Wuyishan - Other Attractions

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18 Stockades 十八寨

Entrance. Although it was very sunny with blue skies in the morning, the weather quickly changed to being overcast with light rain by the early afternoon due to the effect of the surrouding mountain ranges.
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Along the path up to the main waterfall, one passes by a rock with the chinese character "tea 茶" inscribed on it.
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"Nameless House" 无名屋
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The main waterfall, Tian Fu Quan 添福泉. I had expected more water though as it was during summer season =D
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Long Chuan 龙川

Entrance to the gorge.
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The area is dotted with such paths to allow one to cross over to the other side of the stream.
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Good try at translation, but it would helped if the translator had a basic knowledge of fluid mechanics! The lamellar waterfall is hardly laminar, as the name suggests.
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One of the larger waterfalls in the attraction, Buddha Waterfall 观音瀑布.
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At the top of the scenic area.
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It never fails to amaze me that such a meagre stream at the source would combine with other flows to become the main river through Fujian province, Min River 闽江.
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Natural cooling of watermelons in the blistering summer heat.
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Cha Bo Yuan 中华武夷茶博园

This is a newly built attraction by the acclaimed Chinese director, Zhang Yimou as he plans to stage a regular outdoor show using Wuyishan as a backdrop here in the future. (Read: Potential candidate for "optional" for tour groups visiting Wuyishan).

The main plaza is ringed by a semicircular arranagement statues of people who had made significant contribution to the art of tea making in Wuyishan.

Drinking chinese tea makes a person happy! Of course, this person should be a very happy man as his Chinese name is "Happy" 高兴 literally.
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The 3 founders of Wuyishan at the apex of the plaza From left, Wuyijun 武夷君, Seng Nonfu 神农夫 and Peng Zu 彭祖.
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Yu Nu Feng 玉女峰 can be seen in the background among the different peaks while a solitary house stands out among the various natural landforms.
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As the venue is also meant to showcase the rich heritage of chinese tea, there are also sculptures in the park that depict the different steps involved in processing tea leaves. I personally find that the location was very well chosen as the sculptures are framed by the mountains in the background.

Sorting the tea into bags for shipment and sale.
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Drying the tea leaves naturally as they await further processing on open air racks
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The final part of the tea production process involves tasting and grading the tea. Wuyishan is renowned for producing Da Hong Pao 大红袍 tea, which grows well on steep cliffs.
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As the main town is located just besides the main scenic area, one can either choose to access the spots using public or private transport, or simply walk across Yu Nu Feng Road 玉女峰路.
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