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Fujian Province

Fujian Province

Fujian province is located on the southeast coast of China and is the ancestral motherland of many ethnic Taiwanese. It’s home to nine municipal cities, including Xiamen and Quanzhou, picturesque natural scenery from mountains to coastline, and fascinating ethnic minority cultures.

From the birthplace of one of China’s most popular goddesses to the unusual dwelling places of the Hakka minority, Fujian has no shortage of cultural attractions. Some of its natural highlights include the beautiful Wuyi Mountain, which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Taining, a Global Geopark. In fact, eight per cent of the province’s land area is occupied by nature reserves, forest parks and official scenic zones.

Wuyi Mountain
Wuyi Mountain city is located at the foot of Wuyi Mountain in the northern part of Fujian province. It’s one of the few sites in China that gained UNESCO World Heritage status based on satisfying both natural and cultural criteria. In addition to its stunning scenery, the area is a window into local tea culture and the history of the Yue Kingdom. The most popular place to appreciate the natural wonder of this area is at Nine-Twist Stream.


Wuyi Mountain

Xiamen – Gulang Island
Known as ‘Gulan Island’ and ‘Garden on the Sea’, Xiamen is one of the most liveable cities in China. This compact metropolis gives travellers more than enough to keep busy, including Gulang Island, the beautiful Wanshi Botanical Garden, the mystical Nanputuo Temple, the historic Hulishan Fortress, the Island Ring Road along the coast, and Tong’an Tianzhushan Forest Park.


Xiamen – Gulangyu Island

Meizhou Island
Meizhou Island is believed to be the birthplace of Tin Hau, Goddess of the Sea, who is revered by fishermen and anyone whose life and destiny is tied to the sea. The Goddess has millions of followers in coastal areas of China and among Chinese communities in other parts of Asia, including Hong Kong. Even those who are no longer part of the fishing community continue the tradition of worshipping Tin Hau, and many of the faithful flock to Meizhou Island on her birthday (the 23rd day of the third lunar month) and on the anniversary of the date on which she was said to have ascended to heaven (the ninth day of the ninth lunar month).


Meizhou Island

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