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Wuyi Shan Makes List of World Happiest Places

Wuyi Shan, also called Mount Wuyi or Mt.Wuyishan, was honorably placed in the list of the top 10 happiest places onearth by Lonely Planet, the world's largest travel guide book and traveler's onlinecommunity, digital media publisher as well.

Mountain Wuyi, Wuyi Shan

Light mist tries to mask the beautiful Wuyi Shan in the early morning.

Wuyi Shan shares the honor with other 9 places, including beautiful Pacific island Vanuatu, hilarious Montreal of Canda, self-claimed "town without a frown" Happy of Texas in USA, the on-land paradize Bhutan, tropic Coloumbia, the "warm heart of Africa" Malawi, Andorra, the northern European highlands Denmark and Hidakagwa of Japan.

Wuyishan, one of China's most beautiful mountain

Wuyishan, one of China's most beautiful mountain

In the appreciative comment of Wuyi Shan,Lonely Planet says as follows.

Despite its winsome name, Tian Xin Yong Le(the Ever-Happy Temple) is surrounded by drink sellers and an unromantic carpark. Still, it's no surprise that the building is perpetually cheerful. Thetemple in Fujian Province's rugged north sits in a realm of secret valleyssplashed with waterfalls and pocked with mysterious caves. Use hewn rock stepsto explore, skirting tea bushes and bamboo groves to access Water Curtain Caveand Heavenly Tour Peak. Or take to the water - simple rafts topped with rattanchairs will float you down Nine Twists River, while guides point out the4000-year-old niches carved in the cliff faces above. (Quote from LonelyPlanet)

   Tian Xin Yong Le Temple, The Ever Happy Temple             Little monks salutes to their masters in a religious ceremony

   Tian Xin Yong Le Temple, The Ever Happy Temple     Little monks salutes to the masters in a religious ceremony


For nature and outdoor activities lovers,Wuyi Shan is an absolute they should not miss in China. Outlandish mountains, appallingcliffs, thriving forests, limpid waters and fresh air, the mountain offers muchmore for visitors to enjoy trekking, climbing, kayaking or just take aleisurable stroll in the nature.

  A bizarre hill of Mt. Wuyishan          The fascinating Cloud Sea

Bizarre stones and hills are commons of Wuyi Shan                The fascinating Cloud Sea

 Rafting the Jiuqu River is definitely memorable             Enchanting Wuyishan Waterfalls

Rafting the Jiuqu River is definitely life-time experience.   Waterfalls at the mountain is enchanting and cool.

Chinese culture fans could also find the antiqueEver Happy Temple (Tianxin Yongle Temple), Taoist's holy land Wuyi Palace andseveral other serene old temples, each could tells you long but admirablelegends and history. Traditional Chinese architectures, sculptures, gardeningand the peaceful atmospheres will make you feel at ease, physically and spiritually,especially after sipping some China best teas in a hundred-year-old pavilion.

   A huge Happiness Buddha statue          Wuyi Palace

          A huge blessing Happiness Buddha statue         The gate of Wuyi palace hides under green branches

   Typical Wuyi Shan residence           Tranquil old street

               Typical Wuyi Shan residence                                A tranquil ancient street of Wuyi Mountain

   The reputable Scholar Zhuxi             The sacrifice ritual of ancient Yu Nation

Wuyi Shan is home to Chinese famous scholar Zhu Xi.    The tradition ritual of ancient Yu Nation (473 - 376 B.C.)


Travel tips:

Visitors should explore Wuyi Shan midweek to avoid tourist crowds; boattrips depart from Xing Cun and last one hour.

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