Attractions

Top Choice Architecture in Fúzhōu

Sānfāng Qīxian

The ‘downtown’ area of the city is actually a series of ancient residential buildings known as ‘Three Lanes and Seven Paths'. Constructed in the late Jin dynasty around the 12th century, the residences prospered 400…
Notable Building in Fújiàn Tǔlóu

Chéngqǐ Lóu

In the village of Gāoběi (高北), this 300-year-old tǔlóu has 400 rooms and once housed 1000 inhabitants. It’s built with elaborate concentric rings, with circular passageways between them and a central shrine. It’s on…
Taoist Temple in Quánzhōu

Guāndì Temple

This smoky and magnificently carved temple is southeast of Qīngjìng Mosque. A furnace burns prayer books stuffed in by devotees. It’s dedicated to Guan Yu, a Three Kingdoms general who was deified as the God of War.…
Notable Building in Fújiàn Tǔlóu

Zhènchéng Lóu

This most visited tǔlóu is a grandiose structure built in 1912, with two concentric circles and 222 rooms. The ancestral hall in the centre of the tǔlóu is complete with Western-style pillars. The locals dub this tǔ…
Temple in Quánzhōu

Cǎo’ān Manichaean Temple

This quirky temple is dedicated to Manichaeism, a religion originating in Persia in the 3rd century, combining elements of Zoroastrian, Christian and Gnostic thought, which reached China in the 7th century.The well …
Buddhist Site in Xiàmén

Nánpǔtuó Temple

This Buddhist temple complex on the southern side of Xiàmén is one of the most famous temples among the Fujianese, and is also considered a pilgrimage site by dedicated followers from Southeast Asia. The temple has …
Park in Wǔyí Shān

Wǔyí Shān Scenic Area

The entrance to the Wǔyí Shān Scenic Area is at Wǔyí Gōng, about 200m south of the Wǔyí Mountain Villa. Trails within the scenic area connect all the major sites. Good walks include the 530m Great King Peak (大王峰; Dà…
Buddhist Site in Quánzhōu

Kāiyuán Temple

In the northwest of the city, one of the oldest temples in Quánzhōu dates back to AD 686. Surrounded by trees, Kāiyuán Temple is famed for its pair of rust-coloured five-storey stone pagodas, stained with age and ca…
Village in Fújiàn Tǔlóu

Tǎxià

This delightful river settlement boasts several tǔlóu-converted guesthouses and it is a great base from which to explore the tǔlóu areas. The highlight of the village is the Zhang Ancestral Hall. It is surrounded by…
Museum in Quánzhōu

Maritime Museum

On the northeast side of town, this fabulous museum explains Quánzhōu’s trading history, the development of Chinese shipbuilding and the kaleidoscope of religions in the port’s heyday. The Religious Stone Hall and I…