Fujian - Xiamen Hiking Tours

Xiamen01 : Downtown - South Putuo Temple - Gulangyu - Jimei
South Putuo Temple, located in the southeast of Xiamen City, is about 2 miles from the downtown area. It is a renowned ancient temple in Fujian Province and it is highly recommended to make a visit there. The temple is next to Xiamen University, and you can take bus 1, 21, 45, 751 or 841 to Xiada Nanmen Bus Stop. Then walk for 200 yards westwards to reach the temple. There is another bus stop named Xiada Xicun 220 yards south of the temple, and can be accessed by bus 2, 20, 22, 29, 47, 48, 57, 87, 92, 96, 122, 135, 659, 751, or 857.

After the visiting, you can walk to Xiada Xicun Bus Stop to get on bus No. 87 to Xiamen International Cruise Terminal (Dongdu Port), where you can take a ferry to the Gulangyu Island. Endowed with pleasant climate and stunning scenery, the islet is reputed as Sea Garden. The little island is very pedestrian friendly as cars are prohibited, and a ring road circling the islet makes it very easy to get around. Multiple architectures both in traditional Chinese and western styles flank on the islet, among which many featured shops, bars, and restaurants are scattered. There you should not miss the Piano Museum, Sunlight Rock and Bright Moon Rock. A sunbathing on the beach should also be added to your must-to-to list.

If time allows, you can explore Jimei after you get back by ferry. Housing Fujian style architectures, Jimei University enjoys amazing scenery by embracing the sea shore, and you can take a relaxing stroll in the campus. The Dragon Boat Pond, Aoyuan Garden and the Former Residence of Chen Jiageng are worth visit.  
Fujian - Wuyishan
Wuyishan01: Downtown - Mount Wuyi - Huanggangshan - Nine Bends Brook - Dazhulan - Huanggangshan - Xiamei Village
Mount Wuyi can be reached by bus No. 6 from the downtown Wuyishan, and the bus fare is CNY3. If you go from Wuyishan North Railway Station, bus No. 7 can lead you to the scenic area directly with a fare of CNY3. Alternatively you can take a special tour bus to go there and the whole trip will cost around CNY5. If you arrive at Wuyishan East Railway Station, bus K1 can take you to the mountain.

Upon arrival at Mount Wuyi, you are advised to float by a bamboo raft down the Nine Bends Brook, which is the essence of the mountain scenery. The brook originates from the southwest foot of the Huanggangshan Peak. Many bamboo clusters can be seen along the way. After the raft lands, you may visit Sanqing Palace, and then follow the hiking trail to the ancient street of the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279).

After that, you may enjoy a hiking through Taoyuanyu Primitive Forests and Dazhulan where you can identify specimen of many plants and insects. You may also climb up the Huanggangshan Peak, the highest peak on Mount Wuyi, to have a full view of the surroundings.

Finally, you can go to Xiamei Village, located on the lower reach of the Meixi Stream, to see the ancient dwelling houses and residents during the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911) and experience the local folk culture.

If not pressed for time, you can have a hiking tour through Qinglong Grand Canyon and Longchuan Grand Canyon, both to the west of Mount Wuyi Scenic Area. There, you can go adventurous rafting on the river. If you hike through the Longchuan Grand Canyon, you will see the Qinglong Waterfalls.

Hiking in Other Destinations of Fujian: Fuzhou Hiking Tours
Questions & Answers
Asked by Priscilla Croix Farnham from CHINA | May. 17, 2017 00:20Reply
Busses from Fuzhou to Xiamen
Hello, where can I buy bus tickets from Fuzhou to Xiamen? What is the name (in Chinese) of the station and bus number, also, what is the cost?
Answers (3)
Answered by Linda | May. 17, 2017 01:41

You can purchase the bus tickets online or on the spot. Or you may ask the hotel to see if they can reserve the tickets for you or not. The buses to Xiamen leave from Fuzhou North Bus Station (addr: No.371, Hualing Lu, near the Railway Station) and South Bus Station (addr: No.190, Wuyi Zhong Lu, near the Da Li Jia Cheng). The bus schedule for North Bus Station is 10:30, 14:00 and 17:00, while the schedule for south station is 11:00. The journey takes around 3.5 hours and costs CNY120 per person.
Answered by Priscilla Croix Farnham from USA | May. 17, 2017 05:26

Do you need to have a passport to buy a bus ticket (if you're a foreigner)?
Answered by Linda | May. 18, 2017 20:42

Yes, please take your passport when you buy the bus ticket.
Asked by Carla from PHILIPPINES | Apr. 19, 2016 20:05Reply
Travel to Wuyi Mountain from Jinjiang - 3 day itinerary
Hi, I want to know what is the fastest way to get to Wuyi Mountain from Jinjiang? Is there a high speed train going there? Do you have any recommendations on hotels in Wuyi that is near the railway or bus station going back to Jinjiang?

Also, is 3 days enough to go around the must see attractions?

Answers (1)
Answered by bruce | Apr. 20, 2016 21:00

3 days are enough to visit Wuyishan scenic area. You can take the high speed train from Jinjiang to Wuyishan North railway station which is only 3.5 kilometers to the spot. I suggest you stay at the hotel in the scenic area, which is very convenient.
Asked by Mrs.Nicol from CANADA | Jan. 26, 2011 22:25Reply
Are there any hiking trails in, or near, Xiamen? Are there any organizaed hiking groups or clubs?
I will be visiting in February, March and April and would like to go on organized walks/hikes.
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Answered by Mr.Bill | Jan. 27, 2011 02:50


i recommend the following hiking route to you: Xiamen - Nanputuo Temple - Gulangyu Islet - Jimei Village, but i have no idea on the hiking groups or clubs, maybe you can search online or find some local agency in Xiamen.
Answered by Mr.HABA from CHINA | Jun. 29, 2011 08:26

The best trail for hiking in Xiamen is starting from Nanputuo Temple—Guofangyuan—Botanic Garden. It’s also very nice to hike alone the Huandao Road by the Beach.
But I strongly recommend you to hike in Wuyishan. It’s an UNESCO Cultural and Natural Heritage site,with many species of rare plants, wild animals,and beautiful unique landscape: thick forest,winding stream,rocky hills,green tea terrace,Chinese traditional architectures as well as handerds of acient temples of Buddhism,Taoism and Confucianism.

Asked by Mr.Ang from MALAYSIA | Oct. 06, 2010 22:38Reply
Hi, we will be visiting Xiamen this coming December and we intend to visit Wuyishan while we are there. Please kindly tell us the most convenient n cheapest way to go there ether on our own or following a tour. There are 5 of us. BTW, pls kindly advise us a comfortable n affordable hotel to stay. Thanks.
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Answered by Mr.HABA from CHINA | Jun. 29, 2011 08:58

The Cheapest way to come to Wuyishan from Xiamen is taking a night train. There are many hotels in Sangu Resort,where most of the tourists stay. A comfortable room for 3 star hotel costs about 200 Yuan in Dec,as it's the low season,it's quite easy to get a room with good price. You can even stay in Tianxin Yongle Temple, they are guestroom in the temple price under 200 Yuan. They also offer vegetarian food. The temple is inside the Scenery spot and deep in the forest,so very quite and easy&nice to hike around.Wish you have a nice trip.
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