Saturday, January 29, 2005


Heavenly Tour Mountain is the most popular of Wuyishan's 36 peaks - beautiful in the morning mist. It is also a beautiful site on a sunny day, with dark blue clouds and white cumulous clouds - and a view worth seeing - another time. I am sort of partial to the views seen here. Posted by Hello


On the trail high up on Heavenly Tour Mountain Posted by Hello


On the trail high above the river on Heavenly Tour Mountain Posted by Hello


Near the peak of Heavenly Tour Mountain - with the river and trail below viewable through the mist. Posted by Hello


Path to Da Hong Pa Tea Farm, the most famous tea in all of China Posted by Hello


The famous Da Hong Pa Tea plants. These 3 plants are the original Da Hong Pa plants which are 300 years old - and used to be protected by armed soldiers 24 hours a day. They produce an average of 7 ounces of tea leaves annually - the total output used to be given to the Chinese Emperor, then to Chairman Mao, now to the current ruler. The Tea Farm consists of sons and grandsons of the original plants are planted on the hillsides of this most renowned farm Posted by Hello


Da Hong Pao Tea Farm in the distance Posted by Hello


Mountains and bridge at starting point of 9 Bend River Rafting, with rafts in the foreground Posted by Hello


Rafting on 9 Bend River on a cloudy misty day. With the sun on, the raft trip is beautiful. With the mist, it is a lot more mystical. Posted by Hello


View from raft of cliffs and people above Posted by Hello


Scene from rafting trip down 9 Bend River Posted by Hello


Let the show begin. Opening act of Ancient Yue Customs Art Troupe at Minyue Royal Capital City. Show was excellent -- being offseason there were more performers than audience - but well worth seeing. Posted by Hello


Skit by Ancient Yue Customs Art Troupe - keeping warm on a cold snowy day Posted by Hello


A very strong lady - she is balancing a heavy iron basket with someone inside. Posted by Hello


Performers in show, Anchient Yue Customs Art Troupe Posted by Hello


Temple at Zhu Xi's Memorial Museum  Posted by Hello


View from outside Zhu Xi's Memorial Museum Posted by Hello


Street scene, outside Zhu Xi's Memorial Museum Posted by Hello


Memorial museum to Zhu Xi, the father of education of Wuyishan Posted by Hello


Unhappy kids on street, Minyue Royal Capital City Posted by Hello


Street scene - Minyue Royal Capital City Posted by Hello


Woman with cart - old village Posted by Hello


Man with heavy load. Carrying poles, once so popular in China, are seldom seen -- at least in Wuyishan. Posted by Hello


Street cleaner at Minyue Royal Capital City Posted by Hello


Entrance to Minyue Royal Capital City - a world heritage site, where they have dug up remains of an ancient Chinese city over 1000 years old. Posted by Hello