Wuyishan, Fujian

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Location of Wuyishan City within Nanping City
Location of Wuyishan City within Nanping City
Wuyishan is located in Fujian
Location in Fujian
Coordinates (Wuyishan City government): 27°45′23″N 118°02′07″E / 27.7564°N 118.0353°E / 27.7564; 118.0353Coordinates: 27°45′23″N 118°02′07″E / 27.7564°N 118.0353°E / 27.7564; 118.0353
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityNanping
SubdistrictChong'an Subdistrict
 • CPC City Committee SecretaryMa Bigang
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Wuyishan City (Chinese: 武夷山市; pinyin: Wǔyíshān Shì) is a county-level city in the municipal region of Nanping, in the northwest of Fujian province, People's Republic of China, bordering Jiangxi province to the northwest. It corresponds to the former Chong'an County.[1]

Natural and cultural heritage[edit]

A local subsection of the Wuyishan Mountain range, which forms the entirety of the geological and political divide between the provinces of Fujian and Jiangxi, is a front-rank national park called simply Wuyi Mountains. Since 1999 the park zone has been recognised by UNESCO as part of the world's natural and cultural heritage.

Cultural sites within the zone include the original cultivation ground of the Dahongpao tea variety, and a villa retreat used by Zhu Xi, a Confucian revivalist scholar-official of the rump or Southern Song Empire.

South of the zone, just short of the City's border with Jianyang District, is a major archaeological excavation of the vanished State of Yue ().

Not far from Wuyishan, the Jiyufang Laolong kiln (吉玉坊老龍窯), located in a village near the town of Shuiji, has been able to restart production of Jian ware using original clay.[2][3][4]


The city executive, legislature and judiciary are in Chong'an Subdistrict (崇安街道), together with the CPC and PSB branches.

There are two other subdistricts:

  • Xinfeng (新丰街道) – formerly Chengdong Township (城东乡)
  • Wuyi (武夷街道) – formerly Wuyi Town (武夷镇)


  • Xingcun (星村镇) – embarkation for raft tours down the Jiuqu Brook (九曲溪)
  • Xingtian (兴田镇)  
  • Wufu (五夫镇)


  • Shangmei (上梅乡)  
  • Wutun (吴屯乡)
  • Langu (岚谷乡)
  • Yangzhuang (洋庄乡)


Wuyishan North Railway Station serves the city of Wuyishan.

The Nanping Wuyishan Airport serves the Wuyishan area. The Hengfeng–Nanping Railway and Hefei–Fuzhou High-Speed Railway pass through Wuyishan.


  • Langu Smoked Goose (岚谷熏鹅)
  • Paddy Carp (稻花鱼)[5]
  • Ching Ming Fruit (清明果)
  • Gui Jie (簋芥: transliteration)

Sister cities[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nanping Travel Guide". TravelChinaGuide. 1998–2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.jianyangnews.com/2016-07/05/content_18122987.htm
  3. ^ http://verdanttea.com/jiyufang-laolongyao-book/
  4. ^ http://verdanttea.com/reviving-the-song-dynasty-jian-zhan-tradition/
  5. ^ "1. Heart of the Dragon". BBC. Wild China. 11 May 2008.
  6. ^ "Twin Towns" (in Chinese). Foreign Affairs Office of the Fujian Provincial People's Government. 11 Nov 2012.