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Fuzhou National Forest Park

 Fuzhou National Forest Park

National Forest Park is one of nine Forest Park. Originally called Fuzhou Arboretum, and the Tour, is a comprehensive research park. Fuzhou National Forest Park is located in Xindian Town (Xīndiān 新店) 7 km from Fuzhou city center, and covers an area of 2891 hectares. The forest park is home to over 3,000 species of rare plants. There are several special gardens have been set up for cycads, kittuls, bamboos, trees, flowers and rare species. The Dragon Pond Stream is twisting through the park. The lush plants and clean stream offers a theme of forest ecotourism for the park. Cultural attractions such as ancient post road, stone inscription is very appealing to enthusiasts of history and culture. Also, the park is equipped with abundant recreational facilities and set up as a forestry holiday resort. 


 Park Interior Environment Park Interior Environment
Surrounded on three sides by mountains, facing a water-blessing to East Road, west of the lake and the top Yangcun border, the north shore of the south on August 1 Reservoir Dam (Shuǐ Kǜ水库), to the north and Beacon Hill Lingtou adjacent townships. A rectangle, the highest elevation of 643 meters Beacon Hill (Bǐjiàshān 笔架山). To the collection, exhibition mainly Fujian species, the introduction of the South kapok tree, the north Yang drilling days, the Nanyangshan tropical, subtropical camphor tree, the Chinese pine and temperate living fossil known as ginkgo (Yínxìng 银杏), such as more than 2,500 kinds of domestic and foreign Metasequoia precious species. The forest areas, nurseries, greenhouses, the Category Park, rest areas five parts.


Precious Species in ParkPrecious Species in Park
In the park, there are various kinds of rare plants under State protection (category II), such as metasequoia (Shuǐshān 水杉) , the so-called live fossil (Huóhuàshí 活化石), the world famous Chinese dove tree and parashorea cathayensis, the rare "giant in the forest". Besides, you can also see golden camellia, the so-called "the queen of tea" , which was just discovered in 1960, and spinulose tree fern, the oldest live fossil and the relic of ancient forest, and "the king of trees"--Taiwania flousiana, one of the largest trees in the world.
Focus on collecting and showing varieties of trees in Fujian Province, Fuzhou National Forest Park also introduces precious species from other areas and countries. Today, more than 2500 species of trees from all over the country and other 36 countries in the world can be found in the park, including the kapok tree from the south, Lombardy poplar from the north, hoop pine from tropical area, camphor tree from subtropical area, Chinese pine, gingko and metasequoia from temperate area.

Park HistoryPark History
Fuzhou National Forest Park belongs to the nine national forest park in China. Originally named as Fuzhou Arboretum (Fǘzhōushǜmùyuáń 福州树木园) and built in 1960, Fuzhou National Forest Park was so named in 1993. Covering an area of 860 hectares and embraced on three sides by green hills and one side by clear water, it is a comprehensive forest park for science research as well as for sight-seeing. Because of the geographic environment and forest protection effects, there is a unique microclimate in the park that the climate here is fairly mild in winter and rather cool in summer, and the temperature is often 3-5 centigrade lower than that of in downtown city. Renowned as a largest natural oxygen bar in Fuzhou, plentiful oxygen and negative oxide ion are released make the park attracts numbers of people to take a forest bath everyday.

What to see in Fuzhou National Forest Park?
With a beautiful environment, scientific connotations and unique forest recreational projects, the national forest park is an ideal tourist and holiday resort for both Chinese and foreign visitors.

Arbor GardenArbor Garden
Arbor garden includes eight small ones specialized in bambusoideae, rare plants, palm, cycas, banyan, orchids of Fujian, shade plants and a celebrities' plants area. There are totally over 1000 local species and over 1700 introduced species in the garden, including 22 species of cycas, over 20 species of palm, and over 30 species of banyan trees. It successfully creates an artificial imitate ecological environment that visitors can just feel like in a tropical rain forest in the park. A Banyan King in Banyan Garden is the highlight of the garden attracting people from home and abroad. The tree is said to be planted in Song Dynasty (970-1279) when the Fuzhou City begun to plant numerous banyan trees under the government's project. Today, this Banyan tree has grown to be a largest one in Fuzhou with a height over 20 meters and a coronal over 1300 square meters.

Human Landscape Area
In this area, there are a Buddhist temple the Zhengxin Temple, an ancient path built in Song Dynasty, and a provincial protected tomb of Liu Bingxin (Liǘ Bīngxīn 刘冰心), who is a Jinshi (a successful candidate in the highest imperial examinations) as well as the elder son-in-law of the great national hero Lin Zexu (Lín Zéxú 林则徐) in Qing Dynasty (1636-1911).

Longtan (Lóngtán 龙潭)Scenic Zone
Located in the most north of the park, Longtan Scenic Zone is a typical zone features south subtropical rain forest. With high ecotourism value, it is a mysterious area possesses brooks and waterfalls, bizarre peaks and rocks, stone inscriptions, jungles and springs.

Forest Museum

Forest Museum
It is the first museum in China that theme in the forest. Covering an area of 2040 square meters and opened to the public in 2001, it is a museum exhibits the formation and development law of forest as well as the relationship between forest and human beings by means of entities, samples, charts, models and multi-media. Over 10000 exhibitions of 15 kinds falls into four main parts, the animal specimens, herbariums, forest ecological landscapes and forestry achievements. It is a museum assembling great values of science, art, appreciation and participation, which also full showing the diverse ecologic types, rich forest resources and substantial achievements of forestry in Fujian Province.


World of BirdsWorld of Birds
World of Birds is the only birds ecological tourist attraction in Fujian province. Occupying an area of 16667 square meters, it is a zone with most number of birds, most species, and richest birds' shows in China. About 5000 birds belong to 150 species from different regions in the world live here, including over 20 national rare and precious species and over 10 worldwide rare and precious species.

With an advantageous geographic environment in the southeast border of Eurasia and faces East China Sea, Fuzhou falls within the warm and humid subtropical monsoon climate, featuring short winters and long summers. The climate is pleasant and comfortable with 326 frost free days and the annual average temperature is 19℃. The annual average sunshine hours is 1700~1980 hours; the annual average volume of rainfalls is 900~2100mm. The dominate wind is mainly northeasterly and in summer the wind is southerly. The hottest months are from July to September, which is also a typhoon season in Fuzhou, during which time the typhoon would land on the city twice a year on average.

Travel Tips
Location: In Chiqiao Village, Xindian Town, the northern suburbs of Fuzhou City, Fujian Province, neighboring the Fuzhou Zoo.
Opening Time: 06:00-17:30.
Tickets: Free for visiting in the park; CNY 25 for World of Birds and CNY 10 for sledding on dry land.
How To Get There: On private coach or take buses No. 54,102, 72, 84, 87 and get off at the station of Forest Park; or take No.9, 62, 91, 102 and get off at the station of Zoo, and then transfer to No.84 or 87, or just walking ahead for about 10 minutes to the gate of the park.
Best Time To Go: Autumn and Winter.
Feature: It is a 4A-level scenic spot, the first national forest park in Fujian Province, and one of the ten largest forest park.

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