Fujian Province


Sam's Exotic Travels to Fujian Province on the SE Coast of China

Fujian  is one of the provinces on the southeast coast of China. Fujian borders Zhejiang to the north, Jiangxi to the west, and Guangdong to the south. Taiwan lies to the east, across the Taiwan Strait. The name Fujian comes from the combination of Fuzhou and Jian'ou, two cities in Fujian. The name was coined during Tang Dynasty.  Major cities are Fuzhou (Foochow), Xiamen (Amoy), Quanzhou, Zhangzhou and Putian

The province is mostly mountainous, and is traditionally described to be "Eight parts mountain, one part water, and one part farmland"  The northwest is higher in altitude, with the Wuyi Mountains forming the border between Fujian and Jiangxi. The highest point of Fujian is Huanggang Peak in the Wuyi Mountains, with an altitude of 2157 m. The province faces East China Sea to the east, South China Sea to the south, and the Taiwan Strait to the southeast.  Fujian is separated from Taiwan by the 180-km-wide Taiwan Strait. Some of the small islands in the Taiwan Strait are also part of the province. Small parts of the province, namely the islands of Quemoy and Matsu, are under the administration of the Republic of China.

Source: www.wikipedia.org

Map of China with Fujian Province highlighted  Downtown buildings at night, Xiamen China  Statue of Lin Zexu, Fuzhou China  Path to Da Hong Pa Tea Farm, the most famous tea in all of China, Wuyishan  Street scene - Gulang Yu Island, Xiamen China

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