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Seven-day classic tour in Fujian

By Yuewei Yang

May 5

Fujian is blessed with a rich history and beautiful natural landscapes, which make it a unique tourist attraction.

Fujian is blessed with a rich history and beautiful natural landscapes, which make it a unique tourist attraction.

With year-round warm weather and a humid climate, Fujian is hospitable for travelers in all seasons. However, it is not yet a popular spot on many visitors’ itineraries.

Day 1: Pingtan Island  平潭岛

Pingtan Island [Image Credit: Liu Guoxing]
Pingtan Island [Image Credit: Liu Guoxing]
Floating on the East China Sea, Pingtan Island enjoys a growing reputation as a rustic getaway with scenic spots and savory local seafood dishes. It is China’s fifth largest island and is also Mainland China’s closest point to Taiwan.

Transport: Arrive in Fuzhou City by plane, train or car first, and then take a coach from Fuzhou Passenger Station to Pingtan.

Day 2: Baishuiyang  白水洋

Baishuiyang [Image Credit: Fengniao]
Baishuiyang [Image Credit: Fengniao]
The Baishuiyang bedrock flat riverbed is a scenic spot where visitors can admire a unique form of erosion and a rarely-seen natural shallow water square.  The riverbed is made of a single flat rock and is smooth without any pebbles.

Transport:Arrive at Ningde County first and take a bus to the Baishuiyang Scenic Spot

Opening hours: 8:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Entry: 120 yuan/person for Baishuiyang;  78 yuan/person for Yuanyang stream.

Day 3:  Xiapu  霞浦

Xiapu [Image Credit: Xiao Yuanpan]
Xiapu [Image Credit: Xiao Yuanpan]
Known as China’s most charming fishing village, Xiapu is located in northeast Fujian province. Along its tiger-striped beaches, bamboo structures and poles, buoys and fishing vessels provide human counterpoints to the area’s natural beauty.

Transport: Xiapu County isn’t far from the big cities of Fuzhou, Xiamen, Wenzhou and Shanghai, and can be accessed by both coach and train.

Day 4: Taimu Mountain  太姥山

Taimu Mountain [Image Credit: Fengniao]
Taimu Mountain [Image Credit: Fengniao]
Bordered by views of the East China Sea on three sides, Taimu Mountain is endowed with beautiful natural scenery, with steep peaks clustered together and spectacular rocks towering high.

Transport: Taimu Mountain is accessible by train from Fuzhou, Xiamen, Hangzhou and Shanghai and also by coach from Ningde City and Fuding City.

Ticket price: 115 yuan/person
Opening hours: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Day 5: Wuyi Mountain  武夷山

Wuyi Mountain [Image Credit: cfp]
Wuyi Mountain [Image Credit: cfp]
Dubbed a “Natural Arboretum,” Wuyi Mountain is noted for its natural conservation of a large number of ancient plant species and wild animals, many of which are found only in China. The area became a UNESCO natural and cultural World Heritage Site in 1999.

Transport: Wuyishan City is connected to many major airports in China. It is also convenient to get there by train or long-distance bus.

Entry: 140 yuan (one-day entrance); 150 yuan (two-day entrance); 160 yuan (three-day entrance)

Tip: Visitors can enter the designated attractions without time limits over three days with a three-day entrance ticket.

Day 6: Taining Geopark  泰宁地质公园

Taining Geopark [Image Credit: Fengniao]
Taining Geopark [Image Credit: Fengniao]
Located in Taining County in northwestern Fujian province, Taining Geopark is home to geological formations called Danxia landforms. The area is characterized by granite mountains, dense forests, winding rivers, waterfalls and historic culture.

Transport: The most immediate way to go to Taining is by road. You also can take a train to the nearby cities of Shaowu or Sanming and then transfer to a bus.

Opening hours: 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Entry:  165 yuan/person

Day 7: Tulou  土楼 

Earth Building [Image Credit: Xiao Yuanpan]
Earth Building [Image Credit: Xiao Yuanpan]
The Fujian tulou, located in a mountainous area of the province, are the largest unique residential buildings in the world. The structures are constructed of rammed earth and their origins can be traced back nearly 1,000 years. They allow large clans based on blood ties to live together as a big family and collectively defend against attacks from outsiders.

Transport: Take a coach to Yongding County or Hongkeng Tulou cultural village.

Entry: 90 yuan/person

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