Fujian is a well-known China province, where undulating mountains and coastal cities sit side by side on the South China Sea. The capital city, Fuzhou, is home to centuries of Chinese dynasty history, while port towns offer inviting seaside promenades, offshore islands showcase natural splendours and revered temples dot the coastline.
Things to do
Many visitors to the Fujian province flock to Xiamen, a charming port city with the alluring South Putuo Temple, which showcases Tang dynasty-era Buddhist architecture and relics. You can also visit the Xiamen Botanical Garden, which is positioned in the middle of Wanshi Mountain and features 4.5 square kilometres of themed gardens, including The World of Cactus and The Hundred Flowers Hall.
If you’re spending time in the capital city of Fuzhou, don’t miss the seeing the adorable pandas at Fuzhou Panda World or the brilliant hedge sculptures at West Lake Park. This city also boasts a number of family-friendly theme parks in Zuohai Park, including Happy Paradise and Jingxian Canyon, along with Zuohai Park Underwater World.
Want to explore some of Fujian’s islands? Make a beeline for Gǔlàng Yǔ, a popular getaway destination with turn-of-the-20th-century architecture and scenic beaches. It’s also a hotspot for fresh seafood and cultural music performances at Gulangyu Concert Hall.
Those looking for a unique slice of history should head to the Tianluokeng tulou cluster, which boasts unique mountainous architecture called “Earth buildings”. These unique enclosed buildings have thick earth walls, five-storey wooden frames and a doughnut-like appearance. They have been standing for over 700 years.
Fujian is best accessed by flying into Fuzhou Changle International Airport or Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport. The cities within Fujian are well-connected via high-speed trains, well-maintained highways and domestic flights, while islands are easily accessed using ferries. You can get around most cities using buses or taxis.