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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.


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 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


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
0.21 Australian Dollar (AUD)
0.13 Euro (EUR)
0.11 British Pound (GBP)
1.20 Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
11.46 Indian Rupee (INR)
17.01 Japanese Yen (JPY)
0.22 New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
0.21 Singapore Dollar (SGD)
0.15 US Dollar (USD)


All hotel services (such as accommodation, food and beverage, spa etc.) and their related service charge will be subject to tax at the prevailing rates.


Many mid-range 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. Bottled drinking water is available in every room.


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


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).

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

6.5 million

Mandarin, Eastern Min dialect

Time Zone
GMT + 8 hours

Metric System

220 volts

Plug Type

Mobile Phones
GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900