Discovery Journey

The Wondrous Wuyi Mountains

Wuyi Mountain is at NanPing, a city locates northwest of Fujian Province, near the Jiangxi province. It is famous for its beautiful sightseeing, such as fantastic streams and the unique appearance of the Mountains. Here are some of the well-known places of interest:

Nine-bend Stream:

Nine-bend Stream is the mainstream of Wuyi Mountain. The “nine” here in Chinese doesn’t mean the number nine. It is to describe a lot. Because Wuyi Mountain has thirty-six peaks and ninety-nine rocks, Nine-bend Stream results in many twists and turns, so it got the name. Furthermore, it has a total length of about 10 kilometers and an area of 8.5 square kilometers. The mountains turn the river, just like a painting world.

The best way of visiting the Nine-bend stream is bamboo raft drifting:


Here are some travel of the Nine Bend River information:

YuNvFeng:

YuNvFeng is one of the typical columnar mountains of Wuyi Mountain. The peak wall has two vertical joints that divide the column into three cuts of increasing height, like three tall beauties stand together. YuNvFeng is in the south of Jiuqu Creek. It is named because it looks like a slender girl. Furthermore, clusters of mountain flowers blossom on the peak like a girl decorates her hair with garland. Moreover, the rock face of the peal is so smooth, like carved jade. When we watch it on a bamboo raft over the stream, it is just a beautiful girl.

Legend Story:

Like many other famous places in China, YuNvFeng has its own legend story: A long time ago, Wuyi Mountain was a place with terrible floods and full of wild beasts. The people suffered from it and lived awful life. Later, a brave young man from a faraway place named Da Wang led a group of people to carve stones and clear the riverway. He also gathered a group of brave people to cast the beasts out of their homeland. As a result, they healed the flood and made Wuyi Mountain a wonderful place to live. 

One day, A goodness named YuNv traveled past here by the clouds and was fascinated by the beauty of Wuyi Mountain. She fell in love with Da Wang. Unfortunately, the Jade Emperor knew this. The Jade Emperor was furious and ordered the YuNv back to heaven. However, YuNv refused to comply and swore she must get married to Da Wang. Then, Jade Emperor used magic to fossilize them and separated them into the two banks of Jiuqu Stream. Since then, they can only look at each other with tears in their eyes but cannot live together.

The Great King Peak:

The Great King Peak has 530 meters above sea level. It is magnificent when one looks at it far away, just like a giant pillar. At the top of the peak, ancient trees are towering, and there are many places of interest, such as Tianjian Po, Toulong Cave, Xianhe Rock, and Shengzhen temple.

More information on the Great King Peak:

Oolong Tea:

Wuyi Mountain is not just famous for its fantastic sightseeing. Its tea is also well-known in China and even the world. Because Wuyi Mountain is in the mountainous area of northern Fujian, it has a bountiful rainy season every year. With a suitable geographical climate and high altitude, the tea of Wuyi Mountain can grow fast and well.

An introduction to Wuyi Oolong Rock Tea:

Travel Guide about Wuyi Mountain: