The Nine-bend Stream rafting is on the same sightseeing travel route with Tianyou Peak hiking. You may first visit Tianyou Mountains in the morning, the take the bamboo rafting or vice versa.
The 9.5km long Nine-bend River rafting takes about 1.5 – 2 hours, with its flowing water winding along the mountains for 9 twists, hence the name of Nine-bend River Stream. The two banks of the Nine-bend River are teemed with high peaks, unique rocks and dense forest trees. The river embraces the each bends of the Nine-bend Stream, creating a beautiful Chinese mountain and river landscape painting.
You will take the bamboo craft down the river from the ninth bend to the last bend. The raft ride is smooth with occasional bumpy currents. In the course of the bamboo rafting, raise your head to view cliffs, dramatic peaks; lower your head to see the transparent and shallow stream, use your ears to hear the stream flowing sound.
The raft tours end is Wuyi Palace. A formerly a temple built to offer sacrifices to Lord Wuyi, now it has a 300 meters long Song Dynasty Street. Wuyi Palace also which now houses the administration office in charge of affairs associated with the mountains.
The Nine-bend River Pier has two wharfs – Wharf One and Wharf Three. Normally you will be arranged at Wharf One.
Tip: Hassle-free Wuyishan Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for guided tours to Wuyishan:
Wuyi Mountain 3 Days Tour from US$265
Mount Wuyi 4 day Tour from US$320
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