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Fuzhou is the capital city of Fujian province in South Eastern China located on the banks of the Min River. The city has a rich history with early settlements stretching back over 5000 years. Although Fuzhou has a long history, it wasn’t incorporated into China until the Qin dynasty. Since then, this beautiful city has played an important role in China and has been the home of many famous Chinese citizens throughout history.

Although relatively unknown outside of China, Fuzhou is one of the countries more economically developed cities. Thanks to the open door policy reforms in the late nineteen seventies, Fuzhou has experienced consistent economic growth and is now ranked 21 of 659 Chinese cities in terms of high economic development. Teaching English in Fuzhou can provide you with the opportunity to explore this beautiful ancient city and get a taste for authentic Chinese life.


  • Population: 7.7 million
  • Public Transportation: 2 high-speed railway stations, 1 international airport, metro system, dozens of bus routes
  • Language: Mandarin, local dialects
  • Climate: Humid subtropical climate with short and mild winters
  • Teach English in one of 4 EF schools in Fuzhou


While you’re in Fuzhou, why not take some time to explore. Here’s a list of the go to places you can see in the city or nearby:

  • Qishan Mountain
  • Pingtan Island
  • Xichan temple
  • Yushan Mountain
  • Shizhu Mountain
  • Qingyun Mountain
  • Gushan Mountain
  • Fuzhou National Forest Park
  • Three Lanes and seven alleys
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