Capital of Fujian provice,
Fuzhou is a 2,000-year-old city with rich
cultural heritage. It lies opposite Taiwan
across the strait. The city abounds in banyan
trees that were mostly planted at the time
of the Northern Song Dynasty (A.D. 960-1127).
So Fuzhou is also known as Rong Cheng, meaning
the City of Banyans. Fuzhou has been the
native place of famous men over the generations
who made history. More historical sites
are found in the city of Fuzhou than most
of other Chinese cities. The three hills
of Yu, Wu and Ping stand at triangular positions,
while the two pagodas Bai Ta(White Pagoda)
and Wu Ta (Black pagoda) face each other
at a distance. These make up the city's
landscape. Places of interest include the
residence stone carvings and the cork sculpture,
are objects of admiration since early on
both in China and abroad. Fuzhou has abundant
hot springs, and good quality hot spring
water is supplied at the bathrooms of hotels.
Fuzhou is also famous for culinary art.
Gourmets' fascinations are such delicacies
as Fo Tiao Qiang (Buddha-Jumps- Over-The-Wall)
and clams in chicken soup. Fuzhou is accessible
by modern routes of communication. It welcomes
tourists from abroad and elsewhere in China.