Village in Wuyi Shan

Sixty kilometres southeast of the Wǔyí Shān Scenic Area, this 1700-year-old village got its fame as the hometown of Zhu Xi, a Confucian scholar in the Song dynasty. It’s best visited when the lotus in the giant ponds, which are backdropped by some quaint Ming-era architecture, are in full bloom. Minibuses to Wǔfū (¥12, two hours) leave from the small bus station next to the long-distance bus station in Wǔyí Shān city.