Located at the junction
of Fujian and Jiangxi Provinces, in the
northeast of Fujian, Wuyi Mountain, is one
of the areas nicest spots and one of the
most pleasant mountains in all of China.
Despite its inland situation, this is an
extremely popular area and it can get very
busy here. It is a good idea to visit out
of season whenever possible.
Early in the Spring and Autumn
Period some 2500 years ago, the Ming (Fujian)
people first settled here. Han Chinese have
gradually settled here in large numbers
over the years and the area is now home
to a mixture of nationalities and ethnic
The scenery here is surprisingly
spectacular, falling between two major areas;
the Jiuqu River and the Thirty Six Peaks
that rise up at the top of the mountains.
This is archetypal Chinese scenery- picture
postcard stuff (green and lush vegetation,
red cliff faces and small, preserved villages)
that generations of painters, poets and
artists have visited for years gone by in
an eternal search for inspiration. The air
here is wonderfully clean and fresh, particularly
pleasant in early evening, when a hazy mist
shrouds the mountain summit.
The unique climate in the region
is ideal for the growth of numerous variety
of plant life, which, in turn, provide a
second-to-none habitat for different species
of rare animal.
Most visitors to Wuyi
Mountain stop off here on a trip between
Fuzhou and Xiamen. One note of warning before
disembarking from the train- foreigners
are generally grossly overcharged in these
parts so be prepared to defend yourself
and bargain hard!!!