Plan your Wuyishan tour? Wuyishan in Chinese literally means Mount Wuyi or Wuyi Mountains which was listed as World Heritage, natural and cultural in December,1999. So Wuyishan City is a city named after Mount Wuyi, hoping the brand of Wuyi Mountains will bring more attention to the small city from outside world for better life and development.
Before August 21, 1989, Wuyishan City was known as Chong An County. Right now Wuyishan City is a county-level city under the administration of Nanping City in Fujian Province.
Wuyishan City has two meanings – broad and narrow. As for the broad meaning, it administrates three parts - Wuyishan City proper, Wuyishan Holiday Resort and Wuyishan Scenic Area.
As for the narrow sense, it only refers to Wuyishan city proper. Wuyishan City proper is about 15km north of both Wuyishan National Holiday Resort and Wuyishan Scenic Area. while Wuyishan National Holiday Resort and Wuyishan Scenic Area are next to each other, only divided by the Chongyang Stream.
When talking about Wuyishan City, usually people refer to the city proper of Wuyishan, not Wuyishan Holiday Resort and Wuyishan Scenic Area. Very few people would stay in the hotels in Wuyishan City proper, most people would like to stay in Wuyishan Holiday Resort which is close to Wuyishan Scenic Area.
Wuyishan Railway Station – Wuyishan City Proper 5km ( from south to north)
Wuyshan Airport - Wuyishan City Proper 9km ( from south to north)
Wuyishan Railway Station – Wuyishan National Holiday Resort 11km ( from north to south )
Wuyshan Airport – Wuyishan National Holiday Resort 7km ( from north to south )
Don’t confuse Wuyishan City proper with Wuyishan National Holiday Resort! You most probably stay in Wuyishan Holiday Resort, not in the city center of Wuyishan, which are about 16km apart.
If you have extra visit time in Wuyishan, a side trip to the city proper of Wuyishan City is advisable. Wuyishan City is a booming city, a small sized city in China. It is developing very fast.
You can take Bus No.6 from Wuyishan National Holiday Resort to the downtown of Wuyishan City for 3 Yuan.
Don’t miss having a walk at the pedestrian street in Wuyishan city – Heping Nanlu, which is rife with all kinds stuff, ranging from world famous brands to the local products in Wuyishan.
Below are some of the pictures taken during our recent short trip to Wuyishan City downtown:
We are driving on Wuyi Avenue and approaching the city proper of Wuyisnhan City.
This is the city center of Wuyishan.
Chongyang Stream passes the city from north to south.
Heping Nanlu – a walking street
Snack vendors on the street