Top 10 attractions in Fuzhou, China

By Xu Lin
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Fuzhou, a city in south China across the strait from Taiwan, is famous for its sea views, mountains and historical sites. As the capital and one of the largest cities in Fujian Province, Fuzhou is also known as the “city of banyans”, because of the numerous Banyan trees planted there.

Fuzhou may not be as popular as the top Chinese tourist cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Qingdao, but it is an ideal tourist destination with mild weather and graceful natural scenery. It features spectacular forest parks, unique gardens, historic temples, ancient-style architecture and old streets.

Below are the top 10 attractions in Fuzhou.

 West Lake Park(西湖公园)

West Lake Park, one of the 'top 10 attractions in Fuzhou, China' by

West Lake Park [File photo]

Located in northwestern Fuzhou, the West Lake Park is by far the best-preserved classical garden in the city, with a history of more than 1,700 years. It was built in 282 AD during the Western Jin Dynasty (265-316) and became a famous tourist attraction in the end of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

The park covers a total area of 42.51 hectares, and features pavilions, open halls, houses and towers. Its graceful natural scenery attracted many painters and writers in ancient times. It is known as "the bright pearl of Fuzhou gardens." Strolling along the walkways in the park, enjoying the calligraphy works or paintings created by the ancient people, taking a rest in a pavilion, or going on a boat on the lake, are all good choices for visitors.

Admission: Free

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