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Situated in the northwest of Fujian Province, Sanming City neighbors Fuzhou in the east, Quanzhou in the south and is bounded on the west by Jiangxi Province.



Jiangle County was the first county in Sanming established in the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280). For thousands of years, Jiangle County has remained until now, and more counties were established in this area. The name of the city 'Sanming' came from the combination of the two counties, Sanyuan and Mingxi, which constitute the city proper.


Physical features:

Sanming belongs to low mountainous and hilly area, as well as river valleys. The main land of the city can be divided into several types, including fluvial landform, Danxia landform, karst landform and some other trivial landforms. Taining County has the largest area of Danxia landform in Fujian Province.



Having a subtropical humid maritime climate, Sanming has abundant rainfall and moderate climate. It is affected greatly by maritime monsoon. Its rainy season may last from March to September, and October to February is the dry season. The average temperature of a year is about 17-19C(63-66F).



Golden Lake (大金湖): Located at the south foot of the Mount Wuyi, Taining County, this scenic area famous for its vast and deep water, omniform Danxia Landform sceneries and fine ecological environment. Covering an area of 136 square kilometer (53 miles), the scenic area has many beautiful sights, including streams, peaks, valleys and rafting sites. The Golden Lake is the main body of the scenic area.


Taoyuandong Scenic Spot (桃源洞): Consisting of the Taoyuan Cave and the Linyin Stone Forest, this scenic area was opened up in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties and is highlighted by steep crags and karst landscape.


Yuhua Cave (玉华洞): 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) south of the Jiangle County, the cave is a famous karst cave with a total length of 6 kilometers (3.7 miles), six caves and three springs. Since its discovery in early Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD), it has always been a hot tour spot.


SOURCE: Travel China Guide

Sanming tour packages

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