Created 30-Dec-09
Modified 30-Dec-09
46 photos
Selected pictures of the UNESCO Natural and Cultural World Heritage Site Wuyishan 武夷山风景区, with an eye on the Taoist dimensions of the area.

Visited in December 2009. Cameras used: Sony R1 and Leica D-Lux 4.

Thomas H. Hahn
Ithaca, NY
On the premises of the learned academy below Dawang Mountain IOn the premises of the learned academy below Dawang Mountain IIOn the premises of the learned academy below Dawang Mountain IIIView over Wuyi Palace and the Nine Bends riverOld portal, leading high up towards the peak of Dawang MountainStairs and pathways leading straight into the crevices of the mountain (Dawangshan)Similar to many other mountains, pilgrims put these little sticks in place as tokens of supportSandstone plateau mountains are one of the characteristics of the Wuyi mountain rangeBuddhism is (relatively) new to the area, but thriving nonethelessTerrace supports such as these may be 100 years or olderOld, well-terraced tea plantationsTea terraces amid the  sandstone mountainsPerched under a high and sheer cliff, the Taoist abode Leishi daoguan IPerched under a high and sheer cliff, the Taoist abode Leishi daoguan IIAnother view of the Leishi daoguan and the valley below