Mt Wuyi is located in Fujian Province at its boundary with Jiangxi Province running along for about SOOkm at an average altitude of over 1000m. The legend says that in the era of Tang Yao，a senior man called Peng Zu took hermitage in the mountain with his sons Wu and Yi，who first developed this area，therefore the mountain was referred to as Mt Wuyi in their honor. Yet other folks say that this was once the settlement of the ancient Minyue people governed by their King Wuyi，hence the mountain's name.
Mt.Wuyi scenic area is in the southern suburb of Wuyishan City，Fujian Province,southeastern section of northern Mt Wuyi ranges， a strap about 14km long and 5 km wide,covering an area of 70km' about 350m above sea level in average.Geologically the mountain is made up of low hills of red sand rocks，namely the Danxia landform. For the crustal movement of hundreds of millions of years, the topography had been changing all the time that finally created the present shooting peaks flanked by clear streams which brings to the mountain the honor of“the most miraculous and graceful in southeastern China"
Mt. Wuyi hosts all the three dominant beliefs in China:Taoism，Buddhism，and Confucianism. Thus it is a reputed cultural mountain with a long history. The total area of this heritage is 999. 75 km，the second vast in China that have been included in World Heritage List. In accordance with the features of the resources，the area is subdivided into four parts:Bio-diversity quarter in the west，Nine bends Ecology quarter in the center，Natural and cultural Scenery quarter in the east，and Chengcun Village of the ancient King Minyue.
In December of 1999，UNESCO inscribed Mt Wuyi on its Worid Heritage List as a cultural and natural property of the world