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Fujian Province

Fujian Province is one of the hometown of oversea Chinese and a long tradition of sea trading. Within the province, there are 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites, 5 sites voted as the Most Beautiful Places in China and 4 Historical and Cultural Cities.

World Heritage Sites :
Most Beautiful Places :
Prefecture Level Cities :

Xiamen Prefecture

Xiamen city is 292km south of Fuzhou City and 2 hours by high speed train. Xiamen City has 6 districts.

City Centre :

Fujian Tuluo

Location:
90 km from Zhangzhou City
Travel Information:
1 hour from Zhangzhou City
Honours:
UNESCO World Heritage site

Fujian Tuluo

This cluster is also called " 4 dishes and a soup" due to its layout.

Interior of Fujian Tuluo

The centre is an open space for the community living in the Tuluo. The families lives in the units surrounding the open space.

Gulangyu

Location:
Island of Xiamen City
Travel Information:
10mins ferry from Xiamen City
Honours:
Most Beautiful City Districts in China

Buildings around island

The buildings around the island has the western architectural style.

Zheng Chenggong Memorial Hall

The hall is delicated to Zheng Chenggong who defeated Holland and ended their rule of Taiwan in 1662.

Sunlight Rock

The rock is the highest point in the island.

Shuzhuang Garden

Beautiful villa built in 1931 by overseas chinese.

Eight Diagrams Tower

One of the entrance to the eight diagrams shaped building. It is now a piano museum.

Linjin Island

Location:
Island of Zhangzhou Volcano Park
Travel Information:
1 hour from Zhangzhou City
Honours:
Most Beautiful Islands in China

Coast of volcano island

A very small island formed by volcanic eruption.

Coast of volcano island

Volcanic rocks on the shores .

Chongwu City Beach

Location:
Along coast of Quanzhou City
Travel Information:
1 hours from Quanzhou City
Honours:
Most Beautiful Beaches in China

Chongwu City Beach

Crescent shaped beach.

Dajin Lake

Location:
Sanming City Taining County
Travel Information:
within Taining County
Honours:
World Heritage Site and Most Beautiful Danxia in China

Dajin Lake

Mount Wuyi

Location:
Wuyishan City
Travel Information:
within Wuyishan City
Honours:
World Heritage Site and Most Beautiful Danxia in China

Mount Wuyi

Mount Wuyi

Mount Wuyi

Mount Wuyi

Mount Wuyi

Dahongpao Tea Trees

The oolong tea from Mount Wuyi is known as Dahongpao or Big Red Robe tea. The six tea trees growing on the cliff are more than 340 years old.

Mount Wuyi Tea Eggs

The eggs are boiled with tea leaves from the area.

Fuzhou City

Attractions:
Travel Information:
Xiamen city is 1570km from Beijing and 3hours from Beijing by air.
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Kaiyuan Temple

A buddhist temple with history dating back to 549. Current temple was rebuilt in 1979.

Lin Zexun Memorial Hall

Lin Zexun Memorial Hall was built to commemorate Lin Zexun who lead the country's effort to stop Britain's sales of opium to China in 1838.

3 Lanes & 7 Alleys

An ancient part of the city in use since Tang Dynasty. Today, it is a shopping and dining street.

Siming District, Xiamen City, Xiamen Prefecture

Attractions:
Travel Information:
Xiamen city is 292km from province capital, Fuzhou City and 1hour 50 mins from Fuzhou City by high speed train.

City Skyline, Siming District

Skyline seen from ferry to Gulangyu Island.

Zhongshan Street, Siming District

The most popular shopping street in Xiamen.

Zhongshan Street, Siming District

The most popular shopping street in Xiamen.

Zhongshan Street Braised Duck with Ginger, Siming District

A speciality dish in Xiamen.

Zhongshan Street Satay Noodles, Siming District

A speciality dish in Xiamen.

Zhongshan Street Seafood, Siming District

A speciality dish in Xiamen.

Zhongshan Street Seafood, Siming District

A speciality dish in Xiamen.

Nanputuo Temple, Siming District

Entrance to temple halls.

Nanputuo Temple, Siming District

Scenery outside temple.

Nanputuo, Siming District

Inside of the temple.

Huli Fort, Siming District

The fort was built in 1891. The 280mm Krupp cannon in the fort is the largest in the world.

Xiamen Railway Station, Siming District

Huli District, Xiamen City, Xiamen Prefecture

Attractions:
Travel Information:
Xiamen city is 292km from province capital, Fuzhou City and 1hour 50 mins from Fuzhou City by high speed train.

Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, Huli District

Xiamen's international airport.

Wutong Port, Huli District

This is the port for ferry to Jinmen island.

Jimei District, Xiamen City

Attractions:
Travel Information:
Xiamen city is 292km from province capital, Fuzhou City and 1hour 50 mins from Fuzhou City by high speed train.

Tan Kah Kee Residence, Jimei District

A reconstructed building of Mr Tan Kah Kee's residence. Mr Tan Kah Kee was an overseas chinese who contributed greatly to China and Jimei.

Guilai Hall, Jimei District

The hall was built on the wish of Mr Tan Kah Kee for returing overseas chinese to gather.

Turtle Garden, Jimei District

A garden with the Jimei Liberation Monument and tomb of Mr Tan Kah Kee.

Jimei Schools Village, Jimei District

The schools in the Jimei distict was started in 1913 with donation from overseas chinese Mr Tan Kah Kee.

Xiamen North Railway Station, Jimei District

Haicang District, Xiamen City, Xiamen Prefecture

Attractions:
Travel Information:
Xiamen city is 292km from province capital, Fuzhou City and 1hour 50 mins from Fuzhou City by high speed train.

Qingjiao Ciji Temple, HaicangDistrict

Tong'an District, Xiamen City, Xiamen Prefecture

Attractions:
Travel Information:
Xiamen city is 292km from province capital, Fuzhou City and 1hour 50 mins from Fuzhou City by high speed train.

Tong'an Confucius Temple, Tong'an District

Xiang'an District, Xiamen City, Xiamen Prefecture

Attractions:
Travel Information:
Xiamen city is 292km from province capital, Fuzhou City and 1hour 50 mins from Fuzhou City by high speed train.

Dadeng Island, Xiang'an District

Zhangzhou City

Attractions:
Within city
Travel Information:
Zhangzhou city is 326km south of Fuzhiou city and 66km south of Xianmen City. It is 1hour by car from Xiamen city.
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Weizhen Pavilion

Street scene outside Weizhen Pavilion

Interior of Tuluo

There are many Tuluo around Zhangzhou and not all are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is one of the more famous Tuluo not listed.

The wooden columns at each floor slants to a different direction. One reason given was that it was as such to showcase their expertise in building such structures.

Volcano Park

Beach and volcano rocks along the coast.

Quanzhou City

Attractions:
Within city
Travel Information:
Quanzhou city is 102km north of Xianmen City and 198km south of Fuzhou City. It is 40mins by high speed train from Xiamen city.
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Street Scene and clock tower, Licheng District

Old shop houses along the street. The clock tower was deisnged by a British architect and built in 1934 .

Kaiyuan Temple, Licheng District

Buddhism temple was first built in 685AD during the Tang dynasty.

Quanzhou Confucius Temple, Licheng District

Quanzhou Confucius Temple, Licheng District

Quanzhou Confucius Temple, Licheng District

Old Buildings around Confucius Temple, Licheng District

Zhongshan Street, Licheng District

Quanzhou Qingjing Mosque, Licheng District



A National Historical and Cultural Site.

Houses of Ceylon Residents, Licheng District

Former houses where the Ceylon residents stayed in ancient times. There was a Ceylon prince who had lived in Quanzhou after travelling via the Maritimne Silk road 600 year ago. His descendants still live in Quanzhou.

Quanzhou Guandi Temple, Licheng District

Quanzhou Guandi Temple, Licheng District

Quanzhou Qingyuan Hill The Rock of Courage, Fengze District

Quanzhou Qingyuan Hill Sky Lake, Fengze District

View of Quanzhou City from Qingyuan Hill, Fengze District

Quanzhou Railway Station, Fengze District

Quanzhou Food, Fengze District

Traditional Quanzhou food at railway station.

Wudian City Traditional Area Cai's Clan Temple, Jinjiang City

The Cai family temple first built their home here during the Song Dynasty.

Wudian City Traditional Area Zhuang's Clan Temple, Jinjiang City

The temple was first built during the Ming Dynasty.

Wudian City Traditional Area Zhuang's Clan Temple No 1 Scholar Plaques, Jinjiang City

There are 10 "Number 1 Scholar" plaques in the clan temple. The Zhuang Clan has a long list of scholars.

Wudian City Traditional Area, Jinjiang City

Wudian City Traditional Area east meet west architectural style in southern Fujian, Jinjiang City

Wudian City Traditional Area, Jinjiang City

Shijing Port , Nan'an City

Quanzhou's port with ferry services to Jinmen for locals only.

Chongwu City, Hui an County

The city walled was built in 1387 during the Ming dynasty to protect against Japanese pirates.

Chongwu City, Hui an County

Inside the city walls.

Putian City

Travel Information:
Putian city is 153km south of Fuzhou City and 45 mins by high speed train.

Drum Tower

The only remaining drum tower in Fujian province.

Wenfeng Gong

A temple built in 1354 in Putian City.

Coast of Meizhou Island

Meizhou island is 42 km from Putian City.

Meizhou Island Mazu Temple Complex

Meizhou Island Mazu Temple

Ningde City

Travel Information:
Ningde city is 70km north of Fuzhou City and 35mins by high speed train.

Coast of Xiapu Beibi Village

Xiapu is a county of perfecture level Ningde city. The coast attracts photographers every year.

Coast of Xiapu Beibi Village

Fishing boats during low tide.

Longyan City

Travel Information:
Longyan city is 433km southwest of Fuzhou City and 35mins by high speed train.

Jichuan Gate, Changting County

One of the 12 gates protecting the ancient city.

A National Historical and Cultural Site.

Sanyuan Gate Tower, Changting County

One of the 12 gates protecting the ancient city.

A National Historical and Cultural Site.

Dingzhou Ancient City Wall, Changting County

The city wall was first built during the Tang dynasty.

A National Historical and Cultural Site.

Dingzhou Confucius Temple, Changting County

Dingzhou City God Temple, Changting County

Site of Former Fujian Provincial Soviet Government, Changting County

Site of Former Fujian Provincial Soviet Government, Changting County

Site of Former Fujian Provincial Soviet Government, Changting County

Site of Former Fujian Provincial Soviet Government, Changting County

Longyan Changting Dingzhou Academy, Changting County

Fuyin Hospital, Changting County

Fuyin Hospital, Changting County

The Old Well, Changting County

East Main Street, Changting County

Old Houses along East Main Street, Changting County

Diantuo Street, Changting County

A Ming and Qing dynasty era commerical street.

Qingen Villa, Changting County

World Hakka Maternity Plaza, Changting County

Tingzhou Hakka Theatre, Changting County

The theatre design is similiar to a traditional Hakka House

Changting South Railway Station, Changting County

Sanming City

Travel Information:
Sanming city is 306km southwest of Fuzhou City and 35mins by high speed train.

Taining Ancient City, Taining County

Taining Ancient City Wall and Gate, Taining County

Red Army Street, Taining County

Taining Railway Station, Taining County

Nanping City

Travel Information:
Nanping city is 70km west of Fuzhou City and 35mins by high speed train.

Wuyishan Tea Shops

Wuyishan Tea

Wuyishan Produce

Wuyishan North Railway Station

This station is the nearest high speed railway station to the Wuyi Mountain.

Wuyishan East Railway Station

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