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Top 10 attractions in Fujian, China

By Xu Lin
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Fujian Province, located on the southeast coast of China, is famous for its beautiful seaside scenery, rich geologial diversity and typical folk houses. Enjoying the sunshine on the beach or hiking in the mountains will create the perfect holiday experience for any traveler. Except for the most popular spots of Gulangyu Island and Mount Wuyi, there are numerous other impressive attractions throughout the area.

The following are the top 10 attractions in Fujian.

 Chongwu Ancient Town(崇武古城)

Chongwu Ancient Town, one of the 'top 10 attractions in Fujian, China' by China.org.cn.

Chongwu Ancient Town [photo.pconline.com.cn]



Chongwu Ancient Town is located in Quanzhou, a historical city which was reputed for being "one of the largest ports in the world," said Marco Polo, in China's Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368).

Built in 1384 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) to fight against the Japanese pirates, the town is the best-preserved T-shaped stone-walled city in China, a historical wonder in the country's coastal protection history. The architecture, featuring the heavy local granite, is a prominent feature of the town. A large sculpture park is located on the narrow strip south of the fortress, between the city wall and the beach. Many foreign visitors are very impressed by the remarkable stone carving artworks.

The town is also famous for its uniquely dressed up Hui'an maidens, who wear short cyan jackets and skintight black hip huggers which flare out the legs, but they carefully cover their heads with colorful scarves and conical hats. Hui'an maidens are well known for their work ethic and kindness.

Admission: 25 yuan(US$3.93)/person

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