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Nanping Travel Guide

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Chinese Name: 南平市 (nán píng shì)

Population: 3,060,000

Area: 26,278 square kilometers (10,146 square miles)

Nationalities: Han

Administrative Division: 1 district (Yanping); 5 counties (Shunchang, Pucheng, Guangze, Songxi, Zhenghe); 4 county-level cities (Shaowu, Wuyishan, Jian'ou, Jianyang) 

Seat of the City Government: No.439, Bayi Road, Yanping District, Nanping City

Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0599-8832075
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184

Bank of China Nanping Branch: No.459, Binjiang Road, Yanping District, Nanping City
China Post Nanping Branch: No.161, Bayi Road, Yanping District, Nanping City

Location: Nanping, the largest city of Fujian, lies in the north of the province. It is bordered by Zhejiang and Jiangsu in its northeast and northwest. Being a frontier of economic development, Nanping is a vital pass of Fujian open to vast land of the country.

History: Nanping is one of the important birthplaces of Fujian's culture, and it is also one of the places in Fujian that gained the earliest exploration thousands of years ago. As early as 1,800 years ago during the Eastern Han Dynasty, administrative system was established here. Even its younger counties, such as Jianyang, Shaowu and Wuyishan, have been existed for about a thousand years.

Physical Features: Lower mountains and hills construct the main landform of the city. Nanping is surrounded by mountains in the east, the west and the north. The whole terrain declines towards its central and southern part. Within the city, mountains and hills meander and rivers crisscross. Along the rivers, there are valleys dotted.

Climate: Nanping bears a subtropical oceanic monsoon climate, and the weather is humid and moderate all the year round. Autumn is warmer than spring. The average temperature of the hottest July lies between 28 and 29 degree centigrade (82.4 and 84.2 degree Fahrenheit), while that of January is 6-9 degree centigrade (42.8-48.2 degree Fahrenheit). April to June is Nanping's plum rain period.

When to Go: Without extreme heat and cold, the city is favorable for visiting during the whole year.

Local Highlights: China Wuyi Mountain Tourist Festival (Mid-May)

Special Local Products: Job's tears rice, edible fungus, tea, lotus seed

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