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Where is Fujian Province and what is there to see?

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Where is Fujian Province and what is there to see?

Palm trees line the promenade on Gulangyu with a view of Xiamen's high rises.

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This ancient tea grove sits at the foot of Tianyou Peak. Legend holds that it was the tea grove of the first emperor of the Yuan Dynasty, none other than Kublai Khan.

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A view of the Jiuqu River, Wuyishan, from Tianyou Peak

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Question: Where is Fujian Province and what is there to see?

Answer: Fujian Province is in southeast China on the coast. It's coastline has shaped its history as many Fujian natives were historically seafarers. The province lies directly west of Taiwan and so was heavily fortified during the peak of hostility between the PRC and the Republic of China (Taiwan) though tensions have calmed dramatically in recent years.

The capital of the province is Fuzhou.

Attractions in Fujian Province include

  • Visiting Xiamen, the city known formerly as "Amoy",
  • Gulangyu, a former colonial island off the coast of Xiamen where the architecture has remained ultimately unchanged since colonial times,
  • Visiting Hakka villages inland to see the famous tulou or round-house architecture.
  • Visiting Wuyishan, home to some of the most famous teas in China

 

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