Wuyi Shan is a national park in the north of Fujian province and covers an area of 60 sq km. The dominant natural features are the Jiuqu River and 36 hills and peaks. Throughout the national park there are waterfalls, pools, caves, peaks and small villages.
Jiuqu River translates as Nine Twists River and the best way to experience this river is by taking a trip on a bamboo raft down the whole 9 twists and 18 bends. From the river you will have fantastic views of the relatively unspoilt scenery of the area.
For the best view of the 36 peaks, climb to the summit of Dawang Peak, (Peak of the Great King). Wuyi Palace lies at the foot of Dawang Peak. It was built during the Tang dynasty (618-907) for fedual rulers’ sacrificial services in honor of the Lord of Wuyi.