Fujian Province, China (13/11/2012 – 23/11/2012) – Nanping City

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Nanping is the largest city of Fujian, located at the northern side of the province. It is often associated with a famous tourist attraction called Mount Wuyi, which is located at Wuyi county.

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Mount WuYi is named after two sons of Peng Zu: Peng Wu and Peng Yi as the first settlers of the region who opened up this waste land.

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It also inherits the gifts by nature and this scenic natural arboretum can be admired by drifting along the Nine Bend Brook – Jiu Qi Xi on a bamboo raft, which is still manually maneuvered by the locals.

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Aren’t the “JiuQi Xi” and the spectacular peeks and rocks set each other off perfectly?

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While enjoying the tranquil beauty of the nature, look out for the hanging boat-shaped coffin, which said to be the earliest among the extant ones.

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It is indeed a fantastic drifting with torrents churning over the mirror clear shoals that rushes the raft through the narrows between high cliffs. The icy cold weather even makes the drifting a better one.

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After the bamboo rafting, we walk along the 300 meter Song Street and warm ourselves with a cup of hot ginger tea. Located at the end of the street is the WuYi Palace.

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WuYi Palace was served as an altar for the emperors of all dynasties to offer sacrifices to Master WuYi.

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WuYi Mountain is also renowned for its production of the most expensive tea, “Da Hong Pao”, a kind of prestigious Oolong tea.

Fujian Province, China (13/11/2012 – 23/11/2012) – Introduction

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