Discover,Western Straitside Landscape
Craggy road into broad ‘avenue
It’s no exaggeration to say “Fujian road is more challenging than Sichuan road ”.How could you imagine that two decades ago there were not any trace of highway around the province? Those who never come to Fujian will fail to identify with the natives’ delight for the running-through railway. Wonder how harsh could it be?--Just take a drive on Fujian’s road to seek out numerous tunnels through one cave after another. These tunnels indicate the towering relative height of mountains. With a peak height amid southeastern Chinese mountains, Mount Wuyi is scattered across the province, and formed a natural barrier hard to pass between ancient Mid China region and Fujian.
Situated in sea; Blessed by sea
Faced with the situation of mountains surrounded and sea on one side, those who were reluctant to go northwards have become adventurous Fujian merchants, and later composed commercial legends of Southeastern Asia.
As the most devout praying goddess by nautical merchants, Mazu is also worshipped by Taiwanese, which further developed as a signature of China’s offshore spiritual civilization.
Sea is a characteristic of Fujian. In the “Classic of Mountains and Rivers” (“Shan Hai Jing”), there was record about Fujian situated in sea. Though with a merely 500km linear distance, the winding ratio ranks first in the country, folding to bend, stretching it to 3752km, which, has made Fujian boast itself owning the longest coastline around the country. Distributed bays, harbors and islands, naturally become the gutter of mountains and sea boundaries.
Dating back to the history, Fujian was the start of Marine Silk Road, and Quanzhou was once the largest port in the world. During that period, the “blessing boat” (a kind of boat named after Fujian, meaning “good luck”in Chinese) has played an undeniable important role in Zhenghe’s voyage to the western. Such kind of Fujian-made boat for sure has established brilliant achievements in the sailing era.
Livable Fujian
  • Fujian is livable----it’s a consensus. Most parts of the province belong to mid-subtropical zone, and southeastern parts belong to south-subtropical zone. Mountains embracing and sea surrounding; picturesque land endowed with ridges and peaks; rolling hills, valleys and basins interspersed. It’s vividly described as “six waters, three mountains plus one field”, full of treasures, cultivating the natives.

  • She is renowned for scenic and livable environment. Warm and humid climate forms the perennial luxuriant forests, even in winter you would not feel chilly. In fact, the forest coverage rate of Fujian heads the country’s provinces all year round, reaching 65%. Atmosphere and Water quality both are up to the standards for years. If emerald waters and green mountains act as palette of Fujian tourism, then “Fresh Fujian” should be its highlight. The fresh air condition is very suitable for tourism, leisure, living and aging.