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FUJIAN
福建

F ujian Province, abbreviated to “Min”, is situated on the southeast coast of China, bordered by Zhejiang Province to the northeast, Jiangxi Province to the northwest, Guangdong Province to the southwest, and Taiwan to the east across the Taiwan Strait. It covers a land area of 124,000 km2 and includes 1 sub-provincial city and 8 prefecture-level cities. The coastline twists and turns, and there are many islands. Read More Below.


OVERVIEW

F ujian Province, abbreviated to “Min”, is situated on the southeast coast of China, bordered by Zhejiang Province to the northeast, Jiangxi Province to the northwest, Guangdong Province to the southwest, and Taiwan to the east across the Taiwan Strait. It covers a land area of 124,000 km2 and includes 1 sub-provincial city and 8 prefecture-level cities. The coastline twists and turns, and there are many islands. Fujian ranks second in terms of the length of coastline in China.Fujian is the greenest area with a forest coverage rating the highest for a continuous 36 years in the country. The sea routes can lead to South Asia, West Asia and East Africa. Fujian is the cradle of important culture like “Silk Road on Sea”, “Zheng He’s Voyages to the Western Seas” and Islam and a commerce & trade distribution center in history. Fuzhou and Xiamen were among “Five Treaty Ports”. Quanzhou was once the world’s largest port in ancient times and the starting point of the Silk Road on sea. Mawei Harbor in Min River estuary is the forerunner of shipbuilding industry in recent China and the cradle of cultivating technological talents. “Mountains and sea combined into a whole, Fujian and Taiwan from the same root, peculiar folk custom, and diversified religion” are the distinctive characteristics of Fujian. Charming wonderland of Wuyi Mountains, romantic “Piano Island” Gulangyu Island, sacred Matsu Temple, peculiar wonders of Danxia above water, beautiful Huian women, magical Hakka earth buildings, brilliant Gutian Congress Site, Tanshi Mountain culture with a long history, mysterious Baishuiyang wonders and magnificent coastal volcano form top 10 distinctive travel brands of Fujian.

GEOGRAPHY

GEOGRAPHY

F ujian Province is situated on the southeast coast of China, bordered by Zhejiang Province to the northeast, Jiangxi Province to the northwest, Guangdong Province to the southwest, and Taiwan to the east across the Taiwan Strait. It covers a land area of 124,000 km2 and includes 1 sub-provincial city and 8 prefecture-level cities.

OVERVIEWCLIMATE

CLIMATE

C limate varies in different regions of Fujian which has a subtropical humid monsoon climate. Water-heat conditions and vertical zoning are obvious. Varied climate is favorable for developing many agriculture businesses. The average annual temperature is 17-21℃, with an average annual temperature of over 10℃ in coastal areas. In winter, it is warm, with the average temperature of 7-10℃ in coastal areas and 6-8℃ in mountainous areas in January. In summer, it is hot with an average temperature of 20-39℃, and typhoon occurs frequently. The frost-free period lasts 260-300 days inland and 300-360 days in southeastern coast of Fujian Province.

T hree harvests a year are possible in southeastern coast, suitable for the growth of thermophilic crops and subtropical plants like sugarcane. Two harvests a year are possible in other areas where it is suitable for growing rice and tea trees. The annual precipitation is 1400-2000 mm, decreasing from southeast to northwest. Season distribution is uneven with obvious rainy season and dry season; rainy season is from March to June during which precipitation accounts for 50-60% of annual precipitation; typhoon season is from July to September with high precipitation and big interannual variation, easily leading to floods and droughts; the precipitation is low from October to February of the next year. The annual sunshine duration is 1700-2300 hours.

GEOGRAPHYCULTURE

CULTURE

F ujian is the cradle of important culture like “Silk Road on Sea”, “Zheng He’s Voyages to the Western Seas” and Islam and a commerce & trade distribution center in history. Fuzhou and Xiamen were among “Five Treaty Ports”. Quanzhou was the world’s largest port in ancient times and the starting point of Silk Road on sea. Mawei Harbor in Min River estuary is the forerunner of shipbuilding industry in recent China and the cradle of cultivating technological talents.

CLIMATETOURIST SEASON

TOURIST SEASON

I n autumn, the weird “mooncake gambling” game is played by Xiamen people. Tourists can see beautiful red scenery, taste fragrant tea, and eat delicious mooncake, enjoying the tender feeling of Xiamen in autumn. In winter, Xiamen is still a Xanadu away from the hustle and bustle, elegant and charming. Branches and leaves of palm trees droop. Delonix regia blossom, as red as fire. Coconut trees stand straight. Long leaves and long roots of banyan trees are like wall hangings on Lunar New Year’s Eve, in rows, balls and clusters, integrated into the city’s air. Xiamen is full of vitality in warm and humid air. Moreover, Fuzhou is sunny in winter, with green trees. What beautiful southern scenery! There are also fascinating hot springs, particularly suitable for northern tourists. You can go to such scenic spots as Yongquan Temple, Qingyun Mountain in Yongtai County, and Hot Spring Park. The peak season of tourism of Fuzhou is autumn when there are lots of tourists, and tourism resources are limited. In this season, you only need to wear thin clothes or thin sweaters. Temperature is relatively low in winter, but it is not as cold and dry as it is in the north. Fuzhou is still sunny in winter, and you only need to wear a little thicker sweater or coat. Note: Wuyishan City of Fujian Province is the hottest in July, so you should have a rest at 12:00-15:00 in the hotel if you choose to travel in this month. It is very hot outdoors and there are few places where you can shelter against the sun.

CULTURE