There is no airport flying in to Putian so you must fly in from Fuzhou and take a 1 1/2 hour car drive into Putian, or Xiamen and take a 2 hour car drive into Putian.
The Mulan River flows through the southern part of the city. It's built-up area made of 4 urban districts was home to 1,953,801 inhabitants as of 2010 census. On August 21, 1949, and on August 25, Putian and Xianyou county successively liberated. On September 9, 1983, the State Council approved the establishment of Putian, Putian city is a prefecture-level city have jurisdiction over Putian and Xianyou two counties and Chengxiang Hanjiang two districts. Putian's municipal executive, legislature and judiciary are in Chengxiang District (城厢区), together with the CPC and Public Security bureaux.