Wuyishan
武夷山市
Wuyi Mountains Sea of clouds 4.jpg
Location of Wuyishan City within Nanping City
Location of Wuyishan City within Nanping City
Wuyishan is located in Fujian
Wuyishan
Wuyishan
Location in Fujian
Coordinates (Wuyishan City government): 27°45′23″N 118°02′07″E / 27.7564°N 118.0353°E / 27.7564; 118.0353Coordinates: 27°45′23″N 118°02′07″E / 27.7564°N 118.0353°E / 27.7564; 118.0353
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceFujian
Prefecture-level cityNanping
SubdistrictChong'an Subdistrict
Government
 • CPC City Committee SecretaryMa Bigang
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Websitewww.wys.gov.cn

Wuyishan City (Chinese: 武夷山市; pinyin: Wǔyíshān Shì) is a county-level city in the municipal region of Nanping, in the northwest of Fujian, People's Republic of China, which borders Jiangxi to the northwest. It corresponds to the former Chong'an County.[1]

Natural and cultural heritage

A local subsection of the Wuyishan Mountain range, which forms the entirety of the geological and political divide between the provinces of Fujian and Jiangxi, is a front-rank national park called simply Wuyi Mountains. Since 1999 the park zone has been recognised by UNESCO as part of the world's natural and cultural heritage.

Cultural sites within the zone include the original cultivation ground of the Da Hong Pao tea variety, and a villa retreat used by Zhu Xi, a Confucian revivalist scholar-official of the rump or Southern Song Empire.

South of the zone, just short of the City's border with Jianyang District, is a major archaeological excavation of the vanished State of Yue ().

Not far from Wuyishan, the Jiyufang Laolong kiln (吉玉坊老龍窯), located in a village near the town of Shuiji, has been able to restart production of Jian ware using original clay.[2][3][4]

Administration

The city executive, legislature and judiciary are in Chong'an Subdistrict (崇安街道), together with the CPC and PSB branches.

There are two other subdistricts:

Towns

Townships

Transportation

Wuyishan North Railway Station serves the city of Wuyishan.
Wuyishan North Railway Station serves the city of Wuyishan.

The Wuyishan Airport serves the Wuyishan area. The Hengfeng–Nanping Railway and Hefei–Fuzhou High-Speed Railway pass through Wuyishan.

Specialty

Sister cities

[6]

Climate

Climate data for Wuyishan (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 26.0
(78.8)
29.5
(85.1)
32.4
(90.3)
34.0
(93.2)
35.4
(95.7)
36.8
(98.2)
40.5
(104.9)
41.2
(106.2)
38.1
(100.6)
36.6
(97.9)
31.8
(89.2)
26.0
(78.8)
41.2
(106.2)
Average high °C (°F) 12.9
(55.2)
14.5
(58.1)
17.6
(63.7)
23.2
(73.8)
27.3
(81.1)
29.8
(85.6)
33.6
(92.5)
33.3
(91.9)
30.5
(86.9)
26.2
(79.2)
20.8
(69.4)
15.6
(60.1)
23.8
(74.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 7.8
(46.0)
9.7
(49.5)
12.8
(55.0)
18.0
(64.4)
22.1
(71.8)
25.1
(77.2)
27.8
(82.0)
27.3
(81.1)
24.7
(76.5)
20.1
(68.2)
14.5
(58.1)
9.1
(48.4)
18.2
(64.9)
Average low °C (°F) 4.4
(39.9)
6.5
(43.7)
9.6
(49.3)
14.4
(57.9)
18.4
(65.1)
21.8
(71.2)
23.7
(74.7)
23.5
(74.3)
20.9
(69.6)
15.9
(60.6)
10.3
(50.5)
4.9
(40.8)
14.5
(58.1)
Record low °C (°F) −6.0
(21.2)
−4.7
(23.5)
−4.2
(24.4)
2.7
(36.9)
7.5
(45.5)
11.6
(52.9)
19.7
(67.5)
16.9
(62.4)
12.3
(54.1)
2.3
(36.1)
−1.5
(29.3)
−7.4
(18.7)
−7.4
(18.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 79.7
(3.14)
112.9
(4.44)
209.9
(8.26)
254.0
(10.00)
274.0
(10.79)
371.6
(14.63)
176.4
(6.94)
134.6
(5.30)
102.3
(4.03)
53.5
(2.11)
70.0
(2.76)
49.2
(1.94)
1,888.1
(74.34)
Average relative humidity (%) 76 78 80 80 80 82 78 78 76 73 74 73 77
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center

See also

References

  1. ^ "Nanping Travel Guide". TravelChinaGuide. 1998–2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  2. ^ "熊忠贵:延续建盏传奇在路上 -建盏鉴赏 - 建阳新闻网".
  3. ^ "Jiyufang Laolongyao Book".
  4. ^ "Reviving the Song Dynasty Jian Zhan Tradition".
  5. ^ "1. Heart of the Dragon". BBC. Wild China. 11 May 2008.
  6. ^ "Twin Towns" (in Chinese). Foreign Affairs Office of the Fujian Provincial People's Government. 11 Nov 2012.