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About Putian

Putian is located in the eastern part of the Fujian coast. It is adjacent to the Taiwan Strait to the east, facing Taiwan across the waters. Because it is famous for producing lychee, it was given the moniker "Lychee City." With a long history and beautiful scenery, Putian is one of the “historical and cultural cities” in Fujian Province. The famous Southern Shaolin Temple is located in the north side of Xitianwei Town in Licheng District in Putian City. It is an important birthplace of Nanquan martial arts in China. The Mazu Ancestral Temple on Meizhou Island is also very famous. The Mazu worshiped in the temple, where a god sits that has been long revered by shipmen, seafarers, tourists, businessmen and fishermen.

Popular Attractions in Putian

Meizhou Island
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Meizhou Island is a long, narrow island located in the southern part of Putian City, with its long side running north-south. The island is the birthplace of the culture of devotion to the sea goddess Mazu, and many magnificent temples on the island honor her. It has long been a place of pilgrimage for the coastal believers and is known as the “Mecca of the Far East.” Lovely scenery covers the island, including many intriguing large rock formations. And yet, the island’s broad beaches are covered in soft, fine sand, rounding it out as a traveler’s paradise. The island’s most famous site is the Huangjin (Golden) Beach on its southwest corner. The three-kilometer stretch of beach is famous as a great place to find sea life at low tide, play in the sand, and swim.
Jiulihu Scenic Area
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Jiulihu Scenic Area is located in Xianyou County in Fujian Province. The area's most popular attractions include a picturesque lake and large waterfall. The lake has been famous throughout Chinese history and inspired many poets and writers. The waterfall is particularly spectacular. Visitors can walk past the waterfall and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings.
Jiulong (“Nine Dragon”) Valley Scenic Area
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The Jiulong Valley Scenic Area has always been known as Putian's beautiful “backyard,” and it includes the lower half of the nine waterfalls of Jiuli (“Nine Carp”) Lake. The scenic area also has quite a rich assortment of entertainment facilities. You can get your fill of lake scenery floating on a bamboo raft along the lake. Thrill seekers can get personally acquainted with the rapids on kayaks. Alternatively, visitors can challenge themselves by taking a walk on the cable bridge that spans the two sides of the stream. You can see the mountain valley on either side from the top of the bridge and the constant chain of cruising boats beneath you, basically getting an eyeful of the scenery of the whole mountain valley.
Mazu Temple
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Matsu Temple
Mazu Temple is located on Meizhou Island in Xiuyu District, Putian City. The sea god Mazu was born on Meizhou Island, formerly known as Lin Mo. After helping local fishermen and merchant ships, she was revered as a sea god after her death. Inhabitants built a temple to her, and the Mazu Temple became one of the most prosperous temples in the middle of Fujian. Every year, on the anniversaries of Mazu's birthday and death, there is a grand pilgrimage on the island.

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Trip Moments

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Putian is a paradise for food. Most people come to Putian to find fresh seafood and mouth-watering snacks. There is a feeling of hatefulness with Putian. First, where is Putian? Putian City is located in the central part of Fujian Coast. The Taiwan Strait in the east faces Taiwan across the sea. It is in Fuzhou in the north and Quanzhou in the south. It is a famous historical and cultural city in Fujian. Putian currently has high-speed rail, but there is no airport at the moment, you can fly to Fuzhou, and then about an hour and a half drive to Putian. The sea salt produced by is completely different from the mineral salt. Mineral salt is produced mechanically, and sea salt is purely hand-made, natural and pure, loose and easy to dissolve, and without any additives. After testing, the tributary salt contains dozens of trace elements needed by the human body. A little taste, a little sweet. Fujian Gongyan has been selected for the G20 summit. Good seasonings with good ingredients are a good foundation for delicacies. Pangtian Jiangshan Village - China's laver first township far away, a piece of seaweed bamboo raft floating in the sea. It is better for seaweed to grow in the place where seawater and fresh water meet and the wind and waves are large. Lunar August is the best time to invest in the laver seedlings season. After a month of growth, it is supposed to be the best time for the headwater laver harvest. However, due to temperature reasons, seaweed may not grow well, and it takes a long time to wait for harvesting. The phrase Looking at the day to eat is especially fulfilled here. In order to help the seaweed grow better, the workers will pull the seaweed to the open sea. For the obsession of the heart, I continued to go to the second seaweed farm in Weizhou Island. This batch of seaweed seedlings was put into the market 15 days earlier and should grow better. A group of people eagerly marched toward the low tide of the seaweed field against the beautiful sunset. Putian specialties - hand-baked flat broth Putian hand flat soup is a traditional Fujian hand-made dish, has been passed down to more than 500 years of history. I love to eat flat broth, and the taste is rich. I never imagined that the flat meat is not the meat of the dough, but the meat and meat, and I was shocked! Making a good flat food, in addition to paying attention to the ingredients, is a craft. First of all, you have to select the freshly slaughtered pig hind leg meat. This kind of meat is the best. Then the pork is cut into pieces, and the film on the meat must be removed. From this moment, it will face three hours of slow work. The lychee sticks were repeatedly beaten on the cutting board made of lychee wood. After the meat was smashed for two hours, the potato flour was sprinkled and crushed into layers of skin. This was another hour of technical and physical activity. Finished meat skin: Two and a half pounds of pork has been made into a thin, flap-like skin with a length of 2 meters by 4 meters. This artisan spirit is an art creation. at last! A bowl of flat meat soup is made! It is obviously meat, but because of different craftsmanship, the ingredients are deconstructed, reconstructed, and renewed with new flavors. The entrance is lightly chewed and the taste is rich and delicious. The soup is slightly sour, and it will probably be more appetizing.
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