- Gutian County
Gutian County (古田县;
pinyin: Gǔtián Xiàn), also know as Edible Mushroom County [http://www.gtsyj.net/GTSYJ/2006/200605/20060515161134_20910.htm] , is a county lying in the southwest of Ningde, Fujianprovince, China. It is also known as "the town of the former worthy", as Zhuxi, a famous Chinese scholar once lived there.
*Area: 2,377 km²
Gutian was founded during the
Tang Dynasty, in 741.
Minjiang River (Fujian)runs through Gutian, covering a distance of 35 km.
There are a number of scenic areas in Gutian.
* The thousand-year-old
Xishan Academy of Classical Learning(溪山书院), where Zhuxionce taught.
Temple of Paradise(极乐寺).
Green Screen Lake(翠屏湖).
Gutian has jurisdiction over 8 towns and 7 villages.
Gutian has an advanced transportation system including railway, highway and seaway. One such railway, the Waifu (外福), is 33.2 km in length.
An abundance of water resources has contributed to the construction of the first national underground
hydropowerstation, the Gutian Xishui Hydroelectric Power Station.
Gutian mushrooms come from a town known as "The Land of Fungi" (食用菌之乡). Their other exports are
snow fungus(白木耳), shiitake(香菇), perch(鲈鱼), carps (鲤鱼), honey peaches (水蜜桃), reddish slab stones (桃花红石板材) and Younai plums(油柰).
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