Fuzhou, which has welcomed international travellers since Marco Polo visited the city in the 13th century, offers numerous scenic and cultural sites.
Fuzhou also contains many individual hot springs that are found throughout the city.
The 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.
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.
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.
Fuzhou is famous for its lacquer ware, bamboo furniture and stone and cork carvings. The city is also famous for its "clay people", small clay figurines painted in bright colours.
A good place to look for souvenirs is in the Huadu Department Store, where you'll find paper parasols, jade combs, and other mementos.
Shops are open seven days a week, from 9am to 9pm. Large shopping centres may stay open to 10pm. Night markets usually run their business up to twilight. Bargaining is only possible with private vendors in street stalls.
The famous lane cluster in Fuzhou, it represents the rich culture of this time-honoured capital city with its architectural style of Ming and Qing Dynasty after renovation.
As one of the four cultural brands in Fuzhou, shipbuilding culture is very popular by tourists owing to its unique cultural and beautiful view.
Located in Aomen Road Gulou District and sized at 8500 square metres, Lin Zexu Memorial preserves the characteristics of Fuzhou traditional architecture and classical garden.
One of the five Buddha temples in the city, it is dated back to Tang Dynasty in 876 A.D. Featuring the tallest stone pagoda in China as well as the largest jade Buddha sculpture and many more.