Pingtan covers a total area of 371 square kilometers. It is becoming China’s largest free trade zone and one of China’s fastest growing regions. Much local traditional architecture and folk are kept in Pingtan, which also features beautiful beaches and clean sea water.
Well known for the best wind in China, Pingtan is perfect for kiteboard all year round with many beautiful beaches that ensure enjoyment of kiteboard with all wind directions. Pingtan has the best waves in China that attracts lots of enthusiast for surfing. Kiteboard has been strongly supported by the local government. A number of kiteboard events are held annually in Pingtan.
Wind and Water
Pingtan lies in the narrow northern segment of the Taiwan Straits. Northeasterly wind is the strongest from September to December and about 20-35 knots. Small-size kites are recommended.
The nearest airport to Pingtan is Fuzhou Changle Airport (FOC). There is an airport bus from the airport to Pingtan, taking 1 hour and 40 minutes and costing 50 RMB (8 USD). Taxi from Fuzhou Airport to Pingtan costs about 60 USD.
There will be volunteers in Fuzhou Airport on 19 and 20 September picking upriders and riders can then take airport bus to Pingtan. Riders who arrive early can take the airport bus to Pingtan by themselves.
Turn right from the exit and walk about 100 meters, you will see the airport busstop.
Airport bus timetable
Pingtan-Fuzhou Airport 5:20 7:00 9:30 12:00 15:00 17:00
Fuzhou Airport-Pingtan 11:30 13:30 15:30 18:00 20:30 22:30
It’s a 3-hour drive from Xiamen Airport to Pingtan and there is no airport bus. The taxi fare is over 200 USD.You can get off at Fuqing or Fuzhou Station if you take the high-speed railway. There is a bus from the railway station to Pingtan, costing 20-30 RMB (3-5 USD).