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Fuzhou is the rapidly growing capital of Fujian Province, which is located on the scenic coast of southeast China near the island of Taiwan.

Apart from its economic and cultural sway as the region's largest city, Fuzhou is known for its many hot springs and banyan trees that dot the landscape.

Visas

All international travellers require visas although Brunei, Japan, and Singapore passport holders are able to enjoy visa-free access to China for up to 15 days.

Standard 30-day, single-entry visas can be issued in three to five working days from most Chinese embassies, and must be used within three months of the date of issue. Longer visas are often more difficult to obtain.

For further details, consult with your travel agent, China International Travel Service, China Travel Service, or any Chinese embassy or consulate.

View visa requirements from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China


Currency

The Chinese currency is known as renminbi (RMB). Credit cards are accepted in major hotels as well as shopping malls.

Here are the most recent exchange rates for some common currencies.

RMB 1.00 equals:

Exchange Rates Currency
0.19 Australian Dollar (AUD)
0.13 Euro (EUR)
0.1 British Pound (GBP)
1.26 Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
9.98 Indian Rupee (INR)
17.43 Japanese Yen (JPY)
0.2 New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
0.21 Singapore Dollar (SGD)
0.16 US Dollar (USD)

Taxes

A 15% surcharge, inclusive of government tax, is applicable in most hotels and some private restaurants.


Tipping

Many mid-range and top-end restaurants generally include their own service charge which varies between establishments.

Tipping is discretionary as it is officially considered inappropriate and is discouraged.


Business Hours

Bank Hours
8am - 5.30pm, Monday through Sunday (open until 6pm during summer months)

Office Hours
9am - 6pm, Monday through Friday

Shopping Hours
8.30am - 9pm, Monday through Sunday


Public Health

Visitors entering China are required to complete a health declaration form. Check with your local doctor about your vaccination requirements.

Shangri-La recommends you drink only boiled or bottled water during your stay. Complimentary bottled drinking water is available in every room.


Dress

Dress is generally informal in Fuzhou except on social, diplomatic or government occasions when a suit and tie is appropriate.


Weather

Fuzhou has a warm weather climate ranging from hot and humid during the summer – 29°C to 34°C (84°F to 92°F) – to temperate and mild during the winter –14°C to 19°C (57°F to 66°F).

Today

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly cloudy, very warm and humid

High: 31°C / 87°F
Low: 20°C / 68°F

Tomorrow

Showers

Rain and drizzle in the morning; cloudy

High: 27°C / 80°F
Low: 17°C / 62°F
Thursday:
Mostly Cloudy High: 23°C / 73°F Low: 17°C / 62°F
Friday:
Mostly Cloudy High: 25°C / 77°F Low: 18°C / 64°F
Saturday:
Intermittent Clouds High: 24°C / 75°F Low: 18°C / 64°F
Local Climate
Month High Low
Jan 15ºC 8ºC
Feb 15ºC 8ºC
Mar 18ºC 11ºC
Apr 23ºC 15ºC
May 27ºC 19ºC
Jun 31ºC 23ºC
Jul 34ºC 26ºC
Aug 33ºC 25ºC
Sep 30ºC 23ºC
Oct 26ºC 19ºC
Nov 22ºC 15ºC
Dec 18ºC 10ºC
Facts

Population
6.5 million

Language
Mandarin, Eastern Min dialect

Time Zone
GMT + 8 hours

Measures
Metric System

Voltage
220 volts

Plug Type
  

Mobile Phones
GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900