Fujian which mean "Happy Establishment" is blessed with a rich culture, famous historical sites and beautiful natural landscapes. These make Fujian as a unique tourist attraction for China travelers, and still hiding its potential for great travel destinations for the future. Fujian is popular as home of many Overseas Chinese who spreading across the globe. This province also count as one of the richest and prosperous region in China, with Fuzhou and Xiamen are the two major trading ports in China.
How to visit Fujian
Fujian is strategic province for its location in south-eastern coastal, and well connected via China's domestic airline, highway, bus, train networks and passenger ship.
The four airport in Fujian are as follow :
- Changle International Airport in Fuzhou
- Gaoqi International Airport in Xiamen
- Jinjiang Airport in Quanzhao
- Wuyishan Airport in Nanping
The Fuzhou and Xiamen airport are connected to Hongkong as well as other major cities in China mainland. Wuyishan Airport also has good connections across domestic route, to support it as major scenic area in the country.
For land route, Fujian travelers may consider taking train or long-distance bus which is convenient and almost cover all of Fujian Cities. As coastal province, Fujian has hundred ports but the main port only Fuzhou and Xiamen. Passenger ship often useful for Hongkong, Macao and Taiwan destinations.
Fujian Popular Cuisine
Fo Tiao Qiang or "Buddha jumps over the wall" is the most popular food in Fujian. It contains more than 30 ingredients, including sea slug, shark's fin, abalone, chicken breast, duck, pig's trotters, dried scallop, mushroom, pigeon egg and other unique ingredients.
Wonton is the most common snack in Fujian, it's easily recognized by its thin skin. Wonton cooks in a short period time, the boiled dumplings would be required in the process of adding cold water 2 times. After cooked, it looks half transparent.
Wind Duck Paste is using sweet potato powder (sweet potato flour) and pasted to pieces of the wind duck, winter bamboo shoots and silk, the film mushrooms, meat, garlic paste mixed with boiled.
Fish Ball also known as the "Yu Yuan" was chopped dried fish, adding by egg white, mixing flour, some of them adding pork or shrimp. All of that ingredients cooked in boiling water.
- Tai Chi Taro is cooking taro nut and pressed into mud, adding sugar, eggs, water and oil. After the taro cool down, people sometimes add chopped kernels, cherry on the surface. It is one of the traditional Fujian’s desserts.
Fujian Cuisine are also called as Min Cai and holds an important position in China's culinary art.
Fujian Famous Drink
Fujian has high reputation as world class tea producer, and become tea exporter since medieval age. The word "tea" of english actually derived from Minnan (local dialect in Fujian) language. Fujian also has good local beer with dozens of branding name.