Wu Yuan, Shangrao, Jiangxi (婺源,上饶市,江西省)

Wuyuan County is located at the northeast of Jiangxi Province. Ziyang, in the county’s central town, is 140 km east from Quzhou of Zhejiang, 180km south from Shangrao, 80km west from Jindezhen and 114km north from Huangshan. It is like a bright pearl embedded in the Huangshan-Wuyuan-Lushan golden tour line and is honored as the “Most Beautiful Countryside in China” by the media at home and abroad.

With an 81.5% tree cover of woods, Wuyuan is one of the sixteen most ecologically advanced agriculture counties is China. Like a large park the county is praised as the “Last shangri La”. Wengong Hill, Yuanyan Lake(the Mandarin Duck Lake)and Linyan Cave are known as ecological wonders.

There are also many well-preserved ancient villages like Jiangwan, Likeng, Wangkou, Yan village, Sixi and Likeng. The Hui-style ancient buildings with pink walls and black tiles, which are faintly visible amid the green hills and blue waters, make up a picturesque landscape depicting the symbiosis of man and nature. Wuyuan is the hometown of Philosopher Zhuxi and Zhan Tianyou, the Father of Railroads in China. There were 550 successful candidates all together from Wuyuan who had taken the highest imperial examinations in the past. Hui Opera, the origin of Beijing Opera, the Luo Dance known as the “Dance Live Fossil”, the folk garret-lifting art reputed for “A Unique in China” and the charming tea performance all make Wuyuan an attractive scenic spot.

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