Mount Wuyi (Wu Yi Shan)

Jiuqu Stream Drift, Mount Wuyi, Fujian
Jiuqu Stream Drift, Mount Wuyi, Fujian
 Mt. Wuyi Pictures
Famous as a natural landscape garden and a summer resort in China, Mount Wuyi attracts worldwide travelers every year. It sits on the border of Wuyishan City in Fujian Province and Yanshan County in Shangrao City, Jiangxi Province. In 1999, the part in Wuyishan City was included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO. In 2017, the northern range of Mount Wuyi in Yanshan County was added to the World Heritage List as well.

In the attraction, there are many individual scenic spots worth a visit. During a trip to Mount Wuyi, visitors can enjoy breathtaking scenery, try activities like bamboo rafting, and have a taste of the famous Wuyi Tea.

Following is an introduction to some top recommended places in Wu Yi Shan.

Nine-bend River (Jiuqu Stream)

Nine-bend River originates in the western part of Wu Yi Shan. Its water is abundant and pure. The total length of the stream is around 62.8 km (40 mi), bending in several places around the mountains. Taking a bamboo raft down the river to view the beautiful scenery of the mountains is one of the most popular activities in Wu Yi Shan. In peak seasons such as July and August, if you want to go bamboo rafting, a reservation maybe required.

Heavenly Tour Peak (Tianyou Peak)

The name of this place reveals its uniqueness. When you climb this peak on a cloudy day, you will feel like you are having a tour of heaven surrounded by the clouds. It stands in the center of the whole attraction, with a height of around 400 m (1,312 ft). Its special scenery makes it a must for Mount Wuyi Travel.
Tianyou Peak, Mount Wuyi, Fujian
Tianyou Peak
Tianyou Pavilion on Tianyou Peak of Mount Wuyi
Tianyou Pavilion on Tianyou Peak

Water Curtain Cave

This is one of 72 caves in Mount Wuyi. Arriving at the attraction, you will first see a small waterfall. Keep going up, and the Water Curtain Cave will come into your view. There are two large waterfalls pouring from the top of the cave at a height of over 100 m (330 ft), like two bead curtains falling from the sky.

Tiger Roaring Rock (Huxiao Crag)

On Tiger Roaring Rock, there lies a huge cave. When wind blows through the cave, huge sounds echo among the mountains, just like the sound of a tiger roaring. Therefore, this place has the name of Tiger Roaring Rock.
Huxiao Crag, Fujian Mount Wuyi
Huxiao Crag
Inscription on Rock, Mount Wuyi, Fujian
Inscription on Rock

A Thread of Sky

This place is actually an enormous rock with a height of around 50m (165 ft) split from the top with a narrow crack, of which the widest part is 1m (3.3 ft) and the narrowest part is only 0.3m (1 ft). Looking up to the sky from the narrow crack, you will find the sky is like a thread, hence the name A Thread of Sky.

Wuyi College

In the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279), a man named Zhu Xi built a college on Mount Wuyi to study and develop Confucianism, an important ancient Chinese philosophy. His work has had a great influence in Chinese history, especially on education. The college has now been turned into a museum named Wuyi College to introduce Zhu Xi’s work and how he studied Confucianism, wrote books and gave lectures.

In addition to sightseeing, having a taste of Dahongpao Tea is strongly suggested. Mount Wuyi is a main tea production base in China. Its rock tea is one of the most famous types. Among all kinds of rock tea, Dahongpao Tea is the most famous. The color of the tea combines red, green and yellow. The flavor of this tea is strong and lingers; the taste is mellow. “Dahongpao” in Chinese means a red robe. Why the tea has such a name is because in spring, when the tea trees are budding, they are red and it seems like the mountain is wearing a red robe.
Map of Mount wuyi
Map of Mount Wuyi
Map of Wuyishan Sightseeing Bus
Map of Wuyishan Sightseeing Bus

How to get to Mount Wuyi

Mount Wuyi is located south of Wuyishan City and northwest of Fujian Province, and borders on Jiangxi Province. To get there, you need to reach Wuyishan City first.

By Air

You can fly to Wuyishan Airport, the closest airport to the scenic spot. From the airport, bus No. 6, 7, or 9 can take you to the attraction directly.

By Train

There are two railway stations in Wuyishan City, mainly operating the trains to/ from Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen, etc. Buses are available from two stations to Wu Yi Shan.

Depart from Wuyishan Railway Station: Bus No. 2 can take you to Dongbao Huocchezhan Lukou to transfer to Bus No. 6 to the attraction.

Depart from Wuyishan North Railway Station: Bus No. 7 or 9 can arrive directly.

One can also reach nearby Nanpingshi Railway Station, where there are buses K1 and K1 Express to the scenic area.

 Major Rail Lines from Wuyishan to:


Ticket Price

The ticket of Wu Yi Shan is sold in package, which varies according to the time length of your trip and the activities included. Following are the details.
Ticket Package Type Fare (CNY) Detail
One-day trip A 320-340 Entry ticket: CNY 140 (Mar. - Nov.); CNY 120 (Dec. - next Feb.)
Sightseeing bus/ train: CNY 70
Bamboo rafting: CNY 130
B 190-210 Entry ticket: CNY 140 (Mar. - Nov.); CNY 120 (Dec. - next Feb.)
Sightseeing bus/ train: CNY 70
Two-day trip A 365 Entry ticket: CNY 150
Sightseeing bus/ train: CNY 85
Bamboo rafting: CNY 130
B 235 Entry ticket: CNY 150
Sightseeing bus/ train: CNY 85
Three-day trip A 385 Entry ticket: CNY 160
Sightseeing bus/ train: CNY 95
Bamboo rafting: CNY 130
B 255 Entry ticket: CNY 160
Sightseeing bus/ train: CNY 95
1. In type A, entry ticket and sightseeing bus/ train can be used with no limit within one/ two/ three day (s), but the ticket for bamboo rafting is only valid once.
2. In type B, entry ticket and sightseeing bus/ train can be used with no limit within one/ two/ three day (s).
3. Kids under 1.2 m (3.9 feet) are free of charge for the entry ticket and sightseeing bus/train fare.
4. Kids between 1.2-1.5 m (4.9 feet) can enjoy a half-price discount on the price of entry ticket and sightseeing bus/train.

Open Time

May - Oct.: 6:30 - 18:00
Nov. - Apr.: 7:00 - 17:30

Further Reading: Top 10 Things to Do in Fuzhou
- Last updated on Apr. 15, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Mount Wuyi
Asked by PNG SENG LEONG from MALAYSIA | Aug. 08, 2019 00:15Reply
The best area at Wuyishan 3 nights. Plan to book at Wuyishan Ole Street Lodge
Answers (3)
Answered by Ruby from USA | Aug. 12, 2019 17:55

There are many wonderful attractions you can visit, like Nine-bend River (Jiuqu Stream), A Thread of Sky, Mount Wuyi, etc.
Answered by PNG SENG LEONG from MALAYSIA | Oct. 15, 2019 17:37

I plan to visit Fujian Tulou (Hakka Earth Towers)
There are so many Tulou to visit and I only have one day trip from Xiamen.

Any recommendation which packaged should I go for and which Tulou should I choose?

Answered by Liz from SINGAPORE | Oct. 15, 2019 18:22

It is suggested to go to Yongding Tulou. And you can take direct bus from Fanghu Coach station to it.
Asked by Luke from UK | Jul. 12, 2019 09:02Reply
Hi, is it possible to pre-book the 2-day trip group A of Wuyishan?
If so, how can I do this?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jasmine from USA | Jul. 15, 2019 18:36

Yes, you can book it in advance. But the official website only has Chinese version, so you might need to go to there early to buy your tickets.
Asked by Tony Khong from MALAYSIA | Jul. 03, 2019 00:10Reply
Is there a Senior Citizen discount to Wuyishan Scenic Area?
Answers (1)
Answered by Gina from USA | Jul. 03, 2019 17:54

Yes, but I'm afraid only Chinese senior citizen are eligible for it. You can bring the passport and try it when you purchasing the tickets at the scenic area.
Asked by James from CANADA | Jun. 04, 2019 16:27Reply
Do they offer student discount for students when touring Wuyi Mountain?
Do I have to pay for the bus inside or can I just walk everywhere?

Answers (1)
Answered by Emilie from FRANCE | Jun. 04, 2019 19:28

Generally, the discounts are only for Chinese students but you can have a try when you get there. You need to pay for the bus since the scenic area is too large to walk.
Asked by Lynn from SINGAPORE | Oct. 28, 2018 00:25Reply
How do i get from Wuyishan East Railway station to the Wuyi residential area
if i were to arrive in the evening? Is there taxis or buses readily available at the train station?
Answers (5)
Answered by David from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 29, 2018 19:51

There is almost no the bus running after 22:30 so if you arrive too late, you are advised to take a taxi, which is more convenient.
Answered by Lynn from SINGAPORE | Oct. 30, 2018 03:10

Thanks for your advise! I guess it is quite easy to get a taxi at the station and they are quite legitimate?
Answered by David from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 30, 2018 18:18

Yes, it is legitimate. Just take one at the taxi parking area in the airport and you will see the clear signs leading you to the location.
Answered by Lynn from SINGAPORE | Nov. 12, 2018 04:54

Will you know how much it will cost for the taxi from wuyi east to ancient street no. 5? Thanks!
Answered by David | Nov. 12, 2018 19:32

The taxi fee maybe about CNY110 - 120.
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