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Source: wb.fj.gov.cn | 2024-05-14 15:56   Click:

Fujian is rich in cultural heritage. Long years of integration of the indigenous Minyue Culture and the Central Plain Culture and interaction with foreign civilizations have given birth to many vibrant and distinctive cultures, such as the tea culture, Zhu Xi’s Neo-Confucianism, lifestyles peculiar to the people of Hakka, Mindu (Fuzhou) and Minnan (South Fujian), various religions, and Mazu belief and customs. It is also home to five world heritage sites and nine ICH items listed by UNESCO.


Fujian abounds with local specialties. Those most well-known products include bodiless lacquerware and Shoushan stone carving in Fuzhou, lacquer thread sculpture in Xiamen, Oolong-Dahongpao Tea in Mount Wuyi, Oolong-Tieguanyin Tea in Anxi, shadow engraving in Hui’an, porcelain in Dehua, narcissus and Pianzaihuang (a patented traditional Chinese medicine) in Zhangzhou, edible mushrooms in Gutian, and litchi and longan in Putian. Fujian cuisine is listed in the eight major distinctive schools of Chinese culinary art. Its two most famous dishes are Fotiaoqiang (a thick soup with over 30 ingredients) and Sea Clam in Chicken Soup.