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There is undoubtedly so much to see in China. For instance, Fuzhou, the capital city of Fujian province has been receiving strong positive reviews from many tourists. Unsurprisingly, the much-loved city offers a little bit of everything from cultural attractions to historical sites to a chance to commune with nature.
Fuzhuo used to be one of the largest exporters of tea in the 19th century. Aside from its tourist spots, the city is also home to factories of many popular brands including Nike. A stroll in the city would reveal beautiful architecture unique to the city alone.
Traversing the Min River, Fuzhou features scenic waterfalls and mountains that are sure to take the breath away of any tourist. The sparkling white beaches of the city are best enjoyed in Pingtan Island.
From the airport, you can take a bus at suburban Changle. The fare is usually ¥20. You can also hail a cab and fare will just go around ¥20. It's more practical to take the bus though you can always haggle with cab fare.
If you're coming from Hong King or Guangzhou, you can also take the overnight bus at around ¥250-¥350.
Traveling in Fuzhou on a budget is a lot easier because taxis are cheap in the city. The flag down rate is at ¥10 for the first 3 kilometers. Just add ¥1.4 per succeeding km. Expect though to add ¥2 in the total taxi fare for fuel charges. Again, you can always haggle with the driver before getting into the vehicle. Negotiation with taxi fare is very common in the city.
Those who want to maximize their budget even more can simply take the bus when going around the city. The usual fare is at ¥1. However, the downside is that buses can really be crowded. The trick here is to wait for the next one because public transportation has intervals of just five to ten minutes.
From Yeshan Road, you can partake in fresh, delicious seafood at Wai Bo Tai. This budget-friendly restaurant is a hit for both tourists and locals.
When in Fuzhou, always take the time to explore your options. It will enable you to spend less and enjoy more in this interesting China city.