Fujian Mysterious fortresses of the Hakka people

Fujian Travel Guide of China

Things to do in Fujian

  • Wuyi Mountain

    Wuyi Mountain

  • Yongding Tulou

    Yongding Tulou

  • Nanjing Tulou

    Nanjing Tulou

  • Gulangyu Island

    Gulangyu Island

  • Taining Geopark

    Taining Geopark

  • Hulishan Fortress

    Hulishan Fortress

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Unless you are a business man in China, you probably have never heard of Fujian Province. Yet, Fujian has some historic heritages which far interesting than its economic development that will be discussed in our Fujian travel guide. The port of Maritime Silk Road, the Oolong tea, Hakka Earth Buildings, Unique Vegetation are all hallmarks of Fujian.

Fujian Overview

The Fujian province is located in the southeastern region of China on the coast of the South China Sea. On the other side is the island of Taiwan, land of the Republic of China.
Due to its geographical position and its proximity to Taiwan, Fujian has quickly become a key province in the development of China, especially the Xiamen special economic zone. The ports of Fuzhou (capital of Fujian), Xiamen and Quanzhou were among the largest and most prosperous in China and some still occupy an important place in Chinese foreign trade.
Quanzhou was the starting point of the Maritime Silk Road that exported porcelain and other items to the West between the 10th and 14th century. People, culture and religion there are mixed in harmony still visible today.
More than 2,000 years ago, the Fujian region was occupied by the Min people whose language dialects are still used. To the South, the southern Min is the most widespread language of Fujian but to the West and North, other dialects are spoken.
When China closed the export market in the Ming Dynasty, trade ceased in Fujian contributing to its economic decline shortly after. A large part of the population then expatriated to Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Taiwan. The population of the island of Taiwan has also derived, more than three-quarters of the residents from Fujian as they fled after economic hardships grew.

The Various Attributes of Fujian 

What characterizes Fujian today is the number of people that go abroad. Despite increasing emigration in China, the Hakka minority haven't moved, they continue to live their lives, retire at the Tulous down the coast.
On the slopes of Mount Wuyi, natural parks are home to an extraordinary biodiversity with more than 600 animal species that were discovered for the first time in 1999. Listed on UNESCO for its unique wildlife and ancient artifacts that are kept there, Mount Wuyi is exceptional. Not far from there one of the best teas in China is produced, Wulong tea or Oolong tea. 

Things to do in Fujian

Although the Fujian province is not a well-known tourist destination, it would be a shame to miss such a cultural and historical place. In the remote valley around Yongding and Nanjing, the Hakka villages impress many with their size, shape and composition. They are also classified as World Heritages by UNESCO. 
To get an idea of the colonial presence in China, it is best to go on Gulangyu Island, Xiamen. 
If you're interested in experiencing some adventure heading to Mount Wuyi wouldn't hurt. In nature, stand on the green slopes of the mountain before leaving for tea plantations. For a more energetic experience, a rafting excursion is also available.

Best time to travel to Fujian 

Fujian can be visited at any time of the year. With a subtropical climate, the province is mainly hot and humid in the summer and cool in the winter. It is advised, however, to be careful as typhoons are common during the warmer months.

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