Fujian Province, with its capital Fuzhou, is on China's southeastern coast. It faces the island province of Taiwan across Taiwan Strait to the east. Neighboring provinces are Zhejiang to the north, Jiangxi to the west, and Guangdong to the south. Fujian occupies an area of around 120,000 square kilometers (about 46,335 square miles). Its permanent resident population is slightly above 34.7 million. Many minority ethnic groups live in Fujian province: Hui, Miao and Manchu.
Fujian is well connected via China's domestic airline, bus, highway and train networks. The main airports are at Xiamen and Fuzhou. There is also a high-speed rail line in service which connects Xiamen and Fuzhou to Ningbo, Hangzhou and Shanghai, running mostly along the coast.
Fujian has a year-round warm and humid climate. Annual average rainfall ranges from a low of 1400 mm to a high of 2000 mm, and annual average temperature from a low of 17 C to a high of 21 C.
Fujian is blessed with a rich culture, famous historical sites and beautiful natural landscapes. These make Fujian a unique tourist attraction. Mount Wuyi (Wu Yi Shan) may enlighten you with its wonderland tour. Its beautiful mountains, vigorous rocks and limpid waters are legendary. Gulangyu Island, also called "the Garden on the Sea" by people in Xiamen, is a world of sea breezes, sunshine and exotic architecture with a Mediterranean flavor. Nanputuo Temple, among the well-known Buddhist shrines in the nation, has a long and prestigious history. Earth Towers of the Hakkas in Yongding area are the much fabled mountain residences in this world of make believe. Fujian also is a place where famous national heroes like Lin Zexu and Zheng Chenggong lived and won their seats of honor in history books.
Food and Drink
Fujian cuisine, with an emphasis on seafood, is one of the eight great traditions of Chinese cuisine. It is composed of traditions from various regions, including Fuzhou cuisine and Min Nan cuisine. The most prestigious dish is Fotiaoqiang, a complex dish making use of many ingredients, including shark fin, sea cucumber, abalone, and Shaoxing wine.
Many famous teas originate from Fujian, including oolong, Wuyi Yancha, and Fuzhou jasmine tea. Fujian tea ceremony is an elaborate way of preparing and serving tea.
Universities in Fujian
Fujian Normal University
Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University
Fujian University of Technology
Fujian Communications Technology college
Fuzhou Science & Technology College
Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Fujian Medical University