Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Mount Wuyi

"The serene beauty of the dramatic gorges of the Nine Bend River, with its numerous temples and monasteries" - This description in the UNESCO website and these two postcards are enough to make me want to visit this place!

Great King Peak
The Wuyi Mountains (Chinese武夷山pinyinWǔyí ShānPe̍h-ōe-jīBú-î-soaⁿ) are a mountain range located in the prefecture of Nanping, in northern Fujian province near the border with Jiangxi provinceChina. The highest peak in the area is Mount Huanggang at 2,158 metres (7,080 ft) on the border of Fujian and Jiangxi, making it the highest point of both provinces; the lowest altitudes are around 200 metres (660 ft).

Jade Beauty Peak
The region is part of the Cathaysian fold system and has experienced high volcanic activity and the formation of large fault structures, which were subsequently subject to erosion by water and weathering. The landscape is characterized by beautiful winding river valleys flanked by columnar or dome-shaped cliffs as well as cave systems. Peaks in the western portion of the Wuyi Mountains typically consist of volcanic or plutonic rocks, whereas peaks and hills in the eastern area are made up of redsandstone with very steep slopes but flat tops (Danxia landform). The Nine-bend River (Jiuqu Xi), about 60 kilometers in length, meanders in a deep gorge among these hills. - in: wikipedia

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