Water Curtain Cave in Wuyi Mountain, Fujian

Water Curtain Cave

Water-curtain Cave is the largest cave in Wuyi Mountain Scenic Area. Different from a karst cave, it was formed because the incompetent bed was eroded and sunken by the force of flowing water. The cave is spacious and can receive one thousand visitors. The cave is fronted by a waterfall which looks just like a white curtain. In addition, the relics and ruins of temples and cliff carvings can be found inside the cave.

The Water Curtain Cave Area

Water Curtain Cave (水帘洞) is the largest cavern in the Wuyi Mountains. Deep valleys form cracks among huge rocks of various shapes and sizes. Creeks and waterfalls run through the cracks. Pine trees, bamboo forests and various flowers abound.

The spaces between rocks and the brooks are where the famous Wuyi Rock Tea trees are planted. A dense cluster of these tea trees are scattered in Nine Dragon Cave, nourished by water from the springs. Wuyi Rock Tea is a famous Chinese tea. Some tearooms are located inside the cave.

The Best Time to Visit Wuyi Mountain

June–October is the best time to visit Wuyi Mountain. It is open year round, but visitors can best enjoy the many wonders of nature during warm, dry days. Xiamen is subject to monsoon rains between June and September.  During this period, the plants glow well and river is fuller.

How to Get There

  • The nearby airport of Nanping Wuyishan gives visitors direct access to the town and park. Visitors can take a taxi from the airport to the city of Wuyishan, the distance being just 9 kilometers. Taxis charge 10 yuan for the first 5 km and then 2 yuan for every additional kilometer.
  • Several trains connect the park from the cities of Xiamen and Fuzhou, as well as G trains from Beijing and Shanghai.

Useful Travel Tips

  • A public bus operates inside the park (number 6), but most of the important sites are within walking distance of one another.
  • Whether you’re interested in hiking, boating, bird watching, tea estates, waterfalls, cultural heritage sites, or simply want to explore a beautiful, pollution-free part of China, the Wuyi Mountain range offers something for everyone.
  • The ticket price in the peak season (March to November) is reduced from 160 yuan to 140 yuan, and in the off season (December to February) is reduced from 160 yuan to 120 yuan (valid within 3 days)
  • Take bus Wuyishan No.5 to the south entrance station of the scenic spot, and walk there.
  • From March 1 to October 31 (summer), 06:30-18:00; from November 1 to February 29 (winter), 07:00-17:00; special: the garden is closed for half a day at 14:00 on Lunar New Year’s Eve, only open in the morning.

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Edited by  Lynette Fu/付云锐