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Tngn Lotus Flower Mountain Scenic Area (Linhu Zhn Hup Cn Ҵ About 10km from Tngn.
Bus: #7 to Film City, change to 92 bus to Hup Village, then take a lo-cal motorcycle taxi about 2 to 3 km. If you survive, enjoy the ancient trees, ancient temples, and the Holy Springall the things you find on just about any mountain top that has had Chinese for 5,018 years.

Tngn Film Studio (Ximn Tngn Yngsh Chng ͬӰӳ) Over 1,600 acres; includes miniature Tinnmn, replica ancient town and temples, a Dinosaur World, childrens park, Hall of Mental Cultivation, Hall of Supreme Harmony (for choirs?), Long Corridor of the Sum-mer Palace, etc. Location: Wxin Town (Wxinzhn ) Tel: 7302870 Buses: 67, 79, 106, 617, 618, 621

North Mountain Scenic Area (Bichn Shn ɽ) This 122km2
Area is in Wxinzhn (), about 12km from Tngn.
Tel: 7232018 Catch Film City bus at 9:00, 9:15, 9:45, 15:30, 15:50, 16:30
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12 Vauclusian Springs of North Mountain (Bishn Shr Lngtn ɽʮ̶) I didnt know what Vauclusian was either, so I looked it up: A spring rising up a deep, steeply-inclined, water-filled passage into a small surface pool. Located in Wxin Town (Wxinzhn ), near Film Studio, the 12 springs create a picturesque waterfall fully 1km in length. Tel: 7302870 Buses: 67, 79, 106, 617, 618, 621

Tngn Plum Mountain Temple (Mishn S ÷ɽ) Very Scenic.
Add: Mishn L, Mishn Lins ÷ɽ·÷ɽ Tel: 7026946

West Mountain Peak Scenic Area (Xshnyn Jngq ɽҾ) At 324m above sea level, this is the place to escape to on hot summer days. The peaks White Cloud Crag Temple (Biynyn Mio ) was built over 1100 years ago. Facing the temple is Purple Cloud Cave (Zyn Dng ƶ ). In back are two Holy Wells said to never lack sweet water. To the left is a Mng Dynasty cliff inscription. In back are 18 trees that represent Buddhas 18 disciples, the Arhats (Luhn޺).
Address: Xnmn Zhn Yl Cn () Ten miles outside of Tngn Tel (Mid-Mountain, ɽ): 7200516 Tel (Peak ɽ): 7200776
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Tingxi Reservoir (Tngx Shuk ͡Ϫˮ) Built 7km N.W. of Tngn in June, 1956, the dam is 37m high, 245m long, and 8m thick across the top. The reservoir holds about 48,450,000m3 of water.

Tingxi Kiln Site(Tngx Yozh͡ϪҤַ) While building the reservoir in 1956, workers discovered the Tingxi kiln, earthenware, kiln equipment, etc. In the excavated dirt were found bowls, plates, trays, pots, daily utensils, the foundation had kiln bricks. One of the largest of Sng Dynasty kilns, pro-duced the pearlescent porcelain (Zhgungc ) popular in Japan. This turned out to be invaluable in researching ancient Fjins economy and foreign trade.

Getting there: from Ximn train station, take a bus to Tngn, then take a small bus or taxi to the kiln site 10 km outside of Tngn, east of the reservoir.
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Tongan Butterfly Valley (Tngn Hdig ͬ)
Locals call butterfly valley Stone Ship Pit (Shchun Kngʯ).
Y Jnp (Ҷ) who runs an orchard at the base of the mountains, hap-pened upon it while exploring a narrow trail. About 200 meters up the trail a few butterflies flew out of trees. The further he went, the more rugged the trail, and the more butterflies of all colorsblue, green, yellow, white, black, purple. Within a couple hundred meters he saw over 1000 butterflies of at least 10 kinds. The scenery is also exceptional. Mr. Y said the valley had 10 connecting waterfalls, and a short walk to the west led to 9 more falls and 22 pools (one of the falls 60m in height). Further into the mountains is an 80m natural stairway.
Location: Tngx Zhn Rny Cn ͡Ϫ
Getting there: take bus 618 to Tngn, Little West Gate (Xio Xmn ͬС). From there, rent a car or drive (after reading Darwinian Driving).

Tngns Little Plain Provincial Forest Park (Xiopng Snln Gngyun Сƺʡɭֹ԰) 25km north of Tngn, 45 km north of Ximn, covers about 400,000 acres, includes tourism facilities, aquatic sports facilities, forestry research facilities,
Tel:7053878 Bus: Take Dpng mini-bus (ƺа), get off at Xiopng. (Сƺվ).
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Three Hero Islands (Yngxing Sndo Ӣ)
Note: Dng () means path up a mountain)
The 3 Hero Islands of Big Dng (Ddng ), Little Dng (Xiodng С) and Horn Islet (Jioy ), lie only 1.8km from Taiwan-controlled Jinmen Island.

The Ddng Island Frontline Broadcast Station (Ddng Do Qinxin Gungb Zhn صǰ߹㲥վ) is a memorial to the heavy bombardment the 3 Heroes suffered on August 23, 1958. A tour of the underground bomb shelter is sobering. Lights flickers, and loudspeakers blare recordings whistling bombs. Pretty unnervingespecially when I think that 30 years ago I was on Tiwn ready to send such bombs. While one can debate about who the good and bad guys are, no one deserves some-thing like this falling on them, and I hope both sides will settle their dis-putes in more peaceful ways.

Do a little shopping in Daideng's Taiwan Commodities Market.  A big-seller is the famous Jnmn cutlery made of recycled bomb casings. But after a couple decades of peace this industry has bombed and Jnmn must now import old bomb casings from Ximn.

Also check out the Mnnn temples devoted to both Buddhism and Taoism. Youd think the worshippers would be Confusionists.
Tel: 7095201 E-mail: ggy@xmeyou.com www.xmeyou.com
Buses: #56 from Harbor (Lndֶ), 620 from Train Station (Huchz-hn վ), 605 from Tngn (ͬ)
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Jinmen Island ŵ    Jinmen Island, at its closest point, lies only 2310 meters from Xiamen. So close, and yet so far, because at present it lies under the control of Taiwan Province. With good binoculars, you can see the soldiers patrolling the coast of the 148 square kilometre island, and when I was in the U.S. Air Force in Taiwan, from 1976-1978, Jinmen was quite a hot spot because it lies right inside of Xiamen bay. Happily, we now have over 50,000 visitors a month taking the Xiamen-Jinmen ferriesbut so far we Laowai arent allowed on them.

Jinmen, population 50,000, has a fairly long history (at least by Western standards, though 1600 years is nothing for Chinese). In 803, a Tang Dynasty official, Chen2 Yuan1 (Ԩ), led 12 families to settle the island. It became part of Fujian Provinces Tong An county in 935 A.D.. Since the Ming Dynasty, the island has been called Jinmen, meaning Golden Gate. (If we ever build a bridge well gave our own Golden Gate Bridge!)

In 1914, Jinmen came under Xiamens jurisdiction, and today the people share pretty much the same customs and festivals as those of Minnan, particularly Zhangzhou and Quanzhou. This is not surprising since, by and large, they are relatives. One particularly unique element of Jinmen culture is their worship of lions, which are seen as the guardian angel of the island. Many village entrances have stone lions in armor, or gowns (depending, perhaps, on whether the lions getting ready for battle or for bed?).

Centuries ago, Chinese gave Jinmen such names as Fairyland in the Sea and Beautiful Haven of Peace. Favorite scenic spots include Taiwu Peak, Yanping Sword, Lying-on-Cloud Hall and Xianying Waterfall. Jinmen also has 18 ancient buildings with the beautiful ornamentation and upturned eaves typical of Minnan (Southern Fujian) architecture.


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