Changtai - Xiamen's backyard in rock climbing and Mayang brook adventure

Updated: 2009-06-03
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Tired of the dull life living in the city? Well there is a tour to refresh your life by travelling to Changtai for a natural appreciation and challenging tour.

Changtai county, considered the backyard of Xiamen, is located in the center of the Minnan Golden Triangle (Xiamen, Quanzhou and Zhangzhou). It belongs to Zhangzhou, about 50km away from Xiamen and takes about 50 minutes to get there by bus. It is a county famous for its tourist industry. The Mayang Brook Tourist Resort is one of its major tourist spots, well-known for its Kayaking.


Mayang River Kayaking, the top Kayaking in Fujian

Mayang Brook, located at the foot of Tianzhu Mountain (天柱山) of the National Forest Park, is 8 km long with more than 60 twisting curves and more than 70 water drops. The fall of its upper reaches and lower reaches are 62 metres.

Mayang Brook is the first place carrying out kayaking in Fujian and enjoys a reputation of the top kayaking of Fujian. In Mayang Brook, there have been held national as well as international kayaking competitions, such as the International Kayaking championship, the First National Kayak championship, and China’s 9th National athletics championship. It is also the training base for the national Kayaking team.

The whole adventurous kayaking in Mayang River takes about 3 hours. It is exciting and safe, as you will put on a life vest during the exciting kayaking.


Another excitement in Changtai is Longfeng rock climbing, which needs physical strength and endurance.


The steepest section of Longfeng Rock Climbing is 90°angle


Longfeng Valley, 7.6km long and 450 metres high, is at the north slope of Tianzhu Mountain. The landform of the valley varies from the foot to the top. The higher you go, the steeper the landform will be and the steepest section for the rock climbing is 90°angle.


Also in Longfeng Valley, there are plenty of precious trees and fruit trees such as banana, waxberry, and longan. If the fruit harvest season comes, the visitors can be free to savour them.

Other scenic spots in Changtai are Shihu Mountain and Jiupugou (九瀑沟). Both of them involve the most natural landscape such as ancient pine trees, rocks of interesting shapes, and the rilling mountain stream which creates a beautiful summer resort.

Price for Mayang brook kayaking: 168rmb/person

Price for Longfeng Valley Rock Climbing: 100rmb/person

How to get there:


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1) Self-driving: Go to Chantai through G319 National Highway - when reach Guankou County, turn to G324 National Highway - after passing Jiaomei County, turn to X503 County Road.

2)Use a travel agent:

Renting a van packaged with driver is the next best alternative. Call Apple Travel to organize a group tour. If you’ve a small group, The ideal number in the group is 5 or 6.



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