Fujian

Fujian

Fujian is known for its stunning coastlines, rugged mountain ranges and ancient ethnic minority populations. The province was established during the Qin Dynasty when its temperate winters, comfortable summers and long coastlines made for an ideal trading hub. At the same time, its mountainous terrain has limited most inhabitants to the coast, and only well-adapted ethnic minorities inhabit the inner countryside, in century-old tulou houses that preserve their old traditions and communal ways.

Fujian: Did you know?

  • Fujian's rugged terrain has earned the Chinese saying 'eighty percent mountains, ten percent water and ten percent farmland'
  • The province is famous for its rice, tea, lacquerware, stone carvings, cork pictures, bead embroidery and puppets
  • When Marco Polo visited Fujian in late 13th century, he called Quanzhou 'one of the two ports in the world with the biggest flow of merchandise