Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 1999
Size of heritage: 99,975 ha
- Buffer zone: 27,888 ha
Mount Wuyi is the most outstanding area for biodiversity conservation in south-east China and a refuge for a large number of ancient, relict species, many of them endemic to China. The serene beauty of the dramatic gorges of the Nine Bend River, with its numerous temples and monasteries, many now in ruins, provided the setting for the development and spread of neo-Confucianism, which has been influential in the cultures of East Asia since the 11th century. In the 1st century B.C. a large administrative capital was built at nearby Chengcun by the Han dynasty rulers. Its massive walls enclose an archaeological site of great significance.
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Medium airport - 19 mi (32 km) Quzhou Airport
Medium airport - 114 mi (183 km) Jingdezhen Airport
Medium airport - 116 mi (188 km) Nanchang Changbei International Airport
Medium airport - 134 mi (217 km) Tunxi International Airport
Medium airport - 144 mi (232 km) Longyan Guanzhishan Airport
Medium airport - 152 mi (246 km) Jiujiang Lushan Airport
Small airport - 167 mi (269 km) Fuzhou Changle International Airport
Large airport - 173 mi (279 km) Wenzhou Yongqiang Airport
Large airport - 194 mi (313 km) Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
Large airport - 221 mi (356 km) Kinmen Airport
Large airport - 231 mi (372 km) Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
Large airport - 240 mi (387 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.