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Visiting Wuyishan | In Pictures

To visit Wuyishan as a teacher at York English in Fuzhou, Changle and Xiamen has never been easier. Wuyishan scenic area, home to the famous Wuyi Mountain, is located in Fujian province just a train ride away from Fuzhou!

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Wuyishan is an area of outstanding natural beauty situated in northwestern Fujian province. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it’s a personal favourite place of mine to visit in China. The lush green mountains, emerald green river and quiet hiking spots surrounded by tea plantations make it a really special place. 

How to Get to Wuyishan

From Fuzhou, the train from Fuzhou North station will take about an hour and 10 minutes. From Xiamen North station, about 3 hours by train. For Changle, you would need to head into Fuzhou first, then catch the train.

What to do in Wuyishan

Hiking Wuyi Mountain is the most popular trek to make in Wuyishan, but to call it a hike is ambitious! Don’t get me wrong, it’s a tough, steep walk, especially in the summer months, but it’s all steps as you can see below.

Skip the crowds and head into the tea plantations where the walks are peaceful and the views are breathtaking!

Take a bamboo raft along the 9 bend river! Just remember, Wuyishan scenic area offers two bamboo rafting options, one along the 9 bend river, which travels through the heart of the scenic area, and one along the edge of the scenic area. The one along the 9 bend river is definitely the best. Enjoy some local tea and you drift along!

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Spring and Summer are the perfect times to sunbathe along the river!

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Visit the magnificent temple carved into the mountain!

Enjoy the views, the greenery and the fresh air! A perfect weekend getaway!

How long do you need in Wuyishan?

You can buy a one, two or three-day pass to enter the scenic area. 2 or 3 days is fine, but 3 is definitely worth it! There is so much to explore. Passes cost:

One Day: 140 RMB in the high season (Mar-Nov), 120 RMB in the low season (Dec-Feb)

Two Day: 150 RMB

Three Day: 160 RMB

Bamboo rafting is extra and costs 130 RMB.

There is not much to do in the town itself, apart from the magnificent and not to be missed Impressions of Da Hong Pao Show. The evening, open-air show has the river and mountains as it’s backdrop, and tells the story of the tea that is famous in the region. Don’t worry if you don’t speak Chinese, the theatrics and visuals are enough to impress.

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To plan a more detailed itinerary, check out this Travel China Guide on visiting Wuyishan Scenic Area.

All photos by Cassie

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