Wuyi Mountains are a mountain range located on the northwestern border of Fujian Province with Jiangxi Province. The mountains take an area of 999.75 square kilometers. The whole area is divided into four protection zones. The core area is 63,575 hectares and core sub-area 36,400 hectares with an additional buffer zone of 27,888 hectares.
The western portion of Wuyi Mountains is the key biodiversity conservation zone which contains complete, typical and largest forest ecosystems by comparison with other places on the same latitude. Joining the water in the east, Wuyi Mountains enjoy high reputation for its clear water, grotesque peaks, dingles and numerous historical and culture spots.
Occupying an area of 70 square kilometers, Wuyi Mountains Tourist Resort exalted as the most beautiful mountains in southeast China is the national key scenery wellknown scenic spot. It entered into the list of the World Heritage Site in 1999, both natural and cultural. In the ancient time, the mountains was formed through intense crustal movement and subsequent water and weathering. Peaks in the western part of Wuyi Mountain are made up of volcanic and plutonic rocks, while hills and peaks in the eastern are comprised of red sandstone. Therefore Wuyi Mountains are typical Danxia landform.
In the following paragraphs, some famous scenic spots will be recommended.
Huanggang Mountain, the main peak of Wuyi Mountains, is the highest mountain with the length of 2,158 meters in the southeast China. Huanggang Mountain is the core zone of the Wuyi Nature Reserve so that it is not completely open to the public.
Nine-bend River (Jiu Qu Xi)
Nine-bend River, originating from the west region covered by the heavy forest, about 62.8 kilometers in length, winds through deep gorge among hills. There are 36 peaks and 99 rocks along the river. Taking a raft and appreciating the natural beauty along the river is truly enjoyable.
Song Street at the foot of Dawang Hill is a song-style street and 300 meters long from south to north. There are many stores with the shape of old Chinese architecture, which are best place for souvenir hunters.
This village dates back to the North Song Dynasty, and boasts some Qing-dynasty architecture from heyday as a wealthy tea-trading centre. To reach Xiamei, hop on a mini-bus (4 yuan), from Wu Yi Shan City for 12km journey.