and River Landscapes
speaking, Wuyi Mountains is featured with typical red
rock formation. The wonderful nature creates us a land
with exquisite mountains, winding water and outstanding
scenery. With 36 spectacular peaks and the serene Nine-Bend
River, it's described as "fairyland on earth".
The key Scenic Area covers 70 km2, boasting of 36 peaks,
72 caves, 99 rocks and 108 scenic spots as well. The magnificent
and exquisite mountains and waters are the real delight.
The whole area can be subdivided into many scenic spots
as Wuyi Palace, Nine Bend river, Peach Blossom Cave, A
Threat of Sky, Tiger Roaring Peak, Tianxin Rock, Water
Curtain Cave, Lianhua Peak, YulinTing Kiln Site.
The hazy view of Wuyi mountains and
rivers is of special appeal and prospect. The clouds and
mists of Wuyi Mountain are spectacular and veiled in mystery.
The sea of clouds and wove to mists surge above mountain
peaks, sometimes heavy and sometimes thin, now moving
and then static, which composes magnificent spectacles
one after another, some as light as veil hanging among
the crags,some as heavy as splashes of ink spraying the
valleys, some like torrents rolling and surging, some
like ripples disappearing far away, which displays all
the gracefulness, colorfulness, romantic charm and appeal
of Wuyi Mountain.
most sophiscated charm of Wuyiu Mountains rests in the
Nine-bend River, which is winding its ways amidst the
jungle of peaks and rocks. Drifting down the river you
can not only enjoy the beautiful scenery but the mysterious
Boat-coffins and many ancient rock inscriptions along
Tianyou Peak (Peak of Sky Tour): Frequently
shrouded in clouds and mist, it towers aloft over clusters
of peaks. Ascending to its top, one feels as if traveling
upon a sea of clouds high up the sky. Hence it becomes
the most famous spot of Wuyishan. The pavilion on the
top, the highest among myriad peaks commands a panoramic
view of Wuyishan encircled by well-known peaks and the
Jiuqu Stream on its three sides.
Screen Cave: It's formed by curved cliff walls and an
over-hanging cliff, each measuring several hundred feet
in height or in width. It's spacious and can seat some
thousand people. Built along the walls are a few roofless
temples. Two springs keep cascading down day and night
from the over-hanging cliff. Blown by the breeze, the
waterfalls break into tiny drops, which resemble two water
screens hanging from the top, and descend into the Dragon
Bath Pond below.
Wanniangong (Palace of Ten Thousand
Years) As one of famous Taoist religious service centers,
it consisted of over three hundred halls and rooms in
the Song and Ming Dynasties, but declined since mid Qing
Dynasty. Today only one temple and two wells have remained.
The beautiful Wuyishan is gifted with
exotic flowers and rare plants, precious birds and animals.
It abounds in teas growing on rocks with a bright color,
strong scent, and pure taste. Among them Dahongpao "Grand
Red Robe" is the most famous and precious.