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 on earth by Lonely Planet, the world's largest travel guidebook and traveler's online community, digital media publisher as well.
Wuyi Shan shares the honor with other 9 places, including the beautiful Pacific island Vanuatu, hilarious Montreal of Canda, the self-claimed "town without a frown" Happy of Texas in the USA, the on-land paradise Bhutan, tropic Columbia, the "warm heart of Africa" Malawi, Andorra, the northern European highlands Denmark and Hirakawa of Japan.
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. The temple in Fujian Province's rugged north sits in a realm of secret valleys splashed with waterfalls and pocked with mysterious caves. Use hewn rock steps to explore, skirting tea bushes and bamboo groves to access Water Curtain Cave and Heavenly Tour Peak. Or take to the water - simple rafts topped with rattan chairs will float you down Nine Twists River, while guides point out the 4000-year-old niches carved in the cliff faces above. (Quote from Lonely Planet)
For nature and outdoor activities lovers, Wuyi Shan is an absolute they should not miss in China. With outlandish mountains, appalling cliffs, thriving forests, limpid waters and fresh air, the mountain offers much more for visitors to enjoy trekking, climbing, kayaking or just taking a leisurely stroll in nature.
Rafting the Jiuqu River is definitely a lifetime experience. The waterfalls at the mountain are enchanting and cool.
Chinese culture fans could also find the antique Ever Happy Temple (Tianxin Yongle Temple), Taoist's holy land Wuyi Palace and several other serene old temples, each could tell you long but admirable legends and history. Traditional Chinese architecture, sculptures, gardening and the peaceful atmospheres will make you feel at ease, physically and spiritually, especially after sipping some of China's best teas in a hundred-year-old pavilion.
Visitors should explore Wuyi Shan midweek to avoid tourist crowds; boat trips depart from Xing Cun and last one hour.
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