The Chinese tourist attractions of Fuzhou are proving to be popular with tourists so far this year.
Those on tailor made tours to the country often have a list of special sites they want to see, be it the Great Wall or the spectacular Hong Kong harbour, but the Fuzhou Province on the east coast of China has many must-see destinations.
Drum Hill is just a short trip for those who stay in the capital city and gives tourists the change to see a unique natural phenomenon. The mountain is shaped like the percussion instrument it takes its name from and curiously, it also manages to produce a sound.
The hill reverberates loudly whenever the weather conditions are right, covering the whole region with the sound of a drum.
Those who prefer their natural features less loud could check out Yu Hill. The attraction is located in the main city of Fuzhou just beneath a colossal statue of Mao Zedong and looked at from below the hill resembles a huge turtle.
Anyone after a bit of Chinese culture on their tailor made tour will want to see the White Pagoda. The temple is situated near the equally awe-inspiring Song Dynasty tomb and is one of the most famous Buddhist venues in the region.
These attractions may be the reason more than 1.77 million visitors swelled into the region over the past 12 months – an increase of 6.57 per cent when compared to 2010′s figures, according to the Information Statistics and Monitoring Center of Fuzhou Municipal Tourism Administration.
The recent Spring Festival was a particularly high point.
All the urban areas in the region put on special celebration for Chinese New Year and the festivals that are associated with it.
The parks in Fuzhou received 811,400 tourists in total, including 200,000 by West Lake Park, 328,000 by Zuohai Park, 52,800 by Minjiang Park and 33,000 by Fuzhou Zoo.