The Wuyi Mountain

The Wuyi Mountain, located at the junction of Wuyishan City in Fujian province and the Jiangxi Province, has the reputation of being “the first mountain in Fujian” and is a famous historical and cultural mountain with a typical Danxia landform.

As a dual heritage of world culture and nature, Mount Wuyi has many cultural relics such as Buddhist and Taoist temples and academies, and numerous plant species and wild animals. It is also the origin of the famous tea Dahongpao.

Wuyi Mountain is a highly coveted destination for lovers of hiking and natural landscapes.

Useful information

Chinese Name: 武夷山
Location: Borders of Jiangxi and Fujian provinces
Opening hours: 08h00-17h00
1-day ticket: 210 RMB/per.
2-day ticket: 235 RMB/per.
3-day ticket: 255 RMB/per.
Raft ride on the Nine Bends River: 130 RMB
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 days

Among the sites to visit, you will be impressed by:

The Nine Bends River: This is the very essence of Wuyishan. Its sinuous course forms nine distinct curves or angles. You can discover it through a ride on bamboo rafts to admire the serene beauty of these spectacular gorges from the inside or climb one of the overhanging peaks.

Tianyou Peak: This is the representative peak of Wuyishan. Although not very high, only 408.8 meters, it is the ideal place to experience the sea of clouds and the panoramas of the subtropical vegetation of Fujian. A gazebo has been built on the steep mountain, and it offers an impressive panoramic view of the mountain ranges and rivers.

Water Curtain Cave: In the far north of the park, Water Curtain Cave is the largest stone cave and one of the famous seventy-two caves in the Wuyishan Scenic Area.

Wuyi Palace: Wuyi Palace is the oldest Taoist temple in Wuyi Mountain, located at the foot of Da Wang Feng (Great King Peak). It was built during the Tang Dynasty and gradually expanded to include over 300 halls in the Song Dynasty. In mid-autumn, sacrificial activities are held in honor of King Wuyi and the Venerable Lady Royal.

Wuyishan Nature Reserve: Wuyishan Nature Reserve was established in 1979 with over 56,500 hectares. It is renowned for its majestic mountain appearance and exceptional biodiversity and has the largest and best-preserved central subtropical forest ecosystem in Southeastern China.

 Perched Leopard, long-banded panther, lynx, bear, pheasant, partridge, yellow-naped magpie, and many snakes (cobra, 5-step snake, grass snakes, etc.). Its vegetation is representative of the transition between the biotopes of northern China and those of tropical Asia (ginkgos, spear-leaf pine, metasequoia). 

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