Fuzhou is the capital city of the province of Fujian, China situated along the north-east coast. The area is considered a part of the cultural region of Minding encompassing the country of Ningde. This jointly residential and commercial area is highly regarded for its unique provision of local amenities to tourist populations.
Features of the city include a remarkable cuisine palate specific to the region, providing a distinct umami taste to lightly flavoured dishes. Notable street foods include fish balls, rice scroll soup and gong pian. In addition to food, Fuzhou is regarded for its emphasis on opera and cultural attractions include Lin Zexu Memorial Hall, Hualin Temple, and Saint Dominic's Cathedral and many parks serve as recreational opportunities.
The Fuzhou Changle International Airport persists as the primary aviation hub for the area. The Wenzhou–Fuzhou and Fuzhou–Xiamen Railways connect the city to surrounding regions and the Nanping–Fuzhou Railway and Xiangtang–Putian Railways route to local destinations. The Fuzhou Seaport is also a growing hub for water traffic.
Dating back more than 2000 years, the city of Fuzhou was initially constructed by the descendant of Goujian. The city became the capital of the Fujian Province during the Yuan Dynasty.