Cheap Flights to Fuzhou
Fuzhou is known for its beautiful sea views and outdoor spaces like West Lake Park as well as for historical attractions like the Fuzhou White Pagoda: a landmark 10th-century building. It's a great destination for those who enjoy active, outdoor-based holidays yet its many hot springs make it ideal for restful and relaxing breaks.
The capital of Fujian province, the city enjoys a great location in southeastern China; it's across the Taiwan Strait from Taipei and just 20 minutes from the tumbling waterfalls and magical woodland trails of Qishan Mountain Forest Park. Nature lovers will be in their element in the nearby hills and mountains while shopaholics will adore browsing the boutiques of Jin Tai Road or shopping in one of the city's large, modern malls.
The famous explorer Marco Polo visited Fuzhou in the 13th century and, during the 19th century, it was China's top tea exporting port. Today, visitors can explore its beautiful parks, visit its five Buddhist temples, catch colourful events like the Dragon Boat Festival or discover legendary attractions like "3 Lanes and 7 Alleys": a preserved district of buildings that date from the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Things to do
Shop for the latest electronic gadget within a stone's throw of ancient buildings and traditional temples, or explore some of the most impressive outdoor spaces in southern China. Whether you enjoy outdoor sports or whether you're interested in history, culture and the arts, Fuzhou is the ideal solution.
One of the city's most popular attractions, West Lake Park is a glorious mix of classical gardens, pavilions, grassy lawns and towers in a beautiful waterside setting. The park was built during the Western Jin Dynasty in 282 A.D. and it first became famous as a tourist attraction towards the end of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The 42.51-hectare park is located in the north of the city and today's visitors can stroll in leafy paths and avenues, admire traditional architecture, painting and calligraphy or take a boat around the lake.
- For the Outdoor Enthusiast
Just 20 minutes west of the city centre, Qishan Mountain Forest Park is a 3,587-hectare expanse of waterfalls, lakes, bridges, caves, ponds, granite landscapes and ancient roads. The park is home to thousands of plant and animal species and hikers and climbers can choose from dozens of trails and routes. It's also a great picnic spot for those who prefer to take things easy!
See landmarks such as the Black Pagoda and the White Pagoda or explore halls, pavilions and towers in a lakeside setting at Xichan Temple, one of the city's five Buddhist temples. Alternatively, shop at Baolong City Plaza or take the kids to its dragon-themed amusement park Baolong Anime City.
Calendar of Events
Try and time your visit to Fuzhou to catch one of the many vibrant and colourful cultural festivals.
Chinese New Year. Colourful parades, music and celebrations at the year's biggest street party each January.
Dragon Boat Festival. Crowds line the river to celebrate in Minhou County, Fuzhou every June.
Lantern Festival. This spectacular event, which lights up the city and its skies, takes place from February to March.