Living in Fuzhou
Set around the starting harbor of Slik Road, Fuzhou is home to beautiful beaches, warm people, various Chinese traditional art and buildings, delicious fresh food, and a full calendar of exciting events and festivals.
Fuzhou is a dynamic and culturally diverse global city, welcoming to people from all over the world.
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Fuzhou is the capital city of Fujian Province, located on China’s southeastern coast. With along tradition as a coastal port and shipbuilding center, Fuzhou is the major coastal city between Hong Kong and Shanghai. It is known as “Banyan Town” after the subtropical banyan trees planted there since the Song dynasty. As the central city of a province with many ethnic and linguistic links to Taiwan, Fuzhou has benefited from cross-strait investment and is today a major commercial and manufacturing center.
Fuzhou Changle International Airport (FOC) is situated in a sandy area of southeast Zhanggang Town, Changle City, some 50 kilometers (about 31 miles) from the city center, and 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 this city. There are also daily scheduled flights from Hong Kong and Macau.
Fuzhou Changle International Airport Official Website: http://www.fuzhouairport.com.cn/ Airport Express: http://www.panport-fjexpress.com/index.aspx?nodeid=11
Fuzhou Railway Station is the transportation hub of Fujian Province. It is located at the north end of Hualin Lu, in the northern part of the downtown area. This station is connected with the national railway network and operates services to Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Zhengzhou, Nanjing, Nanchang, Guiyang, Changsha, Hefei, Chengdu, Chongqing, and Shenzhen. On June 28th, 2015, high speed trains to Beijing, Wuyishan, Wuyuan, and Shanghai have also turned available here, which has greatly reduced travel time between the two cities. Also there are tourist lines from Nanping, Longyan, Yong'an and Wuyi Shan to this city. Every day, 16 pairs of trains leave and reach this railway station to and from 16 major cities of the country. Apart from the ticket offices set within the railway stations, there are also thirty-eight ticket offices in total all over the city, which greatly facilitate people to choose the nearest to them.
Fuzhou now has Line 1 in service, running between Xiangfeng and South Railway Station. According to the long-term plan, Line 2, Line 3, Line 4, Line 5, Line 6 and Line 7 will form the basic urban rail network. Lines 5 and 7 will travel across the Minjiang River, and line 4 will run across the Wujiang River.See subway maps for reference.
Fuzhou Metro Official Website: http://www.fzmtr.com/ Apps for Fuzhou Metro: 码上行（Mashangxing）:
It is very convenient for tourists to go around the downtown area by bus. The ticket price is CNY1; tourists should ensure they have small change prior to boarding, the price increases to CNY2 from May 15th to Oct 15th if the bus is operating its air conditioning.
Apps for City-Bus 1. Checking City-Bus Route and Real-time Position: MyBusFuJian App: 2. Payment App a) Alipay→City Service b) Green Payment Card: http://www.rcykt.com/
Three Lanes and Seven Alleys
Three Lanes and Seven Alleys(Sanfang Qixiang) is an old block consisting of three lanes and seven alleys. A large number of residences from ancient China sit there. Thus it is called “Architecture Museum”. Through the visit, you can know more about the history and culture of Fuzhou and China.Website: http://www.fzsfqx.com.cn/IndexEn
The national scenic area - Mt. Gu (meaning drum hill in Chinese) is located in the eastern suburb and the evergreen mountain is a famous Buddhist scenic spot, sitting on the north bank of the Min River. It is 17 kilometers (about 10.6 miles) from downtown area. It gained its name from a large rock on the mountaintop shaped like a drum, and during thunderstorms, thunder appeared to emanate from atop the mountain-'drum', hence the name Mt. Gu. From the Song Dynasty (960-1279), there are 500 inscriptions on the cliff face by literates of this time, which is rare in China.
Fuzhou National Forest Park
Situated in the north suburb, 7 kilometers (about 4.3 miles) away from the downtown area, it is one of the ten national forest parks of China. Rare animals and exotic plants, blue water, flowing waterfalls, unusual rocky outcrops and stone carvings coexist in a harmonious blend of natural and manmade sights.Website: http://fzzwy.ftour.org/
Located in the center of downtown area, the same as Mt. Wu, Mt. Yu has been an attraction since the Tang Dynasty (618-907). You can climb up to the White Tower on Mt. Yu, which is facing the Wu Tower on Mt. Wu, to appreciate the panoramic views of the city. White Tower and Wu Tower are the symbol of the city.Website: http://www.fjyushan.com/
West Lake Park
West Lake Park ，situated in the northwest of the city in Hubin Road, is famed for its similarity to West Lake in Hangzhou. It has been a tourist attraction since the Tang Dynasty (618-907). West Lake Park is the most completed ancient garden in the city and is called a pearl of gardens in Fujian Province.
Lin Zexu Memorial Hall
Lin Zexu Memorial Hall,nesting in Macau Road, and established in 1905, exhibits the history of Lin Zexu, a folk hero of China who banned opium-smoking and the opium trade.Website: http://www.linzexu.cn/