In Zhangzhou, the most significant natural scenic spot is its Coastal Volcano National Geology Park; call the Scenic Zone of Zhangpu-Linjinyu Coastal Volcano.
Located at coastal area of Zhangzhou City, Fujian Province, and covering an area of about 100 square kilometers, Zhangzhou Coastal Volcano National Geology Park is unique in China. Represented by four kinds of volcanic formations that are rarely seen in the world, and having kept down the eruption vestige of typical central-type volcanoes in the tertiary epoch and the weathered marine abrasion landform of later period, the scenic zone is of multidisciplinary scientific research value for geological structure, volcanology, ancient geography etc. In 2001, it was awarded "National Geology Park".
It is a typical Age 3 volcanic geographical park, composed of "two mountains, two islands and three bays". The geological geomorphologic terrain was formed by the central eruption of the volcanoes and the wind and sea erosion between 28.61 million and 15.41 million years ago, due to the movement of Himalayas.
It reflects the movement of the new generation of volcanoes and the involvement of the geological structure in the west Pacific Ocean. A batch of physiognomic wonders, such as the volcano outlet in the shape of eight diagrams (for fortune telling), "plum flower pole", the column of bubble holes, corals, fish-scale shaped stone water fall, sea eroded caves, sea eroded cliffs have been created by nature, hence the name of 'Marine Terra Cotta'.
Getting There& Away: There are Ferries you can take to cross from Xiamen Island to Zhangzhou. The fare for the ferry is about 4RMB per person one way.
The best way to tramp through the National Geology Park is by mountain bicycles and in small group of friends.
Take the bus at Zhangzhou south bus station to Zhenhai.