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7 of the most stunning spots in Fujian

Updated: 2014-12-16
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Fujian is blessed with a rich history and beautiful natural landscapes, which make it a unique tourist attraction. With year-round warm weather and a humid climate, Fujian is hospitable for travelers in all seasons. However, it is not yet a popular spot on many visitors' itineraries.

 

Pingtan

 

 

Floating on the East China Sea, Pingtan Island enjoys a growing reputation as a rustic getaway with scenic spots and savory local seafood dishes. It is China's fifth largest island and is also Mainland China's closest point to Taiwan.

Transport: Arrive in Fuzhou City by plane, train or car first, and then take a coach from Fuzhou Passenger Station to Pingtan.

 

Baishuiyang

 

 

The Baishuiyang bedrock flat riverbed is a scenic spot where visitors can admire a unique form of erosion and a rarely-seen natural shallow water square. The riverbed is made of a single flat rock and is smooth without any pebbles.

Transport:Arrive at Ningde County first and take a bus to the Baishuiyang Scenic Spot

Opening times: 8am-5.30pm

Ticket price: Baishuiyang 120 yuan; Yuanyang stream 78 yuan

 

Xiapu

 

Xiapu

 

Known as China's most charming fishing village, Xiapu is located in northeast Fujian province. Along its tiger-striped beaches, bamboo structures and poles, buoys and fishing vessels provide human counterpoints to the area's natural beauty.

Transport: Xiapu County isn't far from the big cities of Fuzhou, Xiamen, Wenzhou and Shanghai, and can be accessed by both coach and train.

 

Taimu Mountain

 

 

Bordered by views of the East China Sea on three sides, Taimu Mountain is endowed with beautiful natural scenery, with steep peaks clustered together and spectacular rocks towering high.

Transport: Taimu Mountain is accessible by train from Fuzhou, Xiamen, Hangzhou and Shanghai and also by coach from Ningde City and Fuding City.

Ticket Price: 115 yuan

Opening Hour: 8am-5pm

Best time to visit: Apr-Dec.

 

Wuyi Mountain

 

 

Dubbed a "Natural Arboretum," Wuyi Mountain is noted for its natural conservation of a large number of ancient plant species and wild animals, many of which are found only in China. The area became a UNESCO natural and cultural World Heritage Site in 1999.

Transport: Wuyishan City is connected to many major airports in China. It is also convenient to get there by train or long-distance bus.

Ticket prices: 140 yuan (one-day entrance); 150 yuan (two-day entrance); 160 yuan (three-day entrance)

Tip: Visitors can enter the designated attractions without time limits over three days with a three-day entrance ticket.

 

Taining Geopark

 

 

Located in Taining County in northwestern Fujian province, Taining Geopark is home to geological formations called Danxia landforms. The area is characterized by granite mountains, dense forests, winding rivers, waterfalls and historic culture.

Transport: The most immediate way to go to Taining is by road. You also can take a train to the nearby cities of Shaowu or Sanming and then transfer to a bus.

Opening times: 8am-6pm

Admission: Jinhu Lake: 165 yuan; Shangqingxi Stream: 95 yuan; Zhuangyuan Rock: 40 yuan; Taining Ancient Town: 25 yuan; Cat Mountain: 40 yuan; Jiulong Pool: 55 yuan; Zhaixia Grand Valley: 55 yuan; Taining Museum: 16 yuan.

 

Tulou

 

 

Fujian Tulou, or "earth building," is a type of Chinese rural dwelling of the Hakka and Minnan people in Fujian. Because the Hakka people originally liked to live together in remote mountainous and forested regions, they built fortified houses to defend themselves against fierce animals and thieves.

Built on a stone base, the Tulou's thick walls were packed with dirt and internally fortified with wood. A tulou is usually between three and five stories high and houses up to 80 families.

The first Tulou appeared during the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279), and the building style developed over the following dynasties until reaching its current form during the Republic of China (1912-1949). Its design incorporates the traditions of Feng shui (favorable sitting within the environment) and shows the perfect combination of unique traditional architecture and picturesque scenery.

In 2008. UNESCO branded a total of 46 Fujian Tulou sites as World Heritage Sites-the "exceptional examples of a building tradition and function exemplifying a particular type of communal living and defensive organization in harmony with their environment."

Admission: Nanjing Tulou: 100 yuan(US$15.73)/person;

Yongding Tulou: 90 yuan(US$14.16)/person;

Hua'an Tulou Cluster: 90 yuan(US$14.16)/person

 

SOURCE: China Daily & WOX Travel

 

Tour package:
Click the link below to select a Tulou tour package on Apple Travel

Fujian Tulou Tour

7-Day Essence of Fujian Tour

2-Day Tour to Pingtan Island

Wuyishan 3 Day Tour

 

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