Wuyi Mountains

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Wuyi Mountains
Wuyi Mountains

Wuyi Mountains

Highest peak Huanggang Mountain ( 2158  m )
location Fujian ( PR China )
Wuyi Mountains (Fujian)
Wuyi Mountains
Coordinates 27 ° 43 '  N , 117 ° 41'  E Coordinates: 27 ° 43 '  N , 117 ° 41'  E
Tourist boats

Tourist boats


The Wuyi Mountains ( Chinese  武夷山 , Pinyin Wǔyíshān ) are located in the administrative area of ​​the district-free city of Nanping in the far northwest of the Chinese province of Fujian on the border with the neighboring province of Jiangxi .

It extends over 500 kilometers with altitudes between 1000 and 1500  m . Its highest peak, Huanggang Mountain , is the highest point in Fujian at 2158  m . The area has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999 .

The name of the mountain goes back to a legend. During the Shang Dynasty , a descendant of the Yellow Emperor named Qian Keng lived in what is now Jiangsu . When riots broke out in central China, his two sons Wu (武 = "war") and Yi (夷 = "barbarian") fled to the mountains of Fujian.

You can travel in a boat along the river of nine turns , which meanders through the mountains in a 7 kilometer long gorge and thus get to know the landscape with its 36 rock pillars on the waterway.

Its rich fauna and flora of the Wuyi Mountains, its tea - a special type of oolong tea - and the many medicinal herbs are famous . In the evergreen deciduous and coniferous forests there are 700 year old ginkgo trees , over 140 species of birds, as well as reptiles and amphibians . More than 50 species of snakes, including many poisonous snakes, can be found here.

The Wuyi Mountains are also a linguistic border with the north Chinese- speaking neighboring province of Jiangxi . Min dialects are spoken in Fujian .

Web links

Commons : Wuyi Mountains  - Collection of Images, Videos and Audio Files
  • Entry on the UNESCO World Heritage Center website ( English and French ).

Individual evidence

  1. UNESCO World Heritage Center: Mount Wuyi. Accessed August 17, 2017 .