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Attractions include mountains much like those at [[Guilin]], temples and other historic buildings, and raft rides down a sensational river canyon.  The area is a [[UNESCO World Heritage Site]].
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Attractions include mountains much like those at [[Guilin]], temples and other historic buildings, and raft rides down a sensational river canyon.  The area is a [[UNESCO World Heritage Site]] both for its natural environment and for its culture.
  
 
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Revision as of 13:10, 7 January 2010

Mount Wuyi (武夷山 Wuyishan) is a very popular scenic area in Fujian Province, China.


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Understand

Attractions include mountains much like those at Guilin, temples and other historic buildings, and raft rides down a sensational river canyon. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site both for its natural environment and for its culture.

History

Various court officials, poets and scholars have lived here. It was a famous retreat for such folk.

Landscape

Karst limestone formations. Unearthly.

Flora and fauna

Lots of snakes, including many preserved in restaurants or pharmacies in town.

Get in

There are trains, overnight from Xiamen and several hours from Fuzhou.

Wu Yi Mountain has an airport with regular flights to major Chinese cities.

There is one train from Beijing, it takes 15 hours, leaving Beijing in the afternoon and arriving at Wuyishan early the next morning.

http://www.cnvol.com/train-11/en-3047.htm

Fees/Permits

Many attractions have a fee. You can buy a pass for 100-odd RMB that gets you into all of them

To get into the main body of the park costs 110RMB for 1 day, 120RMB for 2 days and 130 RMB for 3 days. Beware, lots of the other attractions charge their own fee, so make the most of the main ticket.

Get around

The local tourist agency can provide a guide and driver for a fee. You will get to see much more. Otherwise you can try the local buses if you are up for adventure. Wuyishan (CITS Guide associated with American Express)

See

  • Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) - This magical and enchanted valley produces the best tea in Wu Yi Shan and is a tranquil and beautiful place. This is an absolute must.

Do

Take the river cruise. The landscape is sensational.

Buy

The area is famous for tea. On one occasion, tea from Wu Yi Mountain fetched over $1000 US a gram at an auction in Shanghai!

If you play the game of Go (wei qi in Chinese), look in the shops downtown for wooden bowls to hold the go stones. These are under 50 RMB ($8) a set and look more-or-less identical to bowls sold in the West for several hundred US dollars. Be careful, however, to get bowls that are large enough. Some of the ones sold here will not hold a full set of stones.

Eat

Try the tea eggs. These are eggs hardboiled in tea, a nice cheap snack found anywhere in China. At Wu Yi Mountain, they are particularly good.

DON'T eat the pheasant! It's charged by the pound and is extremely expensive! Restaurants in Wu Yi Shan are terribly expensive and the choice is limited. Some restaurants serve bear, which you will see proudly displayed with hair still attached, in front of the restaurants.

Drink

Sleep

Lodging

You can find lodging in many places near Mount Wuyi.

Camping

Backcountry

Stay safe

Get out

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