Fujian National Forest Park is spread over 2891 hectares and is only 7 km from the center of Fuzhou City. The park has more than 3000 rare plant species.
There are various gardens in the forest for rare plants, flowers, bamboos, kittuls and cycads. It is an ideal place for ecotourism with its clean stream of water and lush plants. Dragon Pond twists and turns throughout this park.
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Fujian National Forest Park is one of the 9 national forest parks in China. The park was originally named as the Fuzhou Arboretum. The forest is surrounded by green hills on three sides and by clear, clean water on one side. It is a comprehensive park for sightseeing as well as science research. The park has a unique microclimate due to forest protection and geographical environment.
Rare and Precious Plants
The Fujian National Forest Park focuses on showcasing and collection a wide range of rare trees from the province of Fujian as well as other countries. Over 2500 tree species from China as well as 36 other countries can be found in the park today.
This garden has been divided into 8 smaller gardens specializing in celebrity plant area, shade plants, Fujian orchids, banyans, cycas, palm, rare plants and bambusoideae. The garden includes 1700 of introduced species as well as 1000 local Fujian species. It creates an artificial ecological environment that looks like a beautiful tropical rain forest. The highlight of Arbor Garden is the Banyan King located in the Banyan Garden. The tree was planted originally during the Song Dynasty. It has grown today to be the largest in Fuzhou.
This garden is known to have the largest number of bambusoideae plant species with 226 species. The species covers all the five scenery trees- Mr. Friendly, coastal redwoods, golden larch, deodar, hoop pine and umbrella pine. The garden is also home to the three drink plants of the world- tea plants, cocoa tree and coffee tree. It also includes the four street trees of the world, ten Chinese flowers and the national flowers of many other trees like the Japanese Sakura and Australian Strelizia reginae.
Human Landscape Area
This area is home to Zhengxin Temple which is a Buddhist temple, a tomb of Liu Binxin which is provincially protected, an ancient path that had been built during the Song Dynasty and many other attractions.
Longtan Scenic Area
This scenic area is located the park’s northernmost point and features a subtropical south rain forest. This area is highly valuable for ecotourism and is quite mysterious with springs, jungles, stone inscriptions, bizarre rocks and peaks, waterfalls and brooks.
It is the first ever Chinese museum with a forest theme. The museum is spread over an area of around 2040 sq m and had been opened to the public in the year 2001. The museum exhibits the development and formation law of forests and the relationship between human beings and forest by means of multimedia, models, charts, samples and entities.
It has more than 1000 exhibitions that fall into four categories- forestry achievements, ecological landscapes, herbariums and animal specimens. The museum showcases the diverse forest resources, ecological types and the province’s forestry achievements.