Situated in the north suburb, 7 kilometers (about 4.3 miles) away from the downtown area, Fuzhou National Forest Park is one of the ten national forest parks of China. Originally named as Fuzhou Arboretum and built in 1960, Fuzhou National Forest Park was so named in 1993. Rare animals and exotic plants, blue water, flowing waterfalls, unusual rocky outcrops and stone carvings coexist in a harmonious blend of natural and manmade sights.
Covering an area of 860 hectares and embraced on three sides by green hills and one side by clear water, it is a comprehensive forest park for science research as well as for sight-seeing. Because of the geographic environment and forest protection effects, there is a unique microclimate in the park that the climate here is fairly mild in winter and rather cool in summer, and the temperature is often 3-5 centigrade lower than that of in downtown city.
Renowned as a largest natural oxygen bar in Fuzhou, plentiful oxygen and negative oxide ion are released, which make the park attracts numbers of people to take a forest bath to Fuzhou National Forest Park.
Focus on collecting and showing varieties of trees in Fujian Province, Fuzhou National Forest Park also introduces precious species from other areas and countries. Today, more than 2500 species of trees from all over the country and other 36 countries in the world can be found in the park, including the kapok tree from the south, Lombardy poplar from the north, hoop pine from tropical area, camphor tree from subtropical area, Chinese pine, and gingko.
Opening Hours: 06:00-17:30
Admission Fee: Free for visiting in the park; CNY 25 for World of Birds and CNY 10 for sledding on dry land.
Recommended Time for a Visit: 2 Hours
Location: Chiqiao Village, Xindian Town, the northern suburbs of Fuzhou City, Fujian Province, neighboring the Fuzhou Zoo.
Transportation: on private coach or take buses No. 54,102, 72, 84, 87 and get off at the station of Forest Park; or take No.9, 62, 91, 102 and get off at the station of Zoo, and then transfer to No.84 or 87, or just walking ahead for about 10 minutes to the gate of the park.