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Zhangzhou is located on the lower reaches of the Jiulong River in the southeast of Fujian Province. It was one of China's chief ports for foreign trade in early times and is still a distribution center for commercial cargoes on the Jiulong River. The area around the city is rich in oranges, tangerines, bananas, shaddocks, longans, litchis, pineapples, and many others fruits. Zhangzhou has a developed food-processing industry.

Zhangzhou Coastal Volcano National Geology Park
Zhangzhou Coastal Volcano National Geology Park

Zhangzhou Coastal Volcano National Geology Park
Located at coastal area of Zhangzhou City, Fujian Province and covering an area of about 100 square kilometers, Zhangzhou Coastal Volcano National Geology Park is unique in China. Represented by four kinds of volcano remnants that are rarely seen in the world, and having kept down the eruption vestige of typical central-type volcanoes in the tertiary epoch and the weathered marine abrasion landform of later period, the scenic zone is of multidisciplinary scientific research value for geological structure, volcanology, ancient geography etc. In 2001, it was awarded "National Geology Park".   

Zhangzhou Coastal Volcano National Geology Park
Zhangzhou Coastal Volcano National Geology Park
The Scenic Zone of Zhangpu-Linjinyu Coastal Volcano 
Belonging to subtropical maritime climate,like spring all the year round,and with perennial average temperature of 21℃, the scenic zone is the best choice for vacation tour. There is not only the natural scenic beauty of volcano landform rarely seen in the world, but also a great variety of abundant seafood to savor. 

Ancient Crater on Niutou Mountain
 As a vestige of volcano eruption and remaining in good condition, Ancient Crater on Niutou Mountain is suited to be developed as an ancient crater museum. Mountain, stones, sea, blue sky, sand beach and other various views here constitute a miniature of the nature. 

South Taiwu Mountain
South Taiwu Mountain here and North Taiwu Mountain of Kinmen faces each other across a great distance, and they are known to be "Sister Mountains". To the overseas Chinese born in Zhangzhou, South Taiwu Mountain is a symbol of hometown, and a synonym for motherland. Fuxing Temple on South Taiwu Mountain with burning incense all the year round, is the "the Holy Land" for emigrants from home and abroad to rest their sense of home and belonging. 

Glossy Ganoderma hill (Zhishan)
Standing in the northwest of the city, this hill was named for the purple glossy ganoderma, a medicinal herb, said to be growing on its slopes. The hill is the highest peak in Zhangzhou. Many temples were built on the hill since the Tang Dynasty (618-907), but most of the buildings were desolated over the years and there remain only three pavilions: Ganlu, Xianzhen, and Rihua.

South Hill Temple (Nanshansi)
A well-known Buddhist monastery in the south of Zhangzhou, this temple was first built during the Tang Dynasty, and the existing buildings were reconstructed during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The temple has magnificent buildings and spacious compounds. At the shrine of the main hall, there is a statue of the Buddha made of pure white marble. The five-meter statue of Maitreya in the center of the hall was carved from a huge single piece of stone during the Tang Dynasty.

Dongshan Island
Dongshan Island stands off the coastal area of southern Zhangzhou, comprising of forty three islets. Weather in the island is pleasant. White sails on the blue sea, soft and flossy beach, brilliant sunshine and green forest make the island a fine holiday resort. In the northeast of Dongshan Island is the Ancient Town of Zhongshan built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

Hakka Earth Buildings
Hakka's Roundhouses spread all over the city, including counties of Hua'an, Pinghe, Zhao'an, Yunxiao and Zhangpu. The original roundhouse is lives as barracks, castle or mountain fastness constructed with clay mixed with many other materials into different shapes. There are entirely more than eight hundred roundhouses in total.

Travel Tips:

1. Zhangzhou has no airport because it is only 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport. After arriving Xiamen, visitors can change to the buses and trains to Zhangzhou.

2. It is convenient to get to Zhangzhou from Xiamen by bus. From Xiamen South Hubin Bus Station, buses to Zhangzhou leave every 20 minutes. Train is not suggested between these two cities, because the whole journey will take one hour or even longer by train but within 30 minutes by bus through the Haicang Bridge.

Source: China.org.cn

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