Discover the real China with Fuzhou hotels
With a history that spans over two millennia, the capital city of the Fujian Province enjoys its strategic location on China's south east coast, facing the island of Taiwan. Largely untouched by commercialised tourism, Fuzhou hotels offers much to business travellers in search of spirituality, history and wondrous landscapes. With its own language called Fuzhou Hua, the region possesses an architecture and culture different from the rest of China.
Why should I visit Fuzhou on my next business trip?
Visited by Marco Polo, this port city has intrigued maritime traders for centuries. With Taiwan right across the Formosa Strait, Taiwanese investment is abundant in Fuzhou. An airport located just an hour's drive away offers flights to major Asian hubs such as Singapore, Osaka, Taipei and Hong Kong. Direct and comfortable overnight buses to Hong Kong make Fuzhou an attractive base to explore.
Fuzhou's Three Lanes and Seven Alleys is one of China's largest historic districts where vestiges of the Qing and Ming dynasties proudly stand. Wuyi Square hosts the ceremonial raising of the flag by soldiers at dusk and dawn. The centrally-located West Lake Park is perfect for paddling and panda-spotting. For gift ideas, Fuzhou proposes lacquer works and Shoushan stones. While local delicacies such as fish balls, oysters, minced beef and pork are a hit with visitors, Japanese, Korean and French cuisine is also available.
Where do I find the big business events?
The Fuzhou Strait International Conference & Exhibition Centre (SICEC) and the well-equipped Haixia International Exhibition Centre host events such as the China Agricultural Trade Fair (ATF) which seek to promote agricultural technology. Fuzhou is also home to factories that make shoes for Nike, Reebok and Adidas.
How do I enjoy the outdoors with a hotel in Fuzhou?
The mountains around the Fuzhou are mystical and certainly unmissable. Gu Mountain, accessible by cable car intrigues with its Taoist temple where archives are penned in the blood of monks. How about some refreshing tea served in a cave at Baiyun Mountain? A short walk from Fuzhou's main square is Wu Montain — don't miss local musicians who practice on the way up here. Go 17 km out of the city to Qi Mountain, where a vertigo-inducing suspension bridge hangs precariously over forests, mountains and waterfalls. A hotel in Fuzhou is the perfect escape for any business traveller.