Mount Wuyi (UNESCO cultural and natural heritage site since 1999)
Mount Wuyi, on the boundary between Fujian and Jiangxi provinces, soars to a height of 2,118 m. The area is characterized by beautiful and magnificent views. A vast area of virgin forest high up on the mountain, with a rare stretch of Chinese hemlock trees, has been listed as a national nature reserve.
Mount Wuyi has long been sacred to Taoists, and the Taoist place of worship known as the Wuyi Palace has a history of over 1,000 years. Zhu Xi, philosopher and scholar of the Song Dynasty, lived and lectured here for more than 40 years. The numerous engravings of the Song, Yuan (1271-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties carved on the cliffs of the banks of the Nine-bend River (Jiuquxi), have important historic and artistic value. Of particular interest are the ancient boat-shaped coffins attached high up on the sides of cliffs.