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Fuzhou-The Banyan City

As the capital of Fujian Province, Fuzhou is also the political, cultural and transportation center of Fujian Province and one of the central cities in the economic zone on the west side of the Taiwan Straits.

It has a lovely nickname: Banyan City. Numerous banyan trees were planted in Song Dynasty which now provide shade for the entire city. Founded in 202 BC, Fuzhou enjoys a history for more than two thousand years. Fuzhou is also one of the first five trading ports opened in modern China. Fuzhou is the cradle of China's modern navy, the birthplace of Chinese ship culture.

Fuzhou is also renowned for its quality and quantity of the hot spring throughout China. Hot spring sights as Yuanmai Hotspring (源脉温泉园), Gui’an Hot Spring Resort (贵安温泉度假村), XiShan Hot Spring Hotel (溪山温泉酒店), Qing Yun Moutain Royal Spring (青云山御温泉), etc.


Chinese name: 福州

English name: Fuzhou, Hockchew

Area: 1701 km2

Population: 7.66 million (2017)

Climate: Subtropical marine monsoon climate

Location: Southeast China

Attractions: Three Lanes and Seven Alleys (三坊七巷), Drum Mountain, West Lake Park, Yongquan Temple, Shangxia Hang Street, Black and White Pagoda

Administrative area: Gulou District, Jin’an District, Taijiang, Cangshan District, Mawei District, Changle District,

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