The most popular attraction in Fuzhou is indisputably Gushan - the Drum Hill, resting on the northern shores of Minjiang River. A massive natural rock formation in the shape of a drum is perched at the hilltop, where it simulates the percussion effect during a downpour.
Visitors can hike up the mountain, absorbing the stunning scenery and pristine natural landscape surrounding the 1,800-meter long trail.
West Lake Park
Located in the northwest of the city, West Lake Park sprawls over an area of 45 hectares, while its pristine lake occupies about 30 hectares. The park shelters beautiful gardens, islets and bridges.
With a history of more than 1,700 years, West Lake Park has three islets namely Yao Jiao Island, Xie Ping Island and Kaihua Island. Walkways of the park are straddled by peach trees wrapped with blossoms in all sorts of pink hues. There are many willow trees and they also adorn the entrance of the West Lake Park.
Another attraction is the stretches of alluring tulip gardens filled with bright crimson, yellow and pink tulips in full bloom.
Yu Shan Scenic Area
In the heart of Fuzhou facing the Wushan Hill (Wu Hill) rests the 58.6-meter-tall Yushan Hill (Yu Hill / Nine-Immortal Hill) sprawling over an area of 11.9 hectares.
The area is full of scenic backdrops dotted with religious and historical landmarks. This picturesque tourist sight of Fuzhou resembles a gigantic turtle.
The White Pagoda, a 7-tiered octagonal tower, is an ideal observation deck for visitors to capture a bird’s eye view of the breathtaking cityscape of Fuzhou. During the festive season, the twin pagodas create a spectacular sight when they are illumined with traditional lamps.
Located in Xindian Town, Jin’an disctrict, Fuzhou Zoo occupies an area of 815 acres and fosters 1000 animals of 150 species.