Having lived in Fuzhou for almost 5 months (not the first Chinese city I've lived in) and having visited many other Chinese cities for the last 10 years, I have to recommend Fuzhou.
It is a beautiful growing city. It has a good blend of the old and the new. The parks are absolutely fantastic by day and by night. There are parks all along the river and it is possible to walk or cycle the whole length of the river on both sides. There are mountains in and very near the city with cultural places to visit and spas for relaxation. The air quality in Fuzhou is as good as you'll ever get in China. It has a pleasant climate by Chinese standards. It is not overcrowded like other Chinese cities and if you like seafood, you are in the right place. I put it on a par with Xiamen and that's a good rating in my opinion.
Its my first time visit this city. I did not get to see much about this city and was raining throughout the whole trip.
One of the good things I feel about this city is the buildings are not tall which has bigger sky to see and more fresh air. I hope to see more next time.
good timing to visit fuzhou will be around sept and oct, i visited fuzhou on july, summer, hot weather! not really suitable to do to much of outdoor / climbing activities.
nice food, nice architecture.
Fuzhou is.a must to visit as there are many many beautiful tourist attractin site ,interesting and beautiful places not to miss.
Namely the waterfalls,mountains, beaches ,muzeum etc...places of interest for the Chinese.
It has always been a big city but it still gives travellers a sense of old china. Go before the character of the city become globalised to become another generic city of the world.
It is a bustling city, vibrant with many activities to suit a wide variety of tastes. The restaurants are fantastic, as are the cultural attractions.
I'm definitely going back to Fuzhou.....
it is a clean city, the air quality is best compare to Shanghai, Beijing or Guangzhou. The food is also very nice and good value