|Zhangzhou: brief description for tourists who wish to visit Zhangzhou|
Zhangzhou is located on the lower reaches of the Nine-Dragon River, and forms a "golden triangle" with Xiamen and Quanzhou. It is a time-honoured city as well as a well-known "land of plenty".
As early as 5, 000 years ago, the ancient Minyue people began to settle here. In 686, the second year of Chuigong in the Tang Dynasty, Chen Yuanguang the Pioneer Saint of Zhangzhou established Zhangzhou Prefecture by the Zhang River, today's Yunxiao, and assumed office as governor. In 786, the second year of Zhenyuan in the Tang Dynasty, it was moved to today's place. In the Ming Dynasty, it was changed to Zhangzhou Fu, the prefecture of the Ming Dynasty. In 1951, it became a city. Today, Zhangzhou has nine counties and a district under its administration which are Xiangcheng, Longhai, Yunxiao, Zhangpu, Shaoan, Dongshan, Changtai, Nanjing, Pinghe and Huaan, covering an area of 12, 607 km2 and having a population of 3, 760, 000.
Zhangzhou is both beautiful and rich. The 33 scenic spots have a long history of reputation, such as Nanshan Temple, Sanping Temple, Ciji Palace, Yundong Rock, Ancient Fortress of the Song Dynasty, and ancient castle of Tongshan. The urban district, Xiangcheng, has always been reputed as the "City of Flowers and Fruits". The narcissus is a speciality of Zhangzhou, so the city is also called "Hometown of Narcissus". The mandarin orange of Zhangzhou, the banana of Tianbao, the Litchi of Qiuhu, the date of Yunxiao, the pomelo of Pinghe and of Huaan are called the "six renowned fruits of the South Fujian" and have won an international fame.