Fuzhou is the capital and one of the largest cities in Fujian province, People's Republic of China. Along with the many counties of Ningde, those of Fuzhou are considered to constitute the Mindong linguistic and cultural area. Fuzhou's core counties lie on the north (or left) bank of the estuary ofFujian's largest river, the Min River.
Attractions in Fuzhou include the "Three Lanes and Seven Alleys", historic district which showcases over 200 residences from the Ming and Qing dynasties. The area is where mountains and rivers meet the sea. Plenty of mountains and waterfalls can be found inland, while sandy beaches are abundant in the coastal areas, especially in the town of Changle and the Island of Pingtan.
Things to See & Do
* West Lake Park
* Wuyi Square
* Gu Mountain
* Three Lanes and Seven Alleys - historic district
* Hualin Temple
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Chinese Yuan (CNY)
Language - Mandarin
Population - 7,000,000 approx
Land Area - 12,000 km²
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 86
Port Location - The port of Fuzhou is located in the suburb of Mawei.
Travel Links - Fuzhou is accessible by plane, bus and train.
Important Visa Information
Australian and New Zealand passport holders staying on board or going ashore to visit any Chinese ports are required to obtain a single-entry Chinese visa (3 month validity) prior to travel. We recommend you include a copy of your itinerary with your application and confirm the expiration of the visa at the time of issue to ensure that it is valid for your stay in China. Visas cannot be issued upon the ship's arrival. Please note that any passengers not in possession of a Chinese visa may be denied boarding or incur a fine.