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The 2000-year-old city of Fuzhou is the capital of Fujian Province. It faces the island of Taiwan, off the China coast.Fuzhou is decorated with banyan trees planted during the Northern Song Dynasty (AD 960-1127). Hot Springs also bless the city. And the two "Opposing Pagodas" watch over the city from hilltops outside of two; the White Pagoda (built in 904 AD during the Tang Dynasty) and the Black Pagoda are imagined by locals to be in some way opposed to each other. Both Pagodas are octagonal and have seven levels. The White Pagoda stands about 135 feet tall; the Black Pagoda is over 100 feet. Both make excellent platforms for photographing the city.

Fuzhou features beautiful scenery, numerous places of interest and ample tourism resources. Presently, it has 29 National A scenic spots (10 National AAAA scenic spots, 6 National AAA scenic spots and 13 National AA scenic spots), 3 national-level scenic spots, 1 China's famous historical and cultural street, 4 national forest parks, 5 national industrial and agricultural tourism demonstration sites, 1 national leisure agriculture and rural tourism demonstration site, 9 hot spring resorts, 17 key cultural relics sites under national protection and a number of parks and holiday resorts.
The Min River runs through the town and into Horse-Tail Harbor. The harbor used to be a military center during the Ming Dynasty; now it is an economic zone and boasts the province's largest shipyard.
The city also boasts a 1700 year old scenic park and a zoo. West Lake Park has a 30 hectare lake which has been reconstructed a few times over the centuries. The Fuzhou Zoo has about 100 species of wildlife in a five hectare garden.
The coastal location made it one of the first batches of cities in China to benefit from the reform and opening-up policy. Like in many other cities in the country, nothing can stop the rage of economic growth here.
The capital city of Fujian Province in southeast China, Fuzhou boasts a history of around 2,000 years. The city is blessed with mild sub-tropical marine climate, and fantastic resources such as hot springs and seafood.
Fuzhou got the name "city of banyans" during the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), and even today, ancient banyan trees with their wide-spreading branches are everywhere to be seen in this sprawling city.
In the heart of downtown Fuzhou, instead of skyscrapers, you will find a huge area of ancient residential buildings, which is a rarity in modern Chinese cities. This area is known as Three Alleys and Seven Lanes, namely, Three Lanes And Seven Alleys - a critical symbol of Fuzhou as a historic city.
Everywhere you touch upon is history in Three Alleys and Seven Lanes. A lot of walls are built with huge bricks and you cannot find it anywhere in modern houses. And if you look closely, you can find seashells, a lot of seashells, because this is a coastal city, they got the material from seaside. Covering an area of about 40 hectares, Three Alleys and Seven Lanes is praised by many architects as the museum of architecture in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is said the layout of the lanes and alleys was formed even earlier back in Tang and Song Dynasties almost 1000 years ago. Around a hundred houses built in Ming and Qing Dynasties are still in existence. Although, many are in derelict situation.