The Fujian Provincial Forestry Department approved the Fujian Wuhushan National Forest Park Master Plan in the experts' review meeting held in Fuzhou City, Fujian, China. In July 2014, the Wuhushan Mountain was designated a national forest park, under the name "Fujian Wuhushan Mountain National Forest Park" commonly called the "Wuhushan Park." In 2015, the Master Plan was approved by the Minhou County, before it passed the experts' review meeting held by the Provincial Forestry Department in January 2016. The plan will be submitted to the State Forestry Administration of P.R. China for further approval before implementation.
The Master Plan expects a one billion yuan ($153.8 million) investment in the development of the Wuhushan National Forest Park - for an area covering 2,668.73 hectares (6,595 acres.) The construction period will last fifteen years, divided into three phases.
The Master Plan includes an attraction park plan, a forestry landscape plan, an ecological cultural center plan, and a road traffic plan.
The attraction park plan identifies three scenic areas: The Wuhushan Scenic Area, Nanyang Scenic Area, and Sandie Scenic Area.
- The Wuhushan Scenic Area theme is developed around geological expeditions and climbing. The plan includes a 5.4 kilometers (3.36 miles) mountain trail, several viewpoints overlooking the entire Fuzhou city, three beautiful autumn leaf trails, a tour garden, a tea garden, and a tower.
- The Nanyang Scenic Area theme focuses on eco-culture and leisure. This area of the park will offer accommodation, catering, shopping, entertainment, medical services, a resort, a youth museum, a farming and bucolic park, forest bathing, and open-air camping areas.
- The Sandie Scenic Area invites visitors to explore waterfalls and study plants. It also includes tourist activities such as listening to springs and Taoist praying.
According to the forestry landscape plan, each identified scenic area will have recreational woods and forest conservation areas. The ecological cultural center of the Wuhushan Park will showcase both natural culture (i.e., ecological culture, forestry culture, tea culture) and historical culture (i.e., the Chen Youding's troops site, Zhu Xi culture, red culture, youth culture, temple culture). Finally, the road traffic plan includes walking trails and biking lanes, along with a tourist light rail, connecting with the Wuhushan Scenic Area and the Nanyang Scenic Area, and two cableways.
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The original article, published in Chinese, can be found here.