. Fuzhou lies in the eastern coastal region and in the downstream plain of Min River of Fujian Province, locates N25°15'~26°39', E118°08'~120°31',the area is 12152.5 square meters. It governs 5 areas which are Gulou, Taijiang, Changshan, Jiaoqu, Mawei and 8 countries or ciyies that are Fuqing, Changle, Minhou, Minqing, Lianjiang, Yongtai, Luoyuan, Pingtan, it is the politic, economy and cultural center of the Fujian Province and is one of main countries of Qiao in Fujian. In 1994, the total area was 11968 square kilometers, the population is 5,892,300, the residents regard Chinese as principle, there were still more than 20 national minorities like Qin, Man, Miao, Hui etc. The downtown area was 1043 square kilometers, the population was 1,400,000 people.

The east of Fuzhou gets close to East China Sea, is separated from Taiwan by the sea, is a Chinese southeast gold coast of Pacific Asia, from the thou to now, has the important strategic position of political, economy, military, cultures and various aspects in the whole country. The natural and cultural in each dynasty services make Fuzhou become the capitals successively, it has become one of the famous national cultural and historical cities now; The culture is prosperous, the great talent generation, they make Fuzhou have the beautiful name of the seashore Zhoulu early; The comprehensive real strength of city jumps into the row of Chinese 50 strong cities, is prized for a bright nova in the coastal region in Chinese southeast.

Located in the lower reaches of the Min River, the capital city of Fujian Province, Fuzhou City is situated in the eastern part of the Province. Fuzhou, the center of economy, politicsl, culture and transportation of Fujian Province, was 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 good name - Rong Cheng (Banyan City). Besides, the city is renowned for both quality and quantity of hot springs throughout China. The cultured sights of Fuzhou 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.

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History

Fuzhou is a historical and cultural city with a history of over 2000 years. It was once a thriving port and a shipbuilding center. The main inhabitants of Fuzhou are the Han people, but about 20 ethnic groups are also living here, including Han, She, Man, Miao, and Hui. Moreover many overseas Chinese are residing here.

Among the administrative towns established in Fujian Province during the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC) was Fuzhou.

In 202BC, Gaozu, the first emperor of the Han Dynasty, appointed Wuzhu to be the governor of Fujian Province.

As early as the Spring Autumn period (770BC-476BC), Fuchai, the king of the state of Wu, sent people here to make ships. In the northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), Fuzhou became a very important port city. Shipping routes from Fuzhou to Japan and to Arabic countries were established. During the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), Marco Polo passed through Fuzhou. During the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the famous Chinese navigator, Zhenghe, called at the port of Changle near Fuzhou. After the Opium War, as one of the five unequal treaty ports, Fuzhou was opened to foreign trade in 1842.

The major historic relics of Fuzhou include the Hualin Temple, the Tomb of Lin Zexu, the Drum Hill, Carvings on the cliff walls of the Yu Mountain, and Qigong Clan Hall.

Fuzhou has been a commercial port since the 6th century AD specializing in the export of tea, timbers, paper, dried bamboo shoots, mushrooms, and sugar. Well-known handicrafts are lacquer ware, sculptures of Shoushan stone, paper umbrellas, combs, wooden sculptures, wooden pictures and ceramic statues.

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Best Time to Visit

 

Fuzhou gets close to East China Sea, belongs to the warm and wet subtropics maritime climate, the weather is warmer, the average air temperature of year is 19.6 , the volume of rain is abundant. It is cooler and rainy in Fuzhou from March to April, the visitors can wear the woolen sweater, the cotton hair trousers and coats; it is summers from May to September, you should wear the cool well ventilated clothes; It is autumn from October to November, you need wear the single dress or thin sweaters; it is winter from December to the next February, you must wear the thick sweaters and dress. There are often thundershowers and typhoons from May to August; it is the season of typhoon in June, July and August, there must be the heavy rain or rain-storms after typhoon.

The best season when you go to travel in Fuzhou is autumn and winter, then the sunlight is bright and beautiful there, the trees are evergreen, one parties Yugoslavia landscape, the northern visitors are particularly fit.

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Food & Drink
Fotiaoqiang Shixiangzhui sparerib Fish ball
Guobianhu Libing Qianyegao

Fotiaoqiang
It is said that in the late Qing Dynasty, the wife of shop-owner of Guanqianzhuang in Yangqiaoxiang in Fuzhou was a person of Zhejiang, she had the research to the cooking technical skill. One day, the boss of Guanqianzhuang entertained Zhou Lian, the wife of shop-owner descended in the kitchen in person, cheese to use 20 various raw materials like chicken, duck, tripe, pig feet, mutton, the cuttlefish stem...etc., packed into the Shaoxing wine-jar along together, covered strictly, used the thick flavor of the light fire to boil the food of the joss-stick. Zhou Lian was full of praise after taste. After the event, Zhou Lian took the kitchen called Zheng Chunfa and ascended the door to beg to teach. Under the guidances of the wife of shop-owner, Zheng Chunfa comprehended the profound mystery to cook. Zheng Chunfa took into the adjustment in using to anticipate at the time of in the wake ofly it cooking the method, used the more seafood, used the little meat, made the boiled food not get fed up with, it was more tasty. He sold this dish in the city. A day, a few scholars and writers gathered together to drink and taste in the Juchunyuan, Zheng Chunfa took out this dish, when the cover was opened up, it was very joss-stick, it made person infatuate with. The people tasted it with relish and were full of praise. Someone of them asked that what name the dish was. Zheng answered that he didn't yet choose name. The people took advantage to sing a hymn to make to endow with, someone said that joss-stick float everywhere, the smells leave to jump the wall come to the .. " the scholars and writers claped hands to call strange. From then, the abbreviation of the Fotiaoqiang of this poetry became positive of this dish then.

Shixiangzhui sparerib
Its quality is crispy, loose and soft, sour, sweet and proper; the flavor is superb and heavy.
Method for making: Chop the backbone of the pig fillet to the greater half, cut into slices, clap with the knife surface, then use the back of knife horizontal keep heavy to clap 3 times, and then use the edge of knife to face in the meat up horizontal keep to order lightly, cut into relationships with the blood finally. The water chestnut is cut into slices, put along together with the fillet bone in the bowl; join the dry starch and little clear water to grasp starch evenly well. Spring onion rice, garlic, sauce, refined sugar, fragrant vinegar, ketchup, curry sauce, sesame sauce, monosodium glutamate, the soup, orange are all put into the small basin, mix evenly to adjust Zhui juice. When fillet bone and the water chestnut slice are put along together into the pot to fry to the golden color, rise them to go to the oil, pour into in Zhui juice, turn over bottom several times to pack the dish to become namely.

The litchi meat
The litchi abounds in Fujian, the litchi is been famous for its color, joss-stick, form, flavor. The litchi meat is a kind of traditional taste dish which uses the litchi great reputation exactly to make copy of its form with the pork. This chopper work is delicate, cooking is compactness, and it is sour, sweet, fresh and beautiful, slippery smooth good to eat.

Method for making: Cut the lean pork into pieces, chisel the ten word in each meat, then cut into the inclined form piece respectively, then grasp with the wet starch along together with the water chestnut slice the pig meat, white sauce, refined sugar, fragrant vinegar, the soup, monosodium glutamate, ketchup, sesame oil, wet starch adjust juice. Put the meat piece and the water chestnut slices that the syrup likes along together in the oil pan, stir to spread to turn over to fry, wait the meat pieces to present the litchi form, pour in to leak to go to the oil. Pack the dish garlic, the spring onion segment in the oil pan to fry, then pour into the juice to hang up to boil, then put the litchi meat fried, the water chestnut slices, turn over to fry several bottom namely to become.

Fish ball
A light repast that person of Fuzhou often eat has the special features with wrap the heart contain farcing. Make it with the fresh fish of the shark and eel, take out bone, wash clearly, chop to become the fish ball sauce; join the brine in harmony in different times, then join the dry starch, mix fish thick soup form. At the same time, choose the pork to chop to become sauce, cut the shrimp stem to pieces, and adjust into the sauce, monosodium glutamate, spring onion to wait in vain to make the farcing. While wrapping to make, should use the fish ball especially made, take the farcing to wrap in the fish thick soup, knead the glomeration by hand, put in the basin full clear water, and put the pot having cold water to cook with the tiny fire. Raise the food to cool in the bamboo basket. The soup of fish ball require much attention, the condiment is seasoning, they contain the spring onion white, hemp seed oil, the shrimp oil...etc. The fish balls float on the stock for cooking, completely clear, the stars orders the point, is prized for seven-star fish ball.

Guobianhu
This light repast has already had the history of more than 400 years in Fuzhou, because of many ingredients, the quality is soft and delicate, it is delicious, tasty, and utility and welcome among the people deeply. Soak rice with the clear water for 2 hours to 3 hours, add the clear water to whet rice and peanut milk, add the refined salt to wait to use. After black mushrooms and the laver water deliver, cut the black mushrooms into the thin, cut the spring onion into slices, cut the garlic into segments. Put the spring onion white and garlic in the panslightly to boil, then put pork, the water black mushrooms, laver and the shrimp skin together into pot, add the clear water to burn familiar of 70%, put on the peanut oil in the side of pan, ladle up the rice and peanut milk to follow a side with the bowl even sprinkle a round, cover the pot cover, when see rice and peanut milk on the pot side turn rise, use the shovel to go into a spade of rice in the pot, then add just right amount of clear water, depend on the up method sprinkles to finish 3 times to 4 times separately. Before sprinkling the last rice and peanut milk, adjust into the fish soup, threw in the monosodium glutamate, spring onion bead, the garlic segment after cook then raise the pot.

Libing
It is disc-shaped, the color is yellow, the hull is joss-stick, the flavor is beautiful, it is one of the breakfasts that citizenry of Fuzhou have in common; it is popular for hundreds of years. The skins of finished products are crispy, the farcing is fresh and beautiful, and the color is golden. Immerse rice, soybean respectively with the water for 3 hours to 4 hours, add water to become the thick syrup, join the refined salt to wait to use after mix evenly. The pork is chopped to be stuffing, the spring onion is cut the bead form, adjust farcing with the sauce, the oyster meat is washed clearly and drip. Put the iron spoon specially made into the oil pan and heat, take the half spoon to anticipate the syrup to pour into the hot spoon, put the rice and peanut milk on the meat stuffing, cover one spoon of rice and peanut milk again, put into the oil pan, get while frying to a round flat cake to face to present the golden color, drip the oil.

Hongshanqiao Guangbing
In 1562, the Japanese invaders infringed upon Fukien distinctly, Qi Jiguang received order to go into Fujian to destroy the enemy, got to complete victory greatly. Before the Qi's soldiers go in south, in order to made march quickly, they made into a round flat cake with the flour, dogged one bore in the center, the string hanged in the warriors' body, which were taken as the marched dry ration food. People of Fuzhou make copy competitively in order to be in honor of Qi's a signal feat, call it as the Guangbing, become a habit, become the favorite food of people of Fuzhou. When make the Guangbing use fried pot firstly, later change into the Tie stove, make the Guangbing be joss-stick, loose and delicious. The Hongshanqiao is a land-and-water transportation main route of Fuzhou, the friendly intercourse of persons are many, the price of Guangbing is low and it can bear hungry, so people who buy it are too many, supply falls short of demand every day, they make and sell at the same time, feel hot when hand over it, it is more welcome by buyers. So it spreads fame the far and near.

Qianyegao
Choose the medium flour to make into dessert. It has many layers and is beautiful, oil joss-stick soft smooth, the entrance melt. Join the leaven, refined sugar, clear water into the flour and become the pasta, press the flour for about 2 hours, add the lye to crumple evenly again. The fatty fat meats are cut into pieces to put into the soup pot, cook with the prosperous fire to rise, then cut into the thin fat meat slices. Make the flour to become a slice, become one level farcing towards fold, on the part put one layer of fat meat slice, again put one layer of refined sugar, make in the same way can get 3 layers farcings and 4 levels. Qianyegao generally is made into 8 layers to 12 levels, the made-up cakes are put into the steamer, steaming with the prosperous fire familiar, take out square or rhombus, then become.

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Fruit
Blessing Oranges Litchi longyan

Blessing Oranges
It is one of the six famous fruits of Fujian. The suburban area and Minqing are the main place of production. It was very famous in Ming Dynasty, called Zhu Orange at that time, the fruit is disc-shaped, each bout is 100 grams heavy, the color is fresh and red, the skin is thin and meat is much, the flavors is sweet and tiny sour, smooth and bear to keep. In addition to be beautiful, sweet and tastily good to early, it still implies glucose and various vitamins, especially the vitamin C content is more, it is good assistance food of invalidism. Its skin, pit, Luo all are Chinese herbal medicine, have the efficacy of medicine. Make into a round flat cake of orange which the effect of turning the phlegm town to cough. Because it assigns name to with the blessing word, orange is again with the Ji same sound, so it is enjoyed the favor. The old customs of Fuzhou, when Chinese New Year's Day, the every family opens the door to all put a few blessing oranges outside the door, allow the kids to go to pick them, symbolizing to open a great luck.

Loquat
It belongs to the rambling rose section, is often green and small tall tree. The fruit spheroid or oval, orange or thin orange. It is pleased with warm and wetness, fit to grow in the shade, use the dibble and get married to connect or layering etc. to breed. Be produced in western region of Chinese Hubei and Chongqing at first, are educated most prosperous in Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangsu etc. It is one of the six famous fruits of Fukien, the species are rather many, the region of Fuzhou is widely to plant, the fruit provides to living the food outside, can be made into the canned food. The tree provides to appreciate; the flowers are good source of sweet. The Chinese medicine learn up to go into the medicine with the leaves, sex is even, flavor is bitterness, pure lung of function next the spirit, and stomach decline negative, mainly cures the lung hot cough, vomit negative etc.

Lotus Lee
It is a kind of fruit, there are still rouge Lee, Nauli etc. It is one of the famous products of Fuzhou, are educated for a thousand years, Yongtai Country which is the country of Li fruit is most famous. The fruit is circular, the skin is pale green color, the flesh of fruits is deeply red, it is sweet, sour and proper, the quality is best; Average single fruit is 50 grams heavy, is mature in July, it can fresh food, also can be processed to various sweetmeat.

Litchi
Its nickname is Danli, is one of the six famous fruits of Fujian. The age of tree is long, the yield is high, the greenery cover, the trees' hats are beautiful, the fruits' skins are thin, the pit is small, the meat is thick, the juice is much, it is pure sweet and good to eat. It was listed as the contribution after Tang Dynasty. Cai Xiang's« the litchi table » in Song Dynasty said Fuzhou was most, but the Xinghua which is Putian City now the most unusual, the Quanzhang was as well well-known. The litchi of Fuzhou are planted at most, there are dozens of kinds like Lianggonghong, Honglu, Chenzi etc. When big and hot solar division they appear on market, it is the most prosperous. The Xiafanzhi in Fuqing is most valuable, the quality is good, it is late familiar, become the famous fruit in the markets of HongKong and Macau. In addition to the fresh fruit should be in the markets, the fruit can also be processed, dried in the sun, made wine and make into the can with meticulous care and sold everyplace far.

Longyan
It is also called the dried longan, is one of the six famous fruits of Fujian. There is the history of planting longan for a thousand years in the region of Fuzhou. The trees are often green; the tree hats are high and big. The fresh longan, its circle likes bead, its red likes pill of gold, its meat likes glass, its pit likes black paint, the flesh of fruits is fresh and delicate, the juice is sweet, and the nourishment is abundant. Honghezi, Bianxiabang etc. of the suburban area are famous kinds. They abound in Fuqing, Minhou, Jiaoqu etc. The dried longan meat which are made of the fresh longan is a valuable tonic, which has the effect that open the stomach and repair to grow in wisdom falsely, can cure the disease weak and anemic Wei Huang, nervous prostration, the postnatal period anemia etc.

Olives
It is called the blessing fruit and green fruit again, is one of the six famous fruits of Fukien. « foreign body ambition of Nan-chou » in the period of Three Kingdoms wrote, the history of planting is long. They mainly are produced in Minhou, Minqing, Yongtai etc. There are many famous species like the Tanxiang, Dingxiang, Huiyuan, Zilaiyuan, Changying etc. The olives present the spindle form, is green, after mature present the thin yellow. The fruit form is pretty, the color is fresh and smooth, the meat is thick and pit is small. Eat to start acerbity then sweet behind, chew more and more fragrant, enjoy in retrospect endless, eliminate the effect of eat the pure lung benefit larynx. In addition to livening to eat, the olives can also be used the salt pickle to become the salty olives, use the condiments like the sugar, honey, five joss-stick etc. to process sweet and great tasty of five flat olives, licorice olives, sweetmeat olives, fragrant olives, sandalwood olives, lilac olives, salty fruit...etc. and sold in the world.

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Shopping
shopping center shopping center shopping center

Fuzhou is the national craft art point production area, for hundreds of years, the handicraft products like the Tuotai lacquers, stone carvings of Shou Mountain, gold and silver jewelries, the cork paintings, china, shell carvings, Zhishanjiaoshu etc. are elegant and incomparable, dumping the Chinese and Foreign visitors.

Some more famous shopping places

Dongbai Group Incorporated CompanY of FuJIAn
It belongs to the Drum Building District.
Address: No.84 - 88 of 817 North Road of Fuzhou City
Environment: It locates in the prosperous center which is the corner of East Street in Fuzhou City, is the biggest comprehensive building currently in the province, the market area amounts to 45000 square meters, repaired cultured and luxurily, is a comprehensive building which gathers shopping, amusement, dining, guest house, office building and several service functions of postal service communication, bank...etc. as integral whole.

Xinhuadu Shopping Square
It belongs to the Drum Building District
Address: No.162 of Wusi Road in the city Environment: It locates in the prosperous district of Wusi Road in Fuzhou City, is the first one-stop large shopping square of Fujian Province, the conducted brands cover all aspects of clothes, food, living and walking. Not only the market scale but also the management method of Xinhuadu Shopping Square are the first in Fujian.

Hulian Business Building of Fuzhou
It belongs to the Tai River District
Address: No.125 of Tai River Road in Fuzhou City
Environment: It locates in the Tai River Road of Fuzhou City, has 15 layers, the total building area is 22700 square meters, is economic entity which Chinese Department of Commerce is juxtaposed into towards following the sea to open the city investment and unify to assign name, is one of the members of Hualian Group, is listed in the national and large general merchandise retail the business enterprise trade consociation meeting member's unit in the whole country.

Federal Marketplace of Fuzhou
It belongs to the Tai River District
Address: No.47 of Wuyi Medium Road in Fuzhou, the Railroad Mansion
Environment: It gathers together the domestic international well-known brands and selling particularly, such as Zuodannu, Bannilu, Shenma, Meitesi, Bangwei etc., is the best whereabouts of dress for the young men and women.

Special Features Special Features features

Special features merchandise of Fuzhou

The Tuotai lacquers
It is one of the three treasures of Fuzhou, the quality is agile and prison, the shape is ancient and generous, the decorate is abundant and colorful, the products contain the whets paint paintings, screens, vases, tea vessels, smoke vessels, stationeries etc. Since 1898 it got the gold prize on the international exposition for many times.

The stone carvings of Shou Mountain: It is one of the three treasures of Fuzhou, takes the stone in Shou Mountain as raw material, like Tianghuang, Tianhong, Manaodong, Shuijingdong, Tianlandong etc. to make official seals, cigarette cases, vases, stationeries and person landscapes, animals, flowers etc.

ood paintings
WIt is one of the three treasures of Fuzhou, take the skin of bolting as the material, the quick knife makes the paintings, glues to become the pavilions, terraces and buildings, trees, flowers and grasses, small bridges, flowing water, the curving corridor winding path and the persons, birds, monster, to hanging screens, the small pieces etc.

Wood carvings
Become the Shouxing, fairy maiden, ancient monster, flowers and birds...etc. with wood of the Longyan, Huangyang Jin...etc., the image is ancient and generous, crude and uncivilized and interesting and novel.

Shell carvings
Make use of the shell resources, make into the paintings, lacquers and smoke boxes, dishes, boxes, the set bottle etc., the rilievo become the shell paintings like the landscape of flowers and birds etc., they are rich in beauty.

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Attractions
pingtan island gulang island west lake
jinshan temple xishan temple shigu famous mountain

The West Lake in Fuzhou
It locates in the northwest of the downtown, was opened to dig in 282, and has the history of more than one thousand years. The nature lakes and mountains are beautiful, there are special places. Patriotic poet's Xin Qiji to swim to have the bosom Prime Minister West Lake in three mountain rains through start in once wrote that the smoke rain is partial to the proper sunny better; about the west did not get married. Follow the front door, grow the dike to lay the wave, the weeping willow clips the way, two lake fronts curving corridor water, embellish the rockery that the artificial become, form a pleasant contrast.

Pingtan Island or Haitan Island
The Pingtan Island is the fifth island of our country, the biggest island in Fukien, on the island often" the east comes to misty hill atmosphere widespread", also called the Donglan. It is apart 128 kilometers of Fuzhou. The coast of the whole island turns and twists, the shore line is 408 kilometers long, more than 100 kilometers of it is high-quality sea sandy beaches. The three great ocean strand sandy beaches which are Changjiangao, Haitan Gulf and Tannan Gulf are in the north, east and south of the Pingtan Island, the sand quality is thin and white, the sea water is clean and blue, meet the provision requests of the seashore tour sandy beach, and the area is big, linking mutually, there are the shelter forest behind of them, there are the group of islands cay in the sea, the combination condition is good.

The sandy beaches of Tannan Gulf and the Haitan Gulf are about 40 kilometers long, each visitor owns 3 square meters seashore sandy beach calculations equally, and they can accept above 1,200,000 people, it is one of the biggest seashore bath field that is local to be discovered currently. The sea eclipse geography of Pingtan Island is number one in the world. The sea eclipse precipices, sea eclipse holes, sea eclipse caves, sea eclipse terraces, the sea eclipse ranks etc. on the islands are numerous and densely spread out, the appearance is each different, or embrace the bead such as a dragon" the dolphin drama water, jump in the sky; Or stab the day such as the benefit crocodile, can't block; Or if the sea turtle debarkation, flutter to walk slowly the . form absolute being and have, lifelike, it makes visitors sigh for the view.

Jiuxian Mountain and Baita Temple
Yu Mountain is called Jiuxian Mountain again, is one of the three mountains in the city of Fuzhou, and stands division into three with Wushi Mountain and Ping Mountain. In order to recover the famous spot historic monuments in the sight-see area, they plant trees and floriculture, fix to set up the highway to climb mountain, establish the library, the exhibition building, art museum etc., it becomes the good place of the rest tour of people, ascend the Aoding Peak, you can be fulfill to accept the far or near scenery of Fuzhou in the eye bottom.

There is the famous Baita Temple in the west of Yu Mountain, which was established by WEang Shenzhi who was Min King in 905 A.D. The white tower is 41 meters high, is the tallest ancient building of Fuzhou. There is the Fayu Hall in the Baita Temple where Yan Fu who was a enlightenment thinker in the modern age once studied. There is a stone path which can lead to the Qigong Temple in the east of Baita Temple; there is a Pingyuan Set, Zhishi Station and Penglaige etc. in the ancestral temple.

Along the climbing mountain highway to turn east, pass the Wangzhou Rock to get the Jiuxianguan which is the biggest temple in Whole Mountain. This Taoist temple was set up in 1104 A.D. From the Qi Ancestral Temple to the Aoding Peak, you can also appreciate the rocky cliff since Sung Dynasty to engrave more than 100 places on the way. The Aoding Peak is a ridge that was connected with a few of rocks, is the tallest place that is 52 meters of the Yu Mountain.

Xichan Temple
The Xichan Temple is called Changqing Temple again, locates in Yongqin of Qia Mountain which is outside of the west gate of this city, gets close to the University of Fuzhou, and is one of the five greatest monasteries in Fujian. Li Ruo built up the Chongxuguan firstly here from 785 to 805.In 867 A.D., Li Jingwen set up the temple here, cheese name to be Qingchan Temple, later was changed Yanshou Temple. About in 932, Wang Yanjun who was Min King begged to change to be Changqing Temple.

The history of Xichan Temple is long, experienced successively to be built and discarded; most of the buildings of now were rebuilt in the period of Guangxu in Qing Dynasty. The Fo Tower which was lately set up with concrete and has 15 layers is 61 meters high, is the existing tallest Fo tower in our country. Ascend the tower and take a distant look, three mountains' landscapes are rich in beauty.

The Xichan Temple is known for not only the ancient temple, but also with the litchi.« Fujian province the poem words » says that the litchi of Fuzhou prduced in Xichan Temple is the best, familiar also is the earliest stage. The litchi in Xichan Temple is already exhausted, but the litchi in Xinghuafengting is just familiar. It is regrettable that the ancient litchi was ruined during the period of Cultural Revolution; most of the existing litchi trees are planted in the recent years.

Jinshan Temple
The Jinshan Temple locates on rock in the Wulong River of Hong Pond in the west suburb of Fuzhou. The temple is limited by the geography. Although there are not great palaces or huge statues of Buddhas, they seem to be lovely.

The Jinshan Temple was set up in Song Dynasty firstly, later was ruined by the flood, the existing temple and buildings were rebuilt up in the period of Republic. The left room is called Qiaqiazhai, is the place where Zheng Jingshu who was the anti- Japanese invaders famous general in Ming Dynasty once studied. The right room is called Jiejieshi, it is rumored that Lin Longjiang who was a scholar in Ming Dynasty once borrowed to reside the right books to sign to say. The Jinshan Temple faces the water on all sides, the environment is nice and secluded, entirely different world. Lean on balcony and looking at the distance, the on all sides and bluish green wave is boundless, the sail of boat orders the point, exhausted place in sand bank, the small villages reflects in the forest leaf, dignified a western water color painting.

Shigu famous mountain
The Gu Mountain locates in the east suburb of Fuzhou, in the north Shore of Min River, is apart 8,000 meters of center area of the city. Because there is a big rock on the top of the hill, its form likes a drum, when it rains and winds; there is the voice of drumbeat to spread.

Gu Mountain is a resort that has the history of more than 1,000 years, the main sights take the Yongquan Temple as the center, cent the east, west, south and north four roads, about are 160 views, the cable car cableways of Gu Mountain from the down hospital to 18 views has been already finished now, it is 1100 meters long, the drop is 400 meters.

The Yongquan Temple is in the halfway of Gu Mountain, it is said that it got name because there was a spring which was the Luohan Spring to gush at the frant of the temple. The white jade Wofo is oblated in the temple, in the past hide scriptures, especially the scriptures printed in Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty are all the precious cultural objects, and are known for the southeast thousand years ancient temples of domestic and international. Go to east from the Huilong Pavilion to get the Lingyuan Hole and Heshuiyan. These many precipices are seldom seen in southeast of our country. Ascend the peak of Gu Mountain which is 918 meters high, watch the ocean toeast, one green jade is boundless, various islands like Wuhu, Chuanshi etc. stand erect among the mist-shrouded waters; Watch three mountains in Rong City to west, a river flows to the east, spectacular and changeable scene. It is marvellous to ascend the peak to watch sunrise in the dawn.

18 views of Bodhidharma
It is so called 18 Hole, locates in the west of Yongquan Temple in Gu Mountain and at the foot of the Lion Peak. There is a statue of Bodhidharma which is asout 2 meters high inside the hole. There is a pure spring inside the hole, one stone wall is in front of the hole, the ancients took the righteousness that Bodhidharma faces the wall, called the Bodhidharma Hole. Wei Jie was a poet in the period of Daoguang in Qing Dynasty, accorded to the natural scenery and folk tales here, packed up and wrote 18 views: The Bodhidharma faces the wall to rise the day, the Shanyuanshouxia, Xianrenjuji, Fushouquantu, Pantaomanwu, Yushunchenglin, Yitingduchao, Yuetengpuzhao, Shizixiqiu, Jinchanchudong, Fuhutuojing, Shenlongtingfa, Kaijiaxieyan, Cihangjia, Baxianyandong, Qianfufangong, engraved a stone wall outside the Bodhidharma Hole.

Gulang Island
The strange stones on the top of Gulangyu Hill are great, fold the holes, the sea breeze in the hole rushes toward the faces, voice of wave likes thunder, as a result gets name. The Gulang Island is only 1.81 square kilometers, the island is full of the green tree of islet becoming the shade in the whole year round, the fragrance of flower come into nostrils, was prized as the garden on the sea. There is no vehicle here, anyone arrives here to walk by two legs.

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Transportation

The transportation of Fuzhou is very convenient, the highways can go directly to more than 30 counties and cities inside the province, and get close to each province mutually; The railroad follows the Waifu line, links up the national railway network by the Yingxia line; they have already developed the airlines to Haerbin, Changchun, Shenyang, Dalian, Lanzhou, Xian, Chengdu, Guiyang, Chongqing, Kunming, Guilin, Guangzhou, Haikou, Beijing, Tianjin, Taiyuan, Qingdao, Zhengzhou, Jinan, Changsha, Wuhan, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Shanghai, Hefei, Huang Mountain, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Nanchang, Wuyi Mountain, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Macau and sea the flight lines to go directly to Zhejiang, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok etc.

Airport

Fuzhou has air links to most other major Chinese cities. Airport an hour from town, 20 RMB by bus. You can get the bus at the Apollo Hotel. There are also complimentary shuttles to the Apollo Hotel from other places such as the Min Jiang Hotel. Shared taxis also go from there, at around 25 RMB. A private taxi would be at least 100, likely more unless you haggle well.

The Changle International Airport in Fuzhou is apart 47 kilometers from the downtown, the first phase of construction have already been finished, and the turnover travellers of year can amount to 15,000,000 people. Fuzhou has already opened to navigation with 40 domestic cities, there are roundtrip flights to fly to Bejing, Changsha, Chengdu, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Kunming, Xiamen, Nanchang, Shenzhen, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Hong Kong, Macau etc. every day.

Railway
The train station of Fuzhou locates in the north of the downtown of Fuzhou, is at the most north corner in Linhua Road, you can get it to take the buses of 5, 17, 20, 26, 51, 821, 905, 917, 949, 951 roads and the special line of Asia, west two wreath special line and the agriculture university lines. The station in Fuzhou connects with the national railway networks, the trains can go everyplace in the whole country.

Road
They are unimpeded and convenient, the passenger transportation is flourishing, there are more than 300 numbers of long distance automobile to leave for Wenzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and more than 30 counties and cities inside the province everyday.

By bus
Direct overnight buses to/from Hong Kong, Shenzhen or Guangzhou exist, with sleeping bunks. It is usually worth the extra for comfort.

Water Carriage
The Min River's flight path of Fuzhou Harbor reaches up in Nanping, down in Mawei, the sea passengers liners in Mawei Harbor can reach to the Putuo Mountain, Ningbo etc.

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