Huangdidong Canyon Scenic Area locates in Jin’an District of Fuzhou. It covers an area of more than 800 hectares, which is about 45 kilometers away from Fuzhou City. It is the original ecological scenic spot with the largest tourism area developed in Fuzhou. It is one of the key nature reserves in Fujian Province. The scenic area is actually a canyon famous for waterfalls. It is a deep and grand canyon formed by the volcanic rocks and flowing water.
Unique landscape of Huangdidong Canyon Scenic Area
The natural scenery and human landscapes of Huangdidong Canyon are extremely amazing and wonderful. There are many strange stones and trees, dotted in the canyon. In addition, it also integrates the traditional Taoist culture, blessing culture, She Ethnic Group culture and ancient political culture. It is the most typical canyon discovered in Fujian Province up to now, with the largest number of waterfalls and rich cultural landscape in excellent ecological protection status.
Highlight of Huangdidong Canyon
According to the legend, in history, the northern part of the mountain used to be a barren land. There are often many bandits and pirates that local villagers did not dare to go up the mountain to chop wood and find the medicine. Later the local government dispatched a powerful General Niu to be stationed at the Huangdidong Canyon. Later, the local villagers lived in peace. People named a huge stone as "General Stone", to commemorate General Niu, who guarded this area as firm as a rock.
Duoting Bridge is also known as Zhuangyuan Bridge or Dianban Bridge. It was built in 1811 during the Qing Dynasty. It is the best-preserved wooden bridge in Fuzhou. It was listed as a key cultural relic protection unit in 1992 with high research and appreciation values. The architectural style of the bridge is unique. There are two stone monuments standing on the both ends, which recorded the building process of the bridge. According to legend, there is a scholar from Lei Family went to the capital for the examination in the Qing Dynasty. When he came to Duoting Bridge, the flood blocked his way and Lei was very sad. The local villagers told him to pray sincerely to Emperor Xuan at night, Lei did. The next day, a big tree crashed down by the stream, forming a natural wooden bridge. Lei was very happy. After he returned to his hometown, he built this real bridge to express his gratitude.
Xuandi Temple had a long history and was survived in the floods. The temple attracted many students come to the temple for pray in the past. After these students made the successful career, they raised funds to repair temple as well as the bridge. The local residents believe in Emperor Xuan, who is the god of the north in mythology.