Wuyishan Scenic Area

Plan your Wuyishan tour? One question is how to visit Wuyi Mountains and what to do in Mount Wuyi. Well, Wuyishan is mainly composed of three parts – Wuyishan City (where local people live), Wuyishan National Holiday Resort ( where you stay) and Wuyishan Scenic Area (where you sightsee).

Visitors would stay at Wuyishan National Holiday Resort and sightseeing at Wuyishan Scenic Area which are close to each other, only divided by a river known as “Chongyang Stream,”.

Few people would like to visit Wuyishan City itself, which is 16km north of both Wuyishan Holiday Resort and sightseeing at Wuyishan Scenic Area.

Wuyishan Sketch Map

Wuyishan Scenic Area
Wuyishan Scenic Area are mainly composed of  “Heavenly Tour Peak – Nine Bend River Rafting” Area, “Roaring Tiger Rock  – A Thread of Sky ” Area,  “Water Curtain Cave – Da Hong Pao” Area and Wuyi Palace Scenic Area.

Most popularly daily plan for the 5 scenic areas in Wuyishan Scenic Area:

Day 01: Morning
Heaveny Tour Peak
Nine Bend River Rafting &  Wuyi Palace

Day 02: Morning
Roaring Tiger Rock & A Thread of Sky
Water Curtain Cave & Da Hong Pao

How to Get to Wuyshan Scenic Area ( Where you stay )
The 16km Wuyi Avenue links Wuyishan city and Wuyishan Nantional Holiday Resort running from north to south. Both Wuyishan Railway Station and Wuyshan Airport  are located close to Wuyi Avenue. So Wuyishan National Holiday resort is easily accessible by trains and flights.

Wuyishan Scenic Area is located on the west bank of Chongyang Stream, which is the divided line between Wuyishan Scenic Area and Wuyishan National Holiday Resort, running from north to south. It is only a 20 minute walk cross Lantang Bridge over Chongyang Stream, from Wuyishan National Holiday Resort to the Wuyi Palace, the entrance to the core of Wuyishan Scenic Area.

Wuyi Palace Entrance to Wuyishan Scenic Area
Wuyi Palace is an attraction itself as well as a place where visitors can buy entrance tickets and shuttle bus tickets for their sightseeing at Wuyishan Scenic Area. Actually Wuyi Palace is the informal entrance to the core of Wuyishan Scenic Area, it is not the main entrance to Wuyishan Scenic Area. Wuyishan Scenic Area has two main entrances – North Entrance and South Entrance.

North Entrance to Wuyishan Scenic Area
If you come from either Wuyishan Railway Station or Wuyshan Airport – to Wuyishan National Holiday Resort, you will pass by the North Entrance to Wuyishan Scenic area. You may stop to buy the tickets for your sightseeing at Wuyishan Scenic area. Or you can buy your tickets at Wuyi Palace later or next day. For individual travelers, it is easy to buy tickets at Wuyi Palace since it is close to Wuyishan National Holiday Resort.

Get around Wuyishan Scenic Area
For the transportation in Wuyishan Scenic Area, you must use the shuttle bus service operated by Wuyishan Scenic Area Company. So when you purchase your entrance tickets, you must buy their shuttle bus service. All the shuttle buses start both at North Entrance and South Entrance. Most tour groups have to go to either North Entrance or South Entrance aboard the buses for their sightseeing. For individual travelers, it is ok to start their sightseeing at Wuyi Palace, which all the shuttle buses will pass by. You will get your seating spaces at Wuyi Palace.

How to Purchse the Tickets for Wuyishan Scenic Area ( Attractions & Shuttle Bus Service )
Like most so called “5A” scenic areas elsewhere in China, Wuyishan Scenic Area also has the ticketing policy of all for one ticket practice – You buy one ticket for all the attractions you are going to visit instead of buying one by one. This all for one ticketing policy is also practised for shuttle bus service within Wuyishan Scenic Area.

Only one exception, the ticket for bamboo rafting at Nine Bend River is not included for the all for one ticket. You have to buy separately.

Attractions Tickets
One Day Tour Entry Ticket:   RMB 140
Three Day Tour Entry Ticket: : RMB 150
Three Day Tour Entry Ticket:: RMB 160
Half Day Tour Entry Ticket: : RMB 75
Bamboo Rafting: RMB 100

Shuttle Bus Tickets

Each major attraction in Wuyishan Scenic Area has a shuttle bus terminal.

One Day Tour Bus Ticket:   RMB 70
Three Day Tour Bus Ticket: RMB 85
Three Day Tour Bus Ticket: RMB 95
Half Day Tour Bus Ticket: RMB 40

Shuttle buses running in Wuyishan Holiday Resort.

Shuttle Bus Operting Time ( North Entrance )
Autumn and Summer: 06:30 – 18:30
Spring and Winter: 06:50 – 18:00

1. Children 1.2 – 1.5 meters high; half price
2. Senior over 70 years: Half price

Wuyishan Scenic Area Shuttle Bus Trail Map

Wuyishan Scenic Area Shuttle Bus Trail Map



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 Wuyishan Guided Tours:

Wuyi Mountain 3 Days Tour from US$265 p/p
Mount Wuyi 4 day Tour from US$320 p/p
Wuyishan Car Rental with Driver from US$ 45

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