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Fuzhou,Fuzhou dialect: Fú-Diù, also named as Gandong, is a prefecture-level city in the northeastern part of Jiangxi province, People's Republic of China.The Fuzhou Prefecture-level City is located to the south of the provincial capital Nanchang, bordered in the east by Fujian Province. Its total area is 18,800km². Its population is 3,700,000 people, using Timtonese as spoken language. The area is located northwest of the Wuyi Mountains, and is drained by the Fu River, which flows northwest and north, to the Poyang Lake .It is well known as ‘The Cradle of the Talent’ and ‘Cultural State of Timtonese’.CultureThe culture of Fuzhou is the mainstream constructing the Gan culture with extraordinary and unique local characteristics, in which humanity, art and environment are closely integrated.Language and artBesides mandarin, Timtonese, a predominant dialect in Komese family, is widely used as spoken language in Fuzhou. Komese is one of the 7 biggest dialects in China that popularizes in 55 million people in large parts of Jiangxi Province, east Hunan Province, southeast Hubei Province, southwest Anhui Province and Northwest Fujian Province, nearly 5% population of China. Caichaxi (tea leaf-picking Opera), Yongjia Drama, Yihuangqiang and Haiyanqiang (Singing with local accent) are initiated or developed in the cultural zone of Fuzhou. Besides, there are various types of dance and drama including Huaguxi,Nuo dance, Sanjiaoban, Meng opera, Qiansuo dance and dragonlanterns.ReligionZen is the characteristic Buddhism culture in Fuzhou. Zen Buddhism was classified into three tributaries, Caodong faction,Yunmen faction and Fayan faction. Buddhist abbot of Caoshan Temple in Yihuang County Benji and Liangjia from Dongshanpuli Temple in Yifeng County established the highest reputed Caodong faction. Practiced nearly 30 years in Caoshan Temple, Benji is one of the initiators of ‘Five Families and Seven Clans’. His disciples spread all over the world, including the Master Chengyang in Japan.Make your own Fuzhou vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our China trip planner .
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