Located in the southern stretch of the Wuyi Mountains in western Fujian, Liancheng is where the three provinces of Fujian, Guangdong, and Jiangxi meet. Liancheng is where many Hakka people live and is one of the birthplaces of their culture. Liancheng offers gorgeous scenery, including the Guanzhi Mountain National Scenic Area (冠豸山风景区). There is also Meihua Mountain (“Plum Blossom Mountain”), a national forest and wildlife nature preserve. Cultural sites include the town of Sibao, one of the four major centers of woodblock printing during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1912).
Guanzhai Mountain is regarded as a sacred mountain by the local Hakka people. When viewed from a distance, the unusual rock formations look like a lotus flower. The mountain is therefore often referred to by locals as the "Lotus Mountain." The area is surrounded by fern plants, steep cliffs, and crystal-clear streams, which are inhabited by Chinese giant salamander.
Tianyi Hot Spring Resort is designed in a traditional Hakka style. The resort is located in a beautiful area surrounded by mountainous forests, making it an ideal weekend getaway for families. Guests can relax in hot spring tubs and experience traditional Hakka culture.
The ancient settlement in Peitian is a fantastically well-preserved village dating from the Ming and Qing Dynasties that has survived for hundreds of years. The settlement consists of several tall halls, ancient temples, academies, cross-street monuments and an ancient street several kilometers long. The buildings are covered with relief sculptures, couplets, famous plaques and stone carvings making the craftsmanship quite exquisite and spectacular. Peitian Ancient Dwellings are wonderful works of architecture coupled with a rare historical and cultural heritage.
Shimen Lake is situated on Shimenhu Road in Liancheng County, Longyan City. It has a serene environment and is surrounded by mountains on its two shores. It is like a jade embedded in the treacherous valley of Mt. Guanzhai. Visitors can board a cruise boat, slowly drift along the peaceful lake, through the narrow valley, and enjoy the scenery on the shores. Occasionally, visitors might see one or two egrets or wild ducks fly out from the green bushes at the lakeside. It is a great place to feel the atmosphere of nature.