Fuzhou, capital of Fujian Province, is one of the major transport hubs in Southern China. It has a population of 4.4 million in the city, 7.1 million for the whole prefecture. Fuzhou, or Foochow, is an old port city and has been an administrative center since the Qin Dynasty. Marco Polo visited it around 1290.
Located in the downstream of Min River, Fuzhou is adjacent to Ningde City, Nanping City, Sanming City and Putian City. The city is heavily populated by Han people, who live harmony with over 20 ethnic minorities of Manchu, Miao, Hui, and so on. Just as its Chinese name “Fu (福)” implies, it is a city full of good fortunes.
Enjoy advantageous geographical environment and a pleasant climate, Fuzhou is evergreen with rich products, thriving commerce, flourishing marine careers, unspoiled folk customs and splendid civilization. It has been a political and cultural center of present Fujian Province for over 1,000 years in the history, and it is also a renowned hometown of overseas Chinese with over three million overseas Chinese around the world.
Today, Fuzhou has become the provincial capital and administrative center, and also a major center for the light industry. Fuzhou is also a famous tourist city with beautiful and countless sceneries and an excellent city center, and with natural and manmade sights. There are famed mountains, temples, tombs, gardens, towers and bridges throughout the city.