Off the Beaten Track - Fujian Episode 2: The Water Sports Scene

In which Jess and Anne get blown away...

In this episode Jess and Anne check out Fujianí»s beaches for some sporting action. That is if they can find any wind...

Off The Beaten Track - Fujian: Episode 1 "The Shaolin Monk"
In this episode, Jess and Anne visit a Shaolin monastery in Quanzhou, Fujian Province.
Off The Beaten Track - Fujian: Episode 2 "The Water Sports Scene"
In which Jess and Anne get blown away...
Off The Beaten Track - Fujian: Episode 3: "The Puppet Master"
In which Jess and Anne learn how to pull some strings.
Off The Beaten Track - Fujian: Episode 4: The Tree-Climbing Club
In which Jess and Anne go ape...
Off The Beaten Track - Fujian: Episode 5 "The Fishing Trade" which Jess and Anne eat the gloop
The Music Island
79 year old blind woman dedicates life to bringing music to her church.
Around The World in 316 days
We catch up with sailor Liu Zuyang fresh from sailing all around the world.
Shaolin Temple: Pray and Practice
Many people know there is a Shaolin Temple in central China's Henan Province. But pictured here is a lesser-known Shaolin Temple in Quanzhou.
Tree-climbing Course at Xiamen University
Xiamen University recently launched a course to train students on how to "move smoothly among the trees", as well as teach them survival skills.
Gulangyu Island: Pleasure for All
Hundreds of thousands of people visit it every weekend and many more come for Spring Festival and national holidays.
Quanzhou Marionette Art
According to historical records, string puppetry was popular in Quanzhou and the surrounding areas during the Five Dynasties.
Xunpu Women: the Fisherwomen
Buddhism is important to Fujian Province. People pray for a safe catch and a bumper harvest before they go out fishing.
Tea Ceremony: More than Drinking Tea
The tea ceremony is an important part in drinking tea, also called the Kung Fu Tea Ceremony.
Sound of Quanzhou
• Quanzhou, a City Full of Traditional & Modern Treasures
• Marcos Lombello: Fall in Love with Quanzhou
• Nanyin, Inseparable Part of Quanzhou Locals' Life
CRI Reports from Fuzhou
• Fuzhou in the eyes of Clarence Woodley


• Public hot spring bathhouses


• Fuzhou Pinghua

Some More in Fujian
Quanzhou, World Museum of Religions
Quanzhou is known for its splendid history and the sense of protection that people have for it.
Turtle Garden
The Turtle Garden is both amusing and educational.
A Paradise not too Far on Gulangyu
Gulangyu Island is known as a paradise-like tourist attraction in east China.
Fujian's Green Jewel
With a diverse landscape and a martial arts tradition, Niumulin has everything to calm the mind and soul.
Tulou-Fujian's Clan Homes
Tulou is a unique Chinese rammed earth building in Fujian province.
About Fujian

Fujian formerly romanised as Fukien or Foukien, is a province on the southeast coast of the Chinese mainland. Fujian is bordered by Zhejiang to the north, Jiangxi to the west, Guangdong to the south, and Taiwan to the east, across the Taiwan Strait.

The name Fujian came from the combination of Fuzhou and Jianzhou (a former name for Jian'ou) two cities in Fujian, during the Tang Dynasty. With a Han majority, it is one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse provinces in China.