Zhangzhou is located on the lower reaches of the
The area around the city is rich in farm products such as assorted flowers, mushrooms, vegetables, oranges, tangerines, bananas, shaddocks, longans, litchis, pineapples, and many others fruits. Zhangzhou has a well developed food-processing industry. Apart from fruits and veggies industries, Zhangzhou has rich tourism resources too.
The region belongs 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 vacational tour. In Zhangzhou, the most significant natural scenic spot is its
Located at coastal area of
It is a typical Age 3 volcanic geographical park, composed of “two mountains, two islands and three bays”. The geological geomorphologic terrain was formed by the central eruption of the volcanoes and the wind and sea erosion between 28.61 million and 15.41 million years ago, due to the movement of
It reflects the movement of the new generation of volcanoes and the involvement of the geological structure in the west
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.
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.
Eating in Zhangzhou
There is not only the natural scenic beauty of volcano landform rarely seen in the world or the great temples nestled among the mountains, but also a great variety of abundant seafood to savour. Ocean farming, fishery, fishermen and abundant coastal water resources have made Zhongzhou a place for huge selection of seafood cuisine. Being Minan cultured, the dishes found here are very similar to that of
With its fresh veggies typically grown in the area, you can expect some of the freshest of the fruits and veggies
How to get there
Zhangzhou is only a stone throw away from
Or alternatively, there are Ferries you can take to cross from
The best way to tramp through the