China's most beautiful countryside - Wuyuan
Wuyuan County is located at the northeast of Jiangxi Province. Ziyang,in the county's central town, is 140 km away from Quzhou of Zhejiang to its east,180km from shangrao to its south,80km away from Jindezhen to its west and 114km away from Huangshan to its north;it is like a bright pearl embedded in the Huangshan-Wuyuan-Lushan golden tour line and is honoured as the "Most Beautiful Countyside 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.
Wuyuan is famous for its beautiful scenery with clear waters and green mountains.The climate waries apparently as the seasons change.Thus the eco-environment here is excellent.Forests cover 82 percent of its area and the amount of living trees reaches 10 million cubic meters.
Wuyuan is rich in natural recources,such as tea,forests,water,cultural and ecological-travel.It is well-known for poached red carps,green tea,black dragon-tailed inkstones and Jiangwan snow-white pears.
There are also many well-preserved ancient villages like Jiangwan,likeng,Wangkou,Yan village,Sixi and Likeng.The Hui- 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 (朱熹)and Zhan Tianyou（詹天佑）,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（徽剧）, 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（中华一绝）"and the charming tea performance all make Wuyuan an attractive scenic spot.
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