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Fuzhou - Capital city of Fujian Province
Fuzhou is an ancient city with a history of more than 2,100 years and now the capital city of Fujian province. It is one ofthe fourteen open coastal cities in China. Situated by the East Sea and in the lower reaches of the Min River, this area of 12,153 square kilometres is populated with 5.83 million people. The city tree is Banyan Jasmine flower is known as the symbolic flower of the city.
city of Fuzhou is alternatively called Three Hills. The Yu, Wu
andScreen Hills, all verdant with flourishing trees and grass,
form a triangle inside the city. The White and Black Pagodas,
elegant and slim as they are, face each other from the Yu and
Wu hills. The Min River flows through the city, carrying along
with it the reflections of trees and flowers. As it is said, "Three
Hills, Two Pagodas and a River" constitute the unique landscape
of Fuzhou City. The banyan is the symbolic tree of the city. Since
Fuzhou has a honourable title "Civilization by the East Sea. " Since the establishment of the city under the reign of Song Dynasty Gaozhu over one thousand years ago, the city has even served as the capital either to the king's prefecture or emperor's state or today's province. The rock-face inscriptions in the Drum Mountain, the Luoxing Tower in Mawei,the Great Iron Buddha in the Kaiyuan Temple and the Jinshan Temple amid the Min River, along with the hundred and more historic sites, have recorded the glory of Fuzhou City. The historical figures such as Lin Zexu, Yan Fu, Sha Zhenbing, Zheng Zhenduo and Gao Shiqi, have always aroused the pride in the hearts of Fuzhou people. The "Treasure Land" Fuzhou has become more and more glamorous today.
Fuzhou City Map
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