Top 10 Things to do in Wuyi Shan, China

March 26, 2018 Rebbecca Marino

Discover the best top things to do in Wuyi Shan, China including Jiuqu Stream in Wuyishan Mountain, Wuyi Mountain Scenic Resort, Bamboo Raft Drift, Da Hong Pao (Big Red Rope) Scenic Area, Xiamei Ancient Dwellings, Dawang Feng(Great King Pek), Roaring Tiger Rock, Wuyishan Ziyang Bookyard, Wuyishan Natural Museum, Longchuan Grand Canyon.
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1. Jiuqu Stream in Wuyi Shan Mountain

Wuyi Mountain, Wuyi Shan 354300, China
Excellent
59%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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4.5 based on 335 reviews

Jiuqu Stream in Wuyi Shan Mountain

Reviewed By LG_Kay - Singapore, Singapore

This is one of the highlights to see the natural landscape of the Wuyi Shan along the creek. I reserved the bamboo rafting timeslot at 9:30am when I purchased the combo entrance ticket the previous day. My hotel gave me a complimentary pair of plastic slip to protect my shoes from the waters. Each raft could take 6 persons. Being solo, I joined a family of 5 to make up the numbers. At the beginning, one boatman asked if we wanted to have commentary for 20 rmb per pax. As the family of 5 didn’t wish to pay, there was no explanation so we just enjoyed the slow ride along the stream. Look out for caves and names carved on the rock. As the raft has no covering, either wear a sun hat or apply sun tan lotion. The ride was about 1 hour 45 mins and ended near Wuyi Shan Palace stop.
Note there are limited rides per day. See one of my photos for the times. It is best to make a reservation to ensure a seat.

2. Wuyi Mountain Scenic Resort

South of Wuyi Shan, Wuyi Shan 354300, China
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 431 reviews

Wuyi Mountain Scenic Resort

An area of fantastic views has peaks, rivers, gorges and temple ruins.

Reviewed By Instantcalmer - Ko Samui, Thailand

OK Wuyi Shan is not spectacular Mountains like Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) in Anhui but the smaller Mountains have super formations, Waterfalls and caves. I addition, there is a Chinese cultural mixture with centuries old tea cultivation and sites of neo-Confucuian scholarship.
When I went for 3 days, 2 nights in June is was not so busy and there were not hundreds of noisy tour groups like Huangshan or Guilin.So its much more relaxing with your choice of leisurely level or well graded walks or mountain ascending 600+ steps. In fact shuttle buses will run you around between the main scenic spots or you can do longer walks between them if you like to hike.
Do take the bamboo raft trip down the 9 bend stream for a different view of the Mountains.
If you are here for a few days go to the South entrance (bus 6) and buy a combination ticket. Mine was a weekly that included rafting and unlimited shuttle bus rides and all scenic spot entries for 269rmb.
A few downers: Chinese can be very noisy and notorious litterers. It was sad to see the amount of plastic rubbish caught in the bushes along the river.
But well worth 2 or 3 days.

3. Bamboo Raft Drift

Xingcun Town, Wuyi Shan, China
Excellent
58%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
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4.5 based on 87 reviews

Bamboo Raft Drift

Reviewed By Instantcalmer - Ko Samui, Thailand

Asian bamboo rafting can be pretty tame compared to whitewater rafting but the aim is to see the mountain scenery from the river instead of on foot. And the scenery is stunning -mountain formations and the river itself as it winds thru it's nine bends. It had rained the night before so the the pace was brisk in parts but the journey was around 1.5 hours. You might get splashed a little and I took off my shoes and soaked my feet. All good on a hot summer's day. No English from the 2 raft boatmen but I still spotted the an ancient coffin in a hillside cave. Look out for interesting and beautiful birds also. I suspect there is a lot of history in the Chinese inscriptions found along the river. Well worth the 130rmb or buy a composite ticket. Mine was for a week of park entry and travel.

4. Da Hong Pao (Big Red Rope) Scenic Area

Wuyi Mountains, Wuyi Shan, China
Excellent
32%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 37 reviews

Da Hong Pao (Big Red Rope) Scenic Area

Reviewed By Javier L - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I'm surprised to learn that these tea threes at the cliff are insuranced! The view around this around is also quite spectacular.

5. Xiamei Ancient Dwellings

Xiamei Village, Wuyi Town, Wuyi Shan 354301, China
Excellent
25%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
3%
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4 based on 31 reviews

Xiamei Ancient Dwellings

Reviewed By nellielim - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Xiamei Village began as an administrative district in 998AD during the Northern Song Dynasty. It developed into a tea marketing hub and the starting point of the Ancient tea route. During our visit we were also served tea on many occasions in the dwelling houses we walked through. The Ancestor Bridge, the Poo-Poo door, exquisite brick and stone carvings on doors, walls and ceilings and the Ancestral temple are some of the best preserved we have seen so far. We walked through the oldest lane in the village with its 200 year old history. The Dangxi River flows through the village and the Ancestor bridge was built over it. We spent about an hour here and enjoyed our visit to this historical village where life still goes on as it did all those centuries ago.

6. Dawang Feng(Great King Pek)

WuyiShang Unesco, Wuyi Shan, China
Excellent
42%
Good
48%
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Dawang Feng(Great King Pek)

An attraction inside the Wuyi shan Unesco site.

Reviewed By ErvinTan - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Amongst Wu Yi Shan's Thirty-Six Peaks (武夷三十六峰), there is Da Wang Feng (大王峰), literally "Great King Peak". While it's just one of many Mountains you have the opportunity to explore in the vicinity, the view from the peak is stunning; imagine a whole town spread out below you, surrounded by green hills ......
Unfortunately, the hike up isn't for everyone, especially for those with asthma or acrophobia; while there are cement stairs to climb, they can get quite steep. One particular section stands out; to arrive at the peak of Da Wang Feng, there is a mountain crack one has to traverse vertically. It's dark, it's narrow (to the point where you may have to ascend the steps facing sideways) ...... basically, you don't want to miss your footing.
If you decide to take on the challenge of conquering Da Wang Feng though, expect to be treated to spectacular views and scenic mountain panoramas. Just take care not to be too enchanted by it all, until the sun sets, night falls, and you find yourself all alone on a slightly dangerous mountain trail ......
It can prove quite tricky to get to Da Wang Feng, depending on which entrance you decide to make your way towards. Whichever method you choose to use to access this place, just bear in mind that you're better off exploring Da Wang Feng when the sun's still shining.

7. Roaring Tiger Rock

South of Erqu Stream, Wuyi Shan 354300, China
Excellent
45%
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Roaring Tiger Rock

Reviewed By Monika1958 - Zhuhai, China

It is a nice climb up. The steps are little on the steeper side. Good shoes do help. There are hand rails to hold onto. Along the way you will have great views. On the top you will find a shop (I did not check it out) and facilities, which are fairly new. They even had toilet paper.

8. Wuyi Shan Ziyang Bookyard

Wuyishan Ziyang Bookyard, Wuyi Shan 354300, China +86 599 883 2075
Excellent
29%
Good
66%
Satisfactory
5%
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4 based on 17 reviews

Wuyi Shan Ziyang Bookyard

Reviewed By phophochang - Tokyo, Japan

朱子学の創始者が朱熹だなんて知りませんでした。此処は朱熹が講義をしたり、執筆したりした私立大学的な所だったそうです。勿論再建ではありますが。
日本においても、中近世ことに江戸期に、「道徳」の規範としての儒学の中でも特に朱子学に重きがおかれていて、後世にも影響を残しているのですから何となく縁は有る訳で。
風景区内では毛色の変わったところなので、立ち寄ってみてはいかがでしょう。

9. Wuyi Shan Natural Museum

Wuyi Mountain Scenic Area, Wuyi Shan 354300, China +86 599 883 2075
Excellent
44%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Wuyi Shan Natural Museum

Reviewed By phophochang - Tokyo, Japan

筏での川下りを終えて、宋街に入ってすぐの左側に在ります。
あまり目立たず、訪れる人も多いとは言えません。正直自分もスルーしようと思いました。
中へ入ってみると、遺跡からの出土品が有ったり、舟棺が展示されていたり、武夷山の自然だけでない面に出会う事が出来ました。
広いわけではないし無料なので、10分~15分でも寄ってみると良いですよ。

10. Longchuan Grand Canyon

Wuyishan National Nature Reserve, Wuyi Shan, China
Excellent
20%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 5 reviews

Longchuan Grand Canyon

Reviewed By nellielim - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This canyon is about 21 km from the Wuyi Mountains entrance. This gorge meanders through two steep Mountains and is filled with ancient trees, mountain peaks, wildlife and birds. Waterfalls cascade along clear rivers and streams. The Waterfalls have been given poetic names. A great way to commune with Mother Nature, have a workout climbing the steps as well as enjoy the fresh air.

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