A Trip to Fuzhou
为迎接第44届世界遗产大会，福州市博物馆特别推出"迎世遗 展新姿——遇见福州｜A Trip to Fuzhou "系列微信公众号文章，以中英文结合的方式向广大市民朋友及中外旅客介绍福州历史文化知识与特色美景美食。
This is an ancient capital with blessings
A paradise of hot springs
A city with hills and surrounded
Where bantams and jasmines flourish
Both sun-drenched and tree-lined
It could be vibrant yet sleepy
Throughout lanes and alleys
From spring to winter
In the splendor of culture and nature
You will be far from alone in loving Fuzhou
Fuzhou, located in the eastern coast of China, the lower reach of Min River, on the east coast of East China Sea, facing Taiwan across the sea, abbreviated to "Rong", is the provincial capital of Fujian Province, with an area of 12, 154 square kilometers and a population of 7. 12 million.
With a history of over 2200 years, Fuzhou is known as "capital of Fujian". Fuzhou has historically been the political center of Fujian. Fuzhou is the political, economic, cultural, scientific research and modern financial service center on the western coast of the Taiwan Strait, and is also one of the five earliest trade ports opened in modern China.
Fuzhou known as "seaside Zoulu" has flourishing culture and simple and honest people. During Five Dynasties (AD907-960) , Wang Shenzhi, the king of Fujian delimited the scenic Wushan Hill, Yushan Hill and Pingshan Hillinto the city when he expanded the city wall. Since then, Fuzhou has the unique scenery of"mountain in the city and city in the mountain".
Fuzhou is a famous hot spring capital in China where hot springs are well known for its shallowly buried,high temperature and good quality. The hot spring is underground less than 1 km, theaverage temperature is 72 C. The pure water is rich in sulfur, chlorine, sodium, fluorine, hydrogen and other 10 kinds of minerals and trace elements beneficial to human health. The history of hot spring developmentin Fuzhou can be traced back to over 1700 years ago.