Wenzhou, a land having the finest scenery in southeast China, is rich in tourism resources with the area of the scenic spots accounting for one fourth of the city’s total landscape. It boasts 3 state-designated scenic areas, the Yandang Mountains reputed as “one of the most wonderful views on earth”, the Nanxi River known as “the first river in the country” and the Baizhangji Fall-Feiyun Lake noted for beautiful lake and attractive waterfall, and the Nanji Islands ranking among the “ten most beautiful islands”. With rugged mountains, tranquil waters and charming sea, wonderful landscapes make visitors carried away in full admiration of nature’s superb creations.
◎雁蕩山風景名勝區 Yandang Mountain Scenic Area
位于樂清市東北的雁蕩山， 集山水美學、地質科學、旅游文化于一身, 是國務院首批公布的國家級重點風景名勝區。總面積450平方公里，主峰百崗尖海拔1150米。靈峰、靈巖、大龍湫為全山風景中心。大龍湫瀑布高達190米，直瀉龍潭。2005年初被命名為世界地質公園，2007年被評為5A級風景名勝區。
Situated in the northeastern part of Yueqing City, with a total area of 450 square kilometers, Yandang Mountain, integrating landscape aesthetics with geological science and tourist culture, is one of the first national key scenic areas designated by the state council. The main peak Beiganjian rises 1,150 meters above sea level. The Lingfeng Peak, Lingyan Rock and Dalongqiu Fall are key scenic spots in the whole area. The Dalongqiu Fall rushes down from the height of 190 meters into the Dragon Pool. At the beginning of 2005, the mountain was named World Ecological Park and in 2007 was appraised as 5A scenic area.
◎楠溪江風景名勝區 Nanxi River Scenic Area
Located within Yongjia County, with a total area of over 600 square kilometers, the Nanxi River, reputed as the “cradle of Chinese landscape paintings”, was appraised as national 4A tourist area by the National Tourism Administration in 2002. It stretches out for 145 kilometers with meandering water and flourishing forests on both banks, presenting a typical view of river-valley landform. Integrating natural sceneries with idyllic scenes and cultural landscapes, it is famous for its unique features of “clear waters, grotesque rocks, wonderful falls, classic villages and magnificent beaches and forests. Scenic spots are scattered along the river, boasting various kinds of national key protected rare trees, such as Taiwan beech, ginkgo and west Chinese beech. The riverside villages with unique appearance at the foot of the Daruoyan Mountain have preserved ancient pavilions, terraces and towers, Buddhist and Taoist temples, ancestral halls, shrines and memorial archways, which had been built since the Song Dynasty.
◎飛云湖風景名勝區 Baizhangji Fall-Feiyun Lake Scenic Area
The Baizhangji Fall-Feiyun Lake Scenic Area in Wencheng County, 90 kilometers on the upper reaches of the Feiyun River in the southwest of Wenzhou, is one of the national key scenic sites designated by the state council. It is composed of the major scenic sites, such as Gorge Veranda, Thousand-foot Flying Fall, Heaven Lake, Liu Ji’s Home Village, Zhuyang Nine Peaks, Baiyun Nunnery, Tongling Gorge Rock Gate, Double-Dragon Bay and Feiyun Lake and Feiyun Stream, with a total of 1,862 scenic spots and an area of 558.8 square kilometers.
◎南麂島海洋自然保護區 Nanji Islands Marine Nature Reserve
The Nanji Islands Marine Nature Reserve, located on the offshore waters east of Wenzhou, is China’s first nature reserve of the island marine ecological system. It is composed of 23 islands, 14 submerged reefs and 55 reefs, with a total area of 20, 106 hectares and a sea area of 19, 071 hectares. Rich in shellfish and algae, it serves as an important shellfish and algae gene bank in China’s sea area, with 403 varieties of marine shellfish and 174 varieties of marine algae, making up 20 percent each of the country’s total.
◎烏巖嶺自然保護區 Wuyanling Ridge Forest Nature Reserve
The Wuyanling Ridge Forest Nature Reserve in Taishun County covers a total area of 18,861 hectares. Known as a “natural gene bank of species”, it boasts 2,150 kinds of plants, accounting for 50 percent of the provincial total. Among them 21 kinds are key protected plants, such as the national second-and third-class key protected tree varieties, Ginkgo biloba and Emmenopterys henryi. Over fifty kinds of animals are under national first-class protection, of which the yellow-breasted pheasant is a world endangered species and the national first-class protected bird. The area is also one of the best-preserved subtropical evergreen broad-leave forest zone in east China.
◎省級重點旅游景點 Provincial Key Tourist Sites
Yueliao Sandbeach is located 64 kilometers of the county seat Lingxi Town and close to Mazhan Town.
Dongtou Hundred Islands
Located on the ocean 33 nautical miles outside the Oujiang River estuary.
Thousand-foot Flying Fall
Located within Wencheng County, 4 kilometers from the county seat.
Jiangxin Solitary Islet
Jiangxin Islet Park is located in the middle reaches of the Oujiang River.
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Located at the juncture of Fujian and Zhejiang Provinces.