Fuzhou Changle International Airport is the main airport that serves Fuzhou, the capital and among the largest cities within the Fujian province of People’s Republic of China and is situated close to the shore of the Taiwan Strait. The airport was built to replace the previous Fuzhou Yixu Airport, which was a military and civil airport, and since the airport’s introduction in 1997, it has been identified as the 22nd busiest airport based on cargo traffic, 25th busiest airport based on traffic movements, and the overall 25th busiest airport in all of China. It also serves as the hub for China’s first privately owned airline, Xiamen Airlines or XiamenAir.
What to see & do
Fuzhou, formerly known as Minhow, has a population of approximately 7.1 million with its core counties lying on the left bank of Min River, Fujian province’s largest river. It is known for historical, cultural, recreational tourist attractions and landmarks.
Among Fuzhou’s historical or cultural spots include the Lin Zexu Memorial Hall, Sanfang Qixiang or Three Lanes and Seven Alleys, West Lake, Hualin Temple, Nanhou Street, and Dingguang Pagoda Temple, among others, while among its notable landmarks are Mawei Ship Building Groups of Fujian, Wuta Tower, XueSheng Jie, Anmin Alley, and Fuzhou Wenru Square, to name a few.
Fuzhou also features museums, zoos, and outdoor areas such as Fujian Museum and the 1911 Revolution Memorial Museum; the Panda World, and Fuzhou Crocodile Park; along with spots like the Xihu Park of Fuzhou, Fuzhou National Forest Park, and Drum Mountain (Gu Shan), among others. Fuzhou is also a good shopping spot with its numerous shopping areas that include the East Pak Supermarket, Wanda Plaza (Ngau Hom Shek Road), Ocean Crystal code Mall, Rainbow grocery Mall, and Xinhuadu Shopping Plaza (East Street), among other spots.
How to get around within Fuzhou
The transportation around Fuzhou has grown throughout the years with the city now being served by various seaports, along with the city’s railways. The city’s seaport features the Fuzhou Navy yard, with a shipyard, along with a naval academy built at the shipyard. Fuzhou has a dock by the Luoyuan Bay, along with the Min River that’s relied for medium-sized craft navigation, upstream to Nanping. Although now inaccessible to seagoing ships, the city’s Luoxingta anchorage, along with the city’s Guantou outer harbour on the coast of the East China Sea, were all subjected to several modernization and improvements. While among the railways that serve Fuzhou, which is also known as a railway hub in the northern Fujian province, are the Wenzhou–Fuzhou and Fuzhou–Xiamen Railways as parts of the Southeast Coast High-Speed Rail Corridor, along with the city’s Nanping–Fuzhou Railway and Xiangtang–Putian Railway, that provide railway access inwards the city. Also among the Fuzhou railways also include the Fuzhou-Mawei Railway for Mawie District’s city centre, along with Fuzhou Rail Station, and the Strait Rail Station, or Fuzhou South Station that serve the north of the city centre, and the Cangshan district, respectively.
How to get there
Get to Fuzhou, China through Fuzhou Changle International Airport with these airlines that fly to and from the country. Among the airlines that fly to Fuzhou Changle International Airport include: DragonAir and Philippine Airlines, with a stopover at Hong Kong since there are no direct flights available from the Philippines to Fuzhou.
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