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Tour in Yongchun - Niumulin Natural Reserve of Quanzhou

Updated: 07 May 2009
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Yongchun, also called Taoyuan in ancient China, has a long history of tourism (Taoyuan means a fairyland in ancient times). It is famous for its beautiful natural sceneries and cultural heritage. Travel to Yongchun can be a wonderful experience. In Yongchun, the most significant natural scenic spot is its Niumulin Natural Reserve.

 

                                   Niumulin Natural Reserve 

                                         The entrance of Niumulin Natural Reserve

 

The Niumulin Natural Reserve, located in Xiayang Town, Yongcun County, Quanzhou, is a Fujian provincial-level nature reserve and enjoys a reputation of Xishuang Banna in Minnan's area. With an area of 1000 hectares, the Niumulin Natural Reserve is a summer resort. The average temperature of the whole year is between 17—18, and in summer that is between 25—28.  It's like spring all year round.

 

The Niumulin Natural Reserve, considered as a Museum of Natural History, has a wide variety of plants and animals. There are 760 species of trees in the park. However, among those trees, the most amazing tree is the Cyclocarya paliurus, which is nearly 30 meters high and the largest tree in Fujian

 

                          

                                            Various trees in Niumulin Nature Reserve

 

When you visit the park, you can probably see wild animals such as monkeys, civet cats, and others. The Teinopalpus aureus is a first-grade state protection species.

 

Walking on the path where you will feel the fresh air with subtle floral notes, and hearing birds twittering and the murmuring of running water, you can get to Hudiequan Waterfall, which will provide you a cool feeling in the summer.

 

In the Niumulin Natural Reserve, there is a Qingqianliu tourist villa. There you can taste local farmhouse dishes, some of which are cooked with wild vegetables that can be only found in the mountains.

 

Likebracken, Dendropanax chevalieri, gardon asparagus, and konjak; these wild vegetables are not only precious but also good for your health. Also, in Hongzhushanzhuang, there are some activities for the visitors such as grass-skiing, shooting, archery, and many others.

 

How to get there

 

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1) Self-driving:

Start from Tong'an to Longmen Town by national highway S206 → from Longmen Town to Niumulinlin Nature Reserve through national highway S308 and then S307.

 

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 a small group, The ideal number in the group is 4 or 5.

 

SOURCE: Apple Travel

 

 

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Address Shop 18-20,Guanren Rd (behind the Marco Polo Hotel)
361006 Xiamen,
Fujian Province, China

 

Reservations: (86-592) 5053122/ 5074177
Fax: (86-592) 5052948
Email: susan@appletravel.cn
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. 08:30-18:00 Sat. 09:00-18:00 Sun. 13:00-18:00

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