Fuzhou National Forest Park is one of 10 largest forest parks in China and covers an area of 860 hectares. It’s located in the northern suburbs of the city and nestled in a valley surrounded on three sides by green hills and one side by the clear Bayi Reservoir. Although being around for almost six decades (founded in 1960) as an established research park, many special gardens in there featuring flowers (e.g. plum/peach/cherry blossoms) are actually new and there’re efforts to introduce more entertaining programs in addition to the ones already in use such as barbecue, boat rental and a kids fun fair. The park is home to more than 2,500 species of rare plants. (more…)
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A man went on a stabbing spree on the night of January 14, 2019 at Jinshan area of Fuzhou. According to fznews.com own source, the suspect was identified a 48-year-old man surnamed Hou, who allegedly killed the boyfriend of his ex-wife around 8:30 pm last night, before fleeing the scene and starting knifing randomly whoever he chose on his way. It’s reported the first victim was an e-bike rider, whose bike was jacked after being stabbed around Hongjiang Rd.. The stabbings then escalated when Hou somehow moved to the nearby Pushang Avenue and sought revenge on another 18 people on the streets. According to reports, he went missing after jumping off the Pushang Bridge and the local law enforcement are going all out in pursuit of the suspect. (more…)
Inspired by Alexandra Arch & Forest Walk in Singapore, Fuzhou government decided to build something similar, but in greater scale and length, to our dear city of banyan trees. The man-made wonder was named Fudao, meaning ‘trail of fortunes’. Legend had it that a donkey caravan, instead of all the heavy machinery, was employed to transport building materials in order to minimize the impact to the nature during its construction from 2015 to the end of 2017. Since its opening to the public, Fudao has been gaining popularity among locals and visitors alike due to its treetop experience unlike any before. (more…)
By Amy Priestes
Gu Shan, which is also known as Mount Gu and Drum Mountain –note: Gu means drum and Shan means mountain- is without question the most popular mountain in Fuzhou. Gu Shan is a great place to escape the city, get some fresh air and exercise, but what makes Mount Gu so popular is its convenient location near the city. Just hope on the bus (Bus 7, 29, 58, 69, 70, 808, 812, 815, 957 etc ) for about 30-45 minutes depending on where you are in downtown and that’s it! Some early risers go there for a speedy morning hike while others enjoy a late evening trip to see distant city lights and avoid the heat.
Once at Gu Shan, you will find two main sets of stairs going up the mountain. Both lead to the same place, so choose whichever you like. Stairs, which are well lit by night, go all the way to the top, though you may find a few small trails leading off in other directions. At the top there is a lookout tower where you can see the entire city of Fuzhou. (more…)