Fuzhou is the capital city of Fujian province. Situated in the eastern part of Fujianprovince the city is the economy, politics, culture and transport center of the province. Fuzhou is both a historic and a cultural city with an over two-thousand-year of history and in 908. 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.
In this coastal city that open to the foreign countries you will definitely have a nice trip amidst the beautiful sceneries.
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Best Season of Fuzhou Tour
Fuzhou has a warm and humid subtropical monsoon climate. Winter is short and summer is long. There will be some typhoon during July to September. Weather in spring is changeable and rainy. Autumn is pleasant in Fuzhou, the weather will be sunny and comfortable, hence the best time to visit this city is autumn. Winter in Fuzhou is cold but not fiercely cold. The weather is relatively nice, too.
Time Zone: East 8 time zone
Clothes and other Staffs to Pack
There will be some rain in spring as mentioned, take an umbrella incase of the rain and the climate is always changeable, prepare a coat or a light sweater will be fine. Summer is hot and sunny; bring thin clothes such as shorts, skirts and T-shirts. Winter is the coldest season in a year, make sure to bring a sweater and coat to keep warm. Don’t forget to wear a pair of comfortable shoes. They will be necessary in any time when you go out for sightseeing or shopping.
Accommodation of Fuzhou Tour
Fuzhou boasts more than eighty hotels for travelers. Accommodations including five stars to three stars are all included. They can meet the needs of all kinds of travelers.Budget hotelsare also available for the backpackers. All the hotels include some budget hotels are completely facilitated and with elegant designation, even you are stay in a small hotel the services will also be great. It is recommended that visitors make reservation in advance in the tourist season.
Traffic: Ways to Get in Fuzhou
--Situated in the southeast Zhanggang Town Fuzhou Changle International Airport is a modern, seashore based international airport. There are now more than 80 domestic and international airlines to approximately 55 cities. Domestic services include flights from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Jinan, Shenyang, Harbin, Chongqing, Chengdu, Zhengzhou, Kunming, Haikou, Urumqi and Xian, etc. International services include flights from Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Osaka to Fuzhou City. There are also flights from Hong Kong and Macau.
--Fuzhou Railway Station is located at the north part of Fuzhou downtown area. There are trains to many major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Zhengzhou, Nanjing, Nanchang, Guiyang, Changsha, Hefei, Chengdu, Chongqing and Shenzhen. Trains will also be convenient and cozy transport for travel.
Internal Transport: Traveling by bus is very convenient in Fuzhou. It is the most economic way to get around the city. Ticket price is usually 1 RMB.
There are approximate four thousand taxis in Fuzhou. Most of them are Santana and Fukang. The cost is generally the same among the large and middle sized cities. They are faster and more privacy for travel.
Fuzhou Tour Tips
Time: Better avoid the period from May 1 to May 7 and October 1 to October 7 because there is long national vacation in China, it will be so crowd in Fuzhou and also all around the nation, so pick a good time outside that.
Food: Fuzhou food is belonging to Min Cuisine. It is a feature of Fujian province and is one of the eight major cuisines of China. Fuzhou cuisines are famous for its savory sauces. These sauces are mild and of a sweet and sour nature and together with meats and vegetables. Famous dishes that visitors should try are Fo Tiao Qiang, Ji Tang Tun Hai Bang, Li Zhi Rou, Yu Ni, fish ball, taro paste, dried meat floss, scallion meat pie, egg roll, etc. The vegetable plates in Fuzhou is also very famous, they are made of gluten, skin of soya-bean milk, bamboo shoot, mushroom and agarics, etc.
You can find authentic dishes in Juchunquan Restaurant. There are some other specific snacks in Fuzhou such as fish ball, taro paste, driedmeat floss, scallion meat pie, egg roll, etc. A snack bar called Weizhongwei can serve you these various traditional snacks. The most popular snack bar in Fuzhou is Shaxian county snack bar, which are famous for its noodles served with soy sauce, simmered soup in jars, fish balls and won ton.
--Some other famous restaurant to recommend:
Antai Lou Restaurant (No.39 Jibi Lu)
Lao Fuzhou Restaurant (No.8 Shengfu Lu)
Rong Cheng Lao Jie
Water: Tap water in the hotel could not be drink directly.
·What to buy?
Fuzhou is the capital of Fujian province, as the economic center of the province Fuzhou has many local products and shopping places to develop its tourism industry. Traditional handicrafts such as bodiless lacquer ware, Shou Mountain stone carvings and Fuzhou cork pictures are all well known for their aesthetic beauty and craftsmanship. Together they make up the ''Three Treasures of Fuzhou''. Fruits in Fuzhou are also special for its subtropical location. Tangerines, litchi, loquats and longans are the local fruits in the city. Wulong tea and Tieguanyin are very popular in all the country. Those are all good things to bring home for the keepsake of your Fuzhou Tour.
·Where to buy?
Travelers can buy local staffs in many shopping area such as Dongjiekou Shopping District, Wuyi Road Shopping District, Bayiqi Road Shopping District, Taijiang Road Shopping District, Zhongzhou Island Shopping District, Zhongting Commercial Street and Cha Ting Commercial Street. Fashion clothing markets include Fuzhou Clothing, Shoes and Hat Market and Antai Center Night Market.
--Here are some shopping places to recommend:
Xinhuadu Shopping Square (No.162 Wusi Lu)
Fuzhou Hualian (No.125 Taijiang Lu)
Fuzhou Lianbang Emporium (No.47 Wuyi Zhong Lu)
Fuzhou Da Li Jia Branch of Wal-Mart Shopping Square (No.169 Wuyi Zhong Lu)
Fuzhou Great Wall Branch of Wal-Mart Shopping Square (No.615 Liuyi Bei Lu)
Festivals and Customs: Festivals and customs in Fuzhou are almost the same with traditional Chinese festivals and customs. Spring Festival, Lantern Festival in January 15 on the lunar calendar, Tomb Sweeping Day, Dragon Boast Festival on the 5th day of the fifth month in Chinese lunar calendar, Mid-Autumn Festival on August 15 in the lunar calendar and Double Nine Festival on the ninth day of the ninth of Chinese lunar month will all be celebrated in Fuzhou.
Recreation in Fuzhou
Fuzhou is a prosperous city in Fujian province. It is known as a city of hot spring. Except go sightseeing and shopping travelers have so many ways to relax in Fuzhou such as visiting pubs, clubs, cafes and teahouses, bathing in a hot spring. Those will all be nice way for relax. The traditional folk entertainment activity is quite popular among the local people. Fuzhou Pinghua and Fuzhou Opera are considered as the most popular. Xianfuge Tea house, Xin Jiazu Entertainment City and Shengfu Auditorium Cinema are all good places for watching performances and have a cup of tea in Fuzhou. Moreover, good hot spring can be found in Fuzhou International Golden Hot Spring Resort in 30 Middle Beihuan Road of the city. It is the largest hot spring resort in Fuzhou and will offering bathing in hot spring, swimming and fitness equipment for visitors.
Bars and clubs are also popular among young people. Here are some good ones to recommend:
Hongse Jingjie Disco Bar (No.69 Gudong Lu, Gu Lou Qu)
Xin Jiazu Entertainment City (No.73 Jiaotong Lu, Taijiang Qu)
Red Mill Bar (No.19 Jingtai Lu, Gu Lou Qu)
Haoyoulai Music Bar (No.20 Bayiqi Bei Lu)
Must-see Attractions of Fuzhou Tour
Hakka Earth House: The Hakka buildings is located in southwest of Fuzhou. They are constructed mainly in the Ming and Qing dynasties by groups of the Hakka Chinese minority who originated in northern China. Due to its special architecture style it has been listed as a historic collection. Looking from inside the houses seem more like amphitheatres as the balconied tiers all look into the centre and a sloping roof keeps the rain and sun off. While from outside, the buildings covered in thick layers of fire-resistant rammed earth and local materials, they are as many forts as houses, and were designed to keep out bandits and wild animals and the shape is just like a circle. It is such a special building you should visit in Fuzhou.
Three Lanes and Seven Alleys: The Three Lanes and Seven Alleys is a general name for the ten lanes and alleys on Nanhou Street from north to south. The Three Lanes include Yimian lane, Wenru lane and Guanglu lane, and the Seven Alleys include Yangqiao alley, Langguan alley, Anmin alley, Yellow alley, Tower alley, Palace alley and Jipi alley. You can see criss-crossed lanes paved with flagstone and the delicate tiled houses with white walls. In most of the houses, there are pavilions, gardens, fake mountains, flowers and grasses. It has become one of the important symbols of the ancient city, the most famous is the block called Three Lanes and Seven Alleys.
Qingyunshan Mounatin Scenic Area: It is located in Linglu Town in Yongtai County of Fuzhou. As a key national site, the area encompasses nine mountains which stretch a kilometer into the sky and nine rivers flowing through deep canyons as well as cliffs, valleys, waterfalls and springs. Some worth seeing attraction spots in this mountain are Jiutian Waterfall Water Curtain Palace (Shuiliangong) - Asia’s biggest step-waterfall - and the Yuntian Stone Corridor, which is the highest stone corridor in Fujian province and has exceptional views over the surrounding mountain scenery.
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