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2 Days Fuzhou Highlights Tour

Bustling Capital, Historical Blocks & China’s Modern History

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Fuzhou, the bustling capital of Fujian Province with a long history of over 2,000 years, is a city where past mixes with present. Well-remained historical blocks, sacred monasteries and memorial halls are dotted the backs of shiny skyscrapers of the city in an extremely harmonious way. Fuzhou is also a vital witness of China’s modern history. From former residences of celebrities made significant impact to interesting museums recorded the achievements, the whole city is just like a history book that is always ready to tell its visitors something about Modern China.

In this 2 Days Fuzhou Highlights Tour, we will take you to explore its perfect flavor of old & new and open this history book with a knowledgeable local English-speaking guide and an experienced driver. Enjoy your personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour that is just for you and your party!

Highlights of this tour

  • Wander leisurely through the ancient lanes, alleys and ancient dwellings at the lively and maze-like Sanfang Qixiang, the largest intact historical block in Fuzhou, to discover Fuzhou’s prosperity in ancient and modern times and hunt for delicious snacks and lovely souvenirs;
  • Have an in-depth explore of some well-preserved exquisite old residences of famous historical politicians, industrialists, ideologists and literati in China’s modern history, like Ancestral Hall and Museum of Lin Zexu, to know the stories of these famous Chinese celebrities and to trace China’s modern history;
  • Ride a cable car up to Yongquan Temple on the hillside of Drum Mountain Scenic Area to admire this Crown of Buddhist Temple in Fujian, and then enjoy leisure hiking down;
  • Visit the Museum of Chinese Ship Administration Culture at Mawei Port to know the entire story and fruitful achievements of China’s ship and navy development.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
from request
  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in a 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according to your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Fuzhou
Travel Length:
2 Days & 1 Night
Tour Code:
CD-FZHT-02
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCultureHikingReligious
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Fuzhou Arrival & Fuzhou City Tour (B, L)

Welcome to Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian Province with a perfect mixed flavor of ancient and modern. Upon arrival, your local tour guide will meet you with a sign on which says your names at the arrival hall in the airport or train station. Then, escort you to Fuzhou downtown to explore Fuzhou’s ancient history and stories during China’s modern history.

You first stop will be The Ancestral Hall and Museum of Lin Zexu. Lin Zexu is a national hero in China who famously suppressed the importation of opium and sparked the First Opium War that started the first page of Chinese modern history. Here, you will find a huge sculpted relief recreating his world-famous movement of destroying over 1,150,000 kg of opium publicly. Besides, there are plenty of valuable exhibitions of him, like his handwritten couplets, manuscripts and notes, for you to know his entire life and what China was like when he lived.

Next, you will visit Sanfang Qixiang that is only 200 meters or so from The Ancestral Hall and Museum of Lin Zexu. Sanfang Qixiang, which is translated to Three Lanes and Seven Alleys in English, is the best-kept and most prosperous historical blocks in Fuzhou. It enjoys the reputations of “Top 10 Famous Historical and Cultural Streets in China”, “The Beverly Hills of Imperial China”, “Museum of Chinese Architecture of Ming and Qing Dynasties”, etc. You will stroll around these famous lanes and alleys in between over 270 ancient dwellings built in Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368~1912) there to feel Fuzhou’s prosperity in both ancient and modern times. Besides, you can try different kinds of Fuzhou snacks there. (If you want to stay more time at Sanfang Qixiang for dinner and relaxing, please let your guide know)

After that, your driver will escort you to your hotel for accommodation. Have a good rest!

Arrival Ideas: At present, there are abundant international and domestic flights to Fuzhou. Besides, you can ride a high speed train to this capital city from Xiamen (1.5~4.5 hrs.), Shanghai (4~7 hrs.), Shenzhen (5~5.5 hrs.), Guangzhou (6 hrs.), Huangshan (2.5 hrs.), Wuyishan (1~1.5 hrs.), Xiapu (1~2 hrs.), etc.

Sanfang Qixiang (Three Lanes and Seven Alleys) Ancient Lane of Sanfang Qixiang The Ancestral Hall and Museum of Lin Zexu
Day 2 Fuzhou Tour & Departure (B, L)

This morning, drive about 15 minutes to West Lake Park, the former imperial garden of the King of ancient Fujian. Known as the "Pearl of Fujian Garden", West Lake Park with a long history of over 1,700 years is the best classical garden in Fuzhou and even Fujian. Stroll around the tranquil lake, elegant pavilion, ancient temple and bridges. Feast your eyes on the mirror-like lake view surrounded by poetic weeping willow. If you like, you can also join the locals for morning excising, singing and dancing, etc.

Next, drive about 1 hour to Drum Mountain Scenic Area (Gushan). After arrival, you will ride a cable car up the mountain (about 20 minutes) to Yongquan Temple, which is an ancient temple with a long history of over 1,300 years and is praised as the Crown of Buddhist Temples in Fujian. Roam among the intricate temple complex with altogether 25 halls in large and small to find its origin and learn its important position in Buddhist circles in Fujian and even China! Then, it is followed by a leisure hiking experience getting down the Drum Mountain, which will take about 1 hour. On your way hiking down the mountain, you will be hugged by lush trees and learn interesting folk legends caved on the rocks from your guide.

Later, drive about 1 hour to the Museum of Chinese Ship Administration Culture at Mawei Port, the cradle of Chinese navy and ship administration culture. The museum is the first one in China that built in the theme of ship administration. When looking this 5-story museum in front of you, you will find it is in a unique design like two battleships riding the wind and waves. Stepping inside, you will then find vivid models of real Chinese ships in different period of time. Besides, there are lifelike models and basso-relievos that show you how the ancient Chinese learned and designed ships.

Your fantastic Fuzhou tour ends! Your guide and driver will escort you to the airport or train stations in Fuzhou to catch your flight/train to next destination.

West Lake Park - Once the Imperial Park of Ancient Fujian Yongquan Temple - The Largest Buddhist Temple in Fujian Museum of Chinese Ship Administration Culture

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