Top 10 Fujian Attractions, Top 10 Things to Do in Fujian

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Plan your Fujian tour? Fujian, situated in the southeast China on the coast of the East China Sea, covers a land of 540 km from east to west and 550 km from north to south. Fujian is a vital navigation hub between the East China Sea and the South China Sea.

As one of the Chinese provinces closest to Southeast Asia, West Asia, East Africa and Oceania, Fujian is blessed with a rich history, famous historical sites and beautiful natural landscapes.For example, Mount Wuyi may enlighten you with its wonderland tour.

No. 01: Wuyi Mountain ( See Wuyishan Travel Blogs for more information ) 武夷山
Wuyishan is a mountain range located in the prefecture of Nanping, in the northern border of Fujian province with Jiangxi province. Mount Wuyi entered UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1999.

The cliffs and waters of Wuyi Mountain are outstanding. The average height of the peaks is over 1,000 meters above sea level. Wuyishan is also known for being of great historic and cultural value. The beauty of the mountain and its waters has made Wuyi known as the most attractive mountain in southeast China.

Entrance Fee: CNY 140 (Ticket for one-day entrance);
CNY 150 (Ticket for one-day entrance);
CNY 160 (Ticket for one-day entrance)
Opening Hours: 08:00-17:00

How to get there: There are Tourist Buses between Wuyishan City and Wuyishan Mountain. You can take the Tourist Buses from the downtown area of Wuyishan.

Wuyi Mountain

Wuyi Mountain

No. 02: Xichan Temple 福建西禅寺
The Xichan Temple, which was built in 867 AD during the Tang Dynasty, is located due west of Fuzhou City, just beyond Fuzhou University.The temple boasts a collection of jade statues of the Buddha brought from Myanmar displayed in the Jade Buddha Hall.

The seated Buddha is 2.95 meters tall, while the reclining one measures 3.7 meters in length. Xichan Temple enjoys the longest history among the five Fuzhou Buddhist temples. In 1983, the China State Council designated it as the National Key Buddhist Temple in the Han Nationality Districts

Entrance Fee: CNY 20
Opening Hours: 08:00-18:00
How to get there: take Buses No. 27, 123, 113, 33, 38 or 39 to the Xichan Temple

Xichan Temple

Xichan Temple

No. 03: Drum Mountain 福建鼓山
Drum Mountain is a Buddhist place of interest, with 969 meters height and has awesome scenery in surrounding. Drum Mountain is situated in the eastern part of Fuzhou City, on the north bank of the Min River.

There is a giant drum-shaped rock at the summit, and it is said that when heavy rains fall, the rock makes the sound like a beaten drum. Drum Mountain is famous as tourist destination in Fuzhou, with more than hundred places of interest in the vicinity of the mountain, including natural scenery, historical and cultural sites.

Entrance Fee: CNY 8
Opening Hours: 06:00-17:00
How to get there: You may take the Gu Shan Special Line from Wuyi Square for 7 RMB, or take bus No. 7, 36, 37, 808, 815, 949, 957, 960 for 2 RMB, alternatively you can take Mawei Special Bus Line to Gu Shan.

Drum Mountain

Drum Mountain

No. 04: Gulangyu Island 厦门鼓浪屿
Gulangyu, or “Drum Wave Islet”, is a car free island off the coast of Xiamen, which is is quite small and is across from the ferry terminal on Xiamen Island near Xiamen University.

Gulangyu Island covers an area of 1.78 square kilometers and stands opposite to Xiamen City across the sea. It is home to about 20,000 people and is a very popular tourist destination. Among the many scenic spots on the island, the most attractive are Sunlight Rock and the Shuzhuang Garden. Gulangyu Island is renowned for its beaches and winding lanes and its varied architecture. The island is on China’s list of National Scenic Spots and also ranks at the top of the list of the ten most-scenic areas in Fujian Province.

Entrance Fee: CNY 100
Opening Hours: the whole day
How to get there: Visitors can reach it by ferry from Xiamen Island in about 5 minutes.

Gulangyu Island

Gulangyu Island

No. 05: Nanputuo Temple 厦门南普陀
The Nanputuo Temple is located on the southeast of Xiamen Island. It is surrounded by the graceful sea and the Wulao Peaks behind the temple.Nanputuo literally means South Putuo. Putuo referring to the mountain in Zhejiang province.

The buildings include Devajara Hall (the Hall of Heavenly Kings), Mahavira Hall (Daxiongbaodian), Dabei Hall (the Hall of Great Compassion) and a Pavilion built in 1936. The monks of Nanputuo are often seen on the nearby busy downtown streets. The Nanputuo Temple is a very famous Buddhist temple founded in the Tang era.

Entrance Fee: CNY 3
Opening Hours: 08:00-20:00
How to get there: take Buses No. 45, 87, 17, 18, 29 or 47 from the downtown area to the Nanputuo Temple

Nanputuo Temple

Nanputuo Temple

No. 06: Jimei School Village 厦门集美
On the side of the bank facing north Xiamen Island, stands a small town, Jimei, a famous tourist resort, with beautiful scenery and rich cultural relics. Jimei School Village was built in 1993 with funds provided by a famous philanthropist and educationalist who was a native of Xiamen named Mr. Tan Kah-kee.

Occupying an area of 100,000 sq meters, Jimei School Village has universities, colleges, secondary schools, primary schools and kindergartens with 10,000 students and teachers. Jimei Sclool Village is well-known at home and abroad for its tradition of fine education, and for its excellent facilities.

Entrance Fee: free
Opening Hours: the whole day
How to get there: there are shuttle buses between Ximen Train Station and Jimei School Village., including Buses No. 18, 50, 52, 54, 56, 66 and 67.

Jimei School Village

Jimei School Village

No. 07: Earth Towers of the Hakkas 永定土楼 ( See Tulou Travel Blogs for information )
Earth Towers of the Hakkas in Fujian is well-known for its long history, unique style, large scale, exquisite structure, varied functions and rich connotation. These buildings were constructed using fire-resistive material and therefore practically impregnable.

The ones that are round in shape are the most famous. Most of the round buildings are three stories high with a diameter of 70-80 meters. The formation of the Earth buildings amplify the wisdom and creativeness of the ancestors of the Hakkas settlers in Yongding County, Fujian.

Entrance Fee: CNY 50
Opening Hours: the whole day
How to get there: take buses from Xiamen Hubei Nnalu Bus Station between 06:00 and 12:30

Earth Towers of the Hakkas

Earth Towers of the Hakkas

No. 08: Kaiyuan Temple 泉州开元寺
Kaiyuan Temple, which is situated in West Street of Quanzhou City, is the largest temple in Fujian Province. The temple is one of the outstanding examples of Chinese architecture and art.

Flying musicians are carved on pillars that support the roof of the Hall of One Hundred Pillars. The two pagodas that stand opposite each other in front of the main hall in the temple, Purple Cloud Hall, are octagonal five-tier stone buildings with exquisite carvings. Two images of Buddha are carved on each of the eight sides. Forty ancient Buddhist tales are inscribed on the walls of one of the pagodas.

Entrance Fee: CNY 10
Opening Hours: 07:30-17:30
How to get there: take Bus No.2 or Tourist Bus No. 601 to get there

Kaiyuan Temple

Kaiyuan Temple

No. 09: Qingjing Mosque 泉州清静清真寺
Also known as the Ashab Mosque, the Qingjing Mosque is the earliest  Mosque in Fujian Province.  It is located in Tumen Street in  the city of Quanzhou, Fujian.   Originally constructed in 1009, the Arab style mosque is the oldest of its kind in China.  Its area is 2,500 square metres.

Qingjing Mosque

Qingjing Mosque

No. 10: Minjiang Park  福州闽江公园
Minjiang Park, which is located at the south bank and north bank of Min River in Fuzhou City, is the largest park open to the public in Fuzhou. Minjiang Park is divided into two part: south park and north park.

The length of the north park is 5.5 kilometers and lengh of south park is 2,85 kilometers. there are seven tourist zones from west to east: ihe Park, Jinjiang Park, Jinsha Park, Wanglong Park, Binfen Park, Minfeng Park and Minshui Park. An attractive sight in the park is the collection of 64 amazing sculptures of diverse styles.

Entrance Fee: free
Opening Hours: the whole day
How to get there: take Buses No. 5, 14, 16, 22, 111, 956 or 957 to Xihe Station to get to the north park of Minjiang Park; or take Buses No. 42, 43, 121, 953 or965 to Xindang Station to get to the south park of Minjiang Park

 Minjiang Park

Minjiang Park

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