Summer in Fuzhou (and the rest of south China) is synonymous with the rainy season, but don't let that deter you from getting outside and visiting one of the lovely nearby water rafting areas – it might rain more often, but the pleasantly reduced crowd sizes make a little extra drizzle well worth dealing with. We've compiled a list of the most thrilling, relaxing and scenic rafting spots in Fuzhou. The best part is that they all come with special deals and sales from Groupon China, Meituan and 55Tuan!
Fuqing Yidu Rafting. Photo: fqmhz
1) Taoyuan River Rafting View In Map
Only 38 km from downtown Fuzhou, Taoyuan River Rafting (桃源溪漂流) is located on the river that runs from the northern mountain peaks to the reservoir. The river's raftable area is 4 km long and takes about two hours to complete. Filled with relaxing stretches and thrilling drops, rafting down the Taoyuan River is a great way to spend an afternoon outside of the city. And don't forget to bring the kids along for a day of fun—the staff at the rafting facility will do their utmost to keep everyone safe throughout the course of the rafting trip.
Add: Taoyuan Creek, Rixi Township, located in the northern suburbs of Fuzhou
Tel: 591 8793 2130
Price: 138 RMB
Opening hours: 08:00 - 16:00
Getting there: Take the Rixi Township (日溪乡) bus from Xiangcun Terminal (乡村客运), located next to the Xindian Flea Market (新店旧货市场) ) all the way to the last stop. After getting off at the last stop, turn around, and walk back until you see the entrance for Taoyuan River Rafting (桃源溪漂流)
2) Yongtai Chibi Rafting View In Map
Located 42 km away from Fuzhou, Yongtai Chibi Rafting (永泰赤壁漂流) is located on a lovely, unique river that is lined with ancient trees. The raftable area is 4 km long, takes about three hours to complete, and features nine different drops up to 2 m high. Both rafts and kayaks are available to rent, with enough equipment in stock to satisfy over a 1,000 rafting enthusiasts at the same time! The facility staff work hard to keep guests safe, so relax and enjoy the ride!
Add: Chibi Village, Geling Town, western part of Yongtai County, Fuzhou
Tel: 591 8750 2274
Price: 168 RMB
Opening hours: 13:00-15:00
Getting there: Take bus from Fuzhou North Station (福州汽车北站) or Fuzhou West Station (福州汽车西站) to Yongtai (永泰), then take a local taxi to the Yongtai Chibi rafting facility (永泰赤壁漂流)
3) Tianmenshan Rafting View In Map
Located 56 km from Fuzhou, Tianmanshan Rafting (天门山漂流) will take you down some of the most famously beautiful sections of Yongtai County. The raftable river is 3.5 km long and takes about two hours to complete. Two can fit in a canoe, so be sure to bring a friend or date with you. As you drift down the river, you'll be able to take in some of the many beautiful natural sights along the way, such as a tall waterfall and a long rocky beach.
Add: Xiyang Village, Geling Town, western Yongtai County, Fuzhou
Tel: 591 2458 9816
Price: 168 RMB
Opening hours: 09:00-18:00
Getting there: Take bus from Fuzhou North Station (福州汽车北站) or Fuzhou West Station (福州汽车西站) to Yongtai (永泰), then take a local taxi to the Tianmenshan rafting facility (天门山漂流)
4) Fuqing Yidu Rafting View In Map
Fuqing Yidu Rafting (福清一都漂流) is located 38 km from Fuqing and 58 km from Fuzhou. The raftable river is 6 km long and takes about two and a half hours to complete. With over 50 twists and turns, 14 fast whitewater rapids and eight relaxing calm stretches, the rafting journey ends at the majestic deep-water Guanyin pool (观音潭). The rafting facilities are located in a scenic area that also includes a water park, a CS field, multiple barbeque spots, a camping area, a nature preserve and more.
Add: Houxi Village, Yidu Town, Fuqing, Fuzhou
Tel: 0591 8530 2788
Price: 138 RMB
Operating hours: 10:00-17:00
Getting there: Take bus from Fuzhou Bus Station (福州汽车站) towards the Ximen Bus Station (西门车站) in Fuqing, and then take a taxi to the the Fuqing Yidu Rafting scenic area (福清一都漂流)
Step into nature and float down the river while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Fuzhou. The drops and turns of these rafting trips are sure to excite while the waterfalls, clear waters, mountains and trees make for a breathtaking backdrop for a relaxing day on the water.
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