Travel in Wenzhou
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The Best-known Mountains in
Among the 10 famous mountain ranges in
China, Yandang Mountains, composed of North Yandang, Middle Yangdang and South
Yandang, are crowned as “the Best-known Mountains in
Lingfeng Peaks, Lingyan Rock and Dragon Pond Waterfalls are
listed as the “top 3 views of the range”.
The development of Yandang Mountains
started in the Northern and Southern dynasties and prospered in the
Tang and Song dynasties. The history over 1,500 years witnesses the accumulation of more
than 7,000 poems, 2,000 travel essays and 370 cliff carvings left in
the mountains. Xu Xiake (1587-1641), a famous geographical
scholar in the Ming Dynasty (1368―1644), had visited Yandang
for three times, and later in Xu Xiake’s Travel Notes presented
a delicate description of the mountain range, watercourses, and features of the
The Cradle of Chinese Landscape Poetry
Nanxi River, situated in Yongjia County in
the north of Wenzhou City, covers an area of 671 square kilometers. It is approved
as the national 4A-rated tourist attraction and the world geological
park. What’s more, it is honored as “the Best Water in the World” and the “Cradle of Chinese Landscape Poetry”. Well-known for
its water, rockeries, waterfalls, ancient villages and beach
forests, the 150,000-meter long river, encompassing 7 scenic sites and over 800 spots,
has turned itself into a perfect combination of both natural and cultural resources.
For more than one thousand years, the area
has cultivated its ancient “gengdu”,
furrow civilization. Xie Lingyun (385-433) ,governor of Yongjia County since
422, wrote a vast number of
poems, delineating the breathtaking scenery
of Nanxi River and Oujiang River. In his poems, Xie introduced to the poetry in the
Southern Dynasty the elements of natural scenery and pastoral views,
hence gained his fame as the originator of Chinese landscape
The World’s Ancient
Beacon for Navigation
As one of the four most famous islets in
China, Jiangxin Islet gained its reputation as the “island
of poetry in China and ancient beacon for navigation in the world”. The islet, rich in scenic beauty and historic relics, is “a fairyland” on Oujiang River,
with the East Pagoda and the West Pagoda reflecting each other.
Renowned poets and celebrities of the past
ages including Xie Lingyun (385-483), Meng Haoran (691-740), Han Yu (768-824),
Lu You (1125-1210), and Wen Tianxiang (1236-1283), had visited the place in
succession and left behind a collection of nearly 800 pieces of poetry, singing their
praises to this islet.
Strolling around the islet, you will come
across numerous historic relics of the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279).From every
corner of these weathered time-worn epic buildings emits the
islet's charm in each and every detail.
Epitome of the Old Wenzhou
Ancient architectures at Wuma Street constitute an important memory of
the local senior generation. The techniques and technologies applied in the
constructions are of significant importance in both the industry and the
The recent years’ reconstruction and renovation of Wuma Street has
brought more uniqueness and vitality to this historic cultural site. As a
result, it has not only retained its original flavor of the ancient
architectures, but also revived the commercial distribution around the area.
Fossil of the World’s Printing
The Wooden Movable-type Printing of Dongyuan Village boasts a history of
over 800 years. It is the only surviving technique ever known that has been
passed down for so long. As a living fossil of printing in the world, it
inherits the whole conventional craftwork in ancient China and vividly reflects
the working situation of the movable type of printing.
On June 14, 2008, the technique was approved as a national intangible
cultural heritage by the State Council. In 2010, Dongyuan wooden movable-type
was included into the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Urgent Need of
Living fossil of Papermaking in Ancient China
Siliandui Papermaking Workshop is located in the middle reach of Longxi
Stream, Zeya Town, Ouhai District, Wenzhou City, and covers an area of 0.28
square kilometers. It is the living fossil of papermaking in ancient China and
also the key cultural relic site under the state protection.
At the end of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) and the beginning of the Ming
Dynasty (1368-1644), Nanping people migrated from Fujian to Zeya Town to seek
refuge from the war. With the abundant bamboo resources in this town,these
people resumed their old profession of making “Nanping Paper”. With water-powered trip hammer, they mashed the bamboos into
shreds and pulp,with which they made paper. As there are thousands of people in
Zeya Town engaged in the papermaking industry, the water-powered trip-hammers
and papermaking workshops are easy to find there.
SEAFOOD (The Craze for Original Flavor)
Shrimp is a nutritious, juicy and tender seafood. Its sweet and tender meat is
an irresistible magic inducing you to have more.
razor clams from Wenzhou are super fresh and plump. You can choose to steam,
boil or deep fry them with onion, pepper or other condiments. All delicious and
RAW SWIMMING CRAB
A Chinese way of eating swimming crabs raw. Get some best crabs from the
East China Sea, and wash them carefully with Chinese liquor, or spirit.After
decomposing the crabs with your best cutting skills, soak them in clean
containers with vinegar, soy sauce, rice wine, sugar and white pepper. At last,
don’t forget to dip it in mustard or garlic first when you enjoy the
You will be surprised at the crab’s freshness along with the sauce’s pungency exploding in your mouth. This dish is so appetizing even
served with only rice.
To try this famous and delicious snack here, you should get some hot
glutinous rice first, usually from the snack bar’s large wooden barrel. Then add
some chopped Youtiao, a deep fried dough sticks, and broth with minced meat and
shiitake mushrooms. At last, fetch your spoon and enjoy!
Wenzhou Duck Tongue is a braised cold dish.The duck tongues taste
flexible, after half dried in the air.
【Source: Wenzhou City】