From September to March every year, in the northeast of Fujian, there is a domestic version of”Sri Lanka”, which is hailed as a small town with a beautiful beach by the photography industry.
It’s called Xiapu!
People who like photography are sure of this place Not unfamiliar. Many photography enthusiasts come here for the tidal flats of Xiapu. The long coastline, shallow sea and fine sandy tidal flats not only provide unique natural conditions for sea planting, but also provide rare and unique scenery for photography.
At different times of the year, Xiapu has different beautiful scenery . April to June is the harvest of kelp, the season for fishing fry from the sea, there are many work scenes, which is more suitable for shooting and framing. April is also the season when the azaleas of Taimu Mountain bloom; July to September is suitable Shooting the sea and sky; October to December is the season for working laver, November is also when the maple leaves of Yangjiaxi and Taimushan are red, which is a good time for photography.
Shooting Xiapu, there are four routes from east, west, south, and north, each has its own characteristics.
East Line:Beiqi Tidal Flat + Xiaohao Beach + East Wall + Huazhu Village
1. Beiqi Tidal Flat
Beiqi is actually a small fishing village. Xiapu’s laver cultivation site is also No. 1 among many tidal flat filming locations, and was listed as one of the”China’s 80 most beautiful places to be filmed” by the”Digital Photography” magazine.
When the tide is high, the busy boats on the sea shuttle between the seaweed stands. When the tide is low, the texture of the beach gradually becomes beautiful, and you can take pictures of colorful beaches that are more beautiful than the painting.
Especially when the seaweed is harvested, the tidal flats here The upper part is separated by tens of thousands of bamboo poles into small square frames, which is a holy place for many photography enthusiasts.
Shooting point: On the edge of the cliff, there are tidal flats and seaweed racks next to your feet.
Transportation: The minibus from Xiapu County to Songshan is about 8KM, It takes about 15 minutes from Kasugaura Station to Beiqi. Beiqi Pier is the closest shooting spot to Xiapu.
2. Xiaohao Beach
Xiaohao Beach is located in Xiaohao Village, a traditional small fishing village. It is mainly sandy beach and is the easiest multicolored beach.
This is the stop that photographers must go to when they come to Xiapu. On the east side of the beach, backlit in the evening, you can take pictures of the beach scenery under the sunset glow. On the west side of the beach, the main shooting scenes are working scenes such as smooth and backlit sandy tidal flats, sea farming, and fish fry fishing.
Shooting point: Xiao Hao The hills on the left and right sides can be used to shoot the tidal flats.
Transportation:Take the car bound for Sansha Town at Xiapu Old Station, passing Xiaohao, it takes 25 minutes to arrive.
3. East Wall
The east wall is surrounded by mountains and the sea, with a wide view. It is the best spot to shoot sunset.
On the beach, there is a meandering waterway through which small streams pass, scouring a complex and changeable texture. Here, not only the magnificent sunset can be photographed, but also the scene of fishermen fishing and weaving nets.
shooting point: nearby hill There is a viewing platform, and the bridge under the mountain is also a good place to watch the sunset.
Transportation: Take the shuttle bus to Sansha Town at Xiapu Old Station, passing by the east wall, the journey takes 50 minutes.
4. Huazhu Village
Huazhu Village is condescending and has an endless depth of field.
The close-up buoy bamboo poles, the middle-view fish row wooden house, and the distant view of the island sail shadows, with distinct levels, are an excellent photo holy place.
Huazhu is also the best place to watch the panoramic view of”Fuyao Islands” The best place, especially the sunrise is the most magnificent.
Shooting point: Huazhu Village Observation Deck. You can go to Sansha Town to shoot the sunrise.
Transportation: There is no direct shuttle bus from Xiapu to Huazhu. You can only go to Sansha Town and then charter. It takes 15 minutes from Sansha to Huazhu.
West Line:Banyueli She Nationality Ancient Village
The Banyueli She Nationality Ancient Village is located in Bailukeng Administrative Village, Xinan Town, Xiapu County, East FujianOne of the top ten drunk and beautiful villages, and one of the top five She cultural villages in the country.
The She village has a history of more than 300 years and it has not been developed here , Still retains a simple appearance. The houses in the village are mostly stone-tile houses made of bricks, with layers of buildings built against the mountain.
The banyan trees and the She ethnic style here are the”prey” that photographers love.
South Line:Shajiang River + Weijiang River + Dongan Fishing Raft + Hanjiang River
1. Shajiang S Bay
On the sea surface of the Shajiang River, bamboo poles line up. In a large S Bay, fishing boats meander through, forming a beautiful picture of tidal flat scenery.
During the kelp harvest season, bamboo poles are hung to dry The fishermen drove the kelp in the S-shaped harbour, forming a perfect picture of tidal flat scenery, which is not seen anywhere else.
Transportation: You can take a bus next to the Lanxi Changting Community.
Weijiang Net is also called Mantou Mountain. It is named after an unnamed small mountain bag that resembles a steamed bun in the sea. It is a good place to photograph the sunrise.
You can also shoot spectacular scenes such as the sunrise on the sea, the morning view of hanging oysters, the scenery of Mantou Mountain, and the fishermen drying kelp.
From May to June every year, there is a bumper harvest of kelp Season, it’s worth visiting.
Transportation: Take the shuttle bus to Xinan from Xiapu, passing Weijiang (Mantou Mountain), the journey takes about 40 minutes.
3. Dongan Fishing Row
Dong’an fishing raft has the reputation of”Venice on the Sea”. The fishing raft on the sea composed of hundreds of thousands of mailboxes and hundreds of small wooden houses is the most concentrated fishing raft in Xiapu. The scene is very spectacular.
Take a fishing boat from Dong’an Pier 10 minutes later to arrive at the opposite Dong’an Shot on the island or Rape Island.
Transportation: To get to Dong’an Island to shoot fishing platoons, first take the shuttle bus to Xinan, get off at Taijiang, and then take a car from Taijiang Wharf.
The main feature of Hanjiang is kelp farming, and large pieces of kelp can be produced at hand.
April to May each year is the kelp harvest season, especially at night when the kelp seedlings are separated (December) and when the kelp is harvested, thousands of fishing boats are on the endless sea. Qi Ming, gathered into a sea of golden light.
Yangjiaxi is known as the Little Wuyi in Eastern Fujian, famous for its beautiful banyan tree garden and thousands of red maples in autumn.
Yangjiaxi is also a good place to shoot a blockbuster. There are ancient banyan trees in the northernmost latitude and the largest pure maple forest in the south of the Yangtze River. In autumn, there are tens of thousands of red maples, and the forest is full of color.
In addition, there are Longting Waterfall, General Many scenic spots such as the seal, writing pen holder, and Yuxiang Peak are available for viewing.
Shooting: The main shooting point is the ancient banyan tree. It is really difficult to capture the perfect angle of light and shadow with the tree.
Transportation:Take the Yacheng special line bus at Xiapu Old Station (near Beimen Hotel) and get off at the sign of Hongshan Bridge Scenic Area, then transfer to the bus. (20 minutes journey from Xiapu to Yacheng)
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