The following objects have become the name card for Fuzhou, Fujian province.
Three Alleys and Seven Lanes:
the architecture of the Ming and Qing dynasties
Three Alleys and Seven Lanes covers 45 hectares in the central district of Fuzhou (Gulou district). The alleys refer to Yijin Alley, Wenru Alley and Guanglu Alley, while the lanes mean Yangqiao Lane, Langguan Lane, Ta Lane, Huang Lane, Anmin Lane, Gong Lane, Jibi Lane. This area originated in Tang Dynasty (618-907) and culminated in Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911). Together with about 200 ancient buildings, the area is a showcase of architecture from the Ming and Qing dynasties. Many famous people in Fuzhou once lived here.
As an important emblem of city culture, it was listed as a Chinese historic and cultural street. Under the State Administration of Cultural Relics and provincial government, Fuzhou began renovating Three Alleys and Seven Lanes at the end of 2005. The goal was to preserve the original structure and style of the buildings and the ancient appearance of the area. The project should be finished in 2010 at a cost of 4 billion yuan.
Mawei Shipbuilding: cradle of the modern Chinese navy
Founded in 1866, Mawei Shipbuilding was the largest shipbuilding base in Asia at that time, as well as the first higher institute of modern naval and army technology. During its operation, it pushed forward the development of shipbuilding, metallurgy, telecom, railway and airplane building. It also was homje to the first self-made ironclad ship and water-landing airplane. The institute cultivated many talents, such as Yanfu, Ye ZuGui, Deng Shichang, Liu Buchan, Wei Han, Sa Zhenbing, Chen Jitong, Wang Shouchang and Zhan Tianyou. , In 2005, the Shipbuilding Theme Park was opened and its preservation of the old base earned the Excellent Chinese Habitat prize. In 2006, the Mawei Shipbuilding Museum was opened. The Fuzhou government continues its contribution to protecting this heritage.