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Taimu Mountain in Fuding, the 'immortal mountain on the sea'




 
Taimu Mountain is located in the northeastern part of Fujian Province, about 45 kilometers (27.96 miles) south of Fuding City. Surrounded by the sea on three sides, the mountain is a popular site due to its gorgeous natural scenery and many cultural sites.
 
The mountain features steep peaks, caves, brooks, waterfalls and ancient temples. It consists of five sections: Taimu Shanyue, Jiuli Stream and Waterfall, Qingchuan Seaside Area, Sangyuan Green Lake and the Fuyao Islands. Aside from those, there are two other scenic spots on the mountain: Lengcheng Ancient Castle and Ruiyun Temple. The marvelous view of the mountain from afar has earned itself the beautiful name "immortal mountain on the sea."

About 3 hours from Fuzhou, Taimu Mountain is lesser known than Wuyi Shan but equally beautiful. Embraced by the views of the sea on three sides, with its jagged limestone peaks perpetually wrapped in mist, the mountain is a magnificent place for hiking. So most of people once they had come here will say “such a good place for relaxing the spirits”.

The entire scenic area covers about 92 square kilometers, divided into Yue Taimushan, Nine Carp Creek waterfall, Riverside Waterfront, Mulberry Green Lake, Fu Yao Islands five major scenic spots.The highest peak in Taimu is only 917m, but with great views of the distant ocean.

Taimu Mountain Attractions
 
Rock Scenes
 
The marvelous rocks and perilous peaks of Taimu Mountain are almost lifelike. They come in various shapes, such as monks reading sutras, rabbits, and monkeys, just to name a few. Many rocks appear in different shapes when viewed from different angles. The biggest rock scene is Jiu Li Chao Tian Yan, which looks like nine giant carps springing from the water towards the sky. There are estimated to be more than 300 rock scenes on Taimu Mounatain.

Taimu Mountain Caves 
 

 

Taimu Mountain is formed out of granite, and holds over 100 caves, each with distinctive charms. Most caves have cracks through which the outside light trickles in. Although it does not as famous as Guilin Caves. Some smaller caves are inside bigger ones zigzagging through the mountain. Certain caves offer breathtaking sunrise and sunset views. So most of tourists love here without any doubt.
 
Hulu Cave is a famous resort whose inside is shaped like a gourd. The cave can hold around a thousand people, and because of the many flowers growing inside, the cave is fragrant in blossom season.
 Jiangjun Cave got its name because of three big stones that look like the shoes, cap and sword of a general. The cave consists of dozens of small caves. Streams flow into the cave, and tourists can hear them gurgle and even the roar after rain showers. Plants such as bamboo and azaleas are over a thousand years old.
 
Local Speciality

 

  

Fuding White Tea was originally produced on Taimu Mountain, Ningde. Fuding, Zhenghe, Jianyang and Songxi in Fujian are the main growing and producing regions of white tea in China.
 
White tea is a slightly fermented tea with its body covered with fluffy white hair. It is a mild and fresh tea that comes from the same plant as green tea. Containing up to three times as many antioxidants as green tea, it is the healthiest tea there is.
 
Researchers have found that white tea contains the highest amount of antioxidants, which can help protect our body from damage caused by free radicals. Besides, white tea is extremely effective in preventing cancer causing cells within the human body.
    
Taimu Mountain Climate

Ningde region of Taimushan located belong to subtropical marine monsoon climate, warm and humid,also with four distinct seasons, the typically basin of the valley climate characteristics, hot spring and summer rain nearly occurred the same period, mutually beneficial winter light and temperature, light and ample, rich in calories. Annual average temperature between 14-19 ℃. April to December is the best tourist season.

Travel Tips
 

Admission Fee: RMB 115
Opening Hour: 8:00--17:00
Location: Fuding, Fujian Province 
 

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