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Hefei-Fuzhou High-Speed Railway (合福高速铁路) Starts Operation With a Journey Along China’s ‘Most Beautiful’ High-speed Railway Line!

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The G5602 high-speed train departs from Fuzhou in southeast China's Fujian Province, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway was put into operated on Sunday, which spans east China's Anhui, Jiangxi Provinces and also southeast China's Fujian Province and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to southeast China's Fuzhou to within four hours. 

The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway connecting east China's Hefei city and southeast Fuzhou city was put into operation on Sunday, shortening the travel time between the two cities from eight hours to within four.

The G5602 bullet train, with a designed speed of 300km/h, spans three provinces, starting from Hefei—the capital of Anhui Province, and ends in Fuzhou—the capital of Fujian Province.

What’s more thrilling for people in China, however, is that the new railway passes through dozens of scenic sites across southeastern China, including three World Heritage sites—Mount Huangshan, Mount Wuyi and Mount Sanqingshan, and is thus hailed by many as “the most beautiful line” in the country.

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Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway was the most difficult railway to build in terms of topography, with 85.8 percent of the track built on bridges or in tunnels, Ye Bingcheng, chief designer of the Hefei-Fuzhou Railway.

As part of the longer high-speed railway between Fuzhou and Beijing, it cuts the travel time between the two cities from the original of more than 10 hours to less than 8 hours.

Crossing or running parallel to 16 other railways, the new railway will help cut travel time between Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi province, and Hefei from 7 hours to 4 hours, cut the travel time between Nanchang and Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province, from the original 18.5 hours to 5 hours.

After China's first bullet train shot from the assembly line in 2008, high-speed rail has expanded prodigiously, with over 16,000 kilometers of fast track in operation and another 10,000 kilometers under construction. 

Check out the following photos to find out what’s along the route.

1. Mount Huangshan (黄山)(UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Located in eastern China's Anhui Province, Mount Huangshan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of China's major tourist destinations.

The mountain is renowned for its grotesque rock formations, dramatic pines and seas of clouds especially when the mountain peaks are covered with snow in winter.

It is a frequent subject of traditional Chinese paintings and literature, as well as modern photography.

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2. Wuyuan county (婺源县), Jiangxi Province

Hailed as one of the most beautiful villages in China, Wuyuan county in Jiangxi Province is a perfect option for canola field viewing in spring and attracts crowds of visitors across the country every April. 

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3. Mount Sanqingshan (三清山) (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Also in Jiangxi Province, Mount Sanqingshan is famous for its picturesque scenery and its rich culture of Taoism.

It was included on the UNESCO world natural heritage list in 2008 for “exceptional scenic quality, marked by the concentration of fantastically shaped pillars and peaks: 48 granite peaks and 89 granite pillars, many of which resemble human or animal silhouettes.”

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4. Mount Wuyi (武夷山)(UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Standing in the suburbs of Wuyishan city, Fujian Province, Mount Wuyi entered UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1999.

It covers an area of over 630 square kilometers and most of the hills are made of red sandstone, very steep but have flat tops.

Numerous types of tea are produced around Mount Wuyi and the most widely known is Dahongpao tea (a type of oolong tea).

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The Photos of G5602 -  Hefei-Fuzhou High-speed Train.

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The G5602 high-speed train departs from Fuzhou in southeast China's Fujian Province, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway has been put into operation on Sunday, which spans east China's Anhui, Jiangxi Provinces and also southeast China's Fujian Province and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to southeast China's Fuzhou to within four hours. [Photo: Xinhua]

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A steward of the G2621 high-speed train from Hefei South to Fuzhou serves passengers on train, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway is put into operation on Sunday, which spans east China's Anhui, Jiangxi Provinces and also southeast China's Fujian Province and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to southeast China's Fuzhou to within four hours. [Photo: Xinhua]

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Model workers of Fujian Province experience taking the G5602 high-speed train depart from Fuzhou in southeast China's Fujian Province, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway has been put into operation on Sunday, which spans east China's Anhui, Jiangxi Provinces and also southeast China's Fujian Province and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to southeast China's Fuzhou to within four hours. [Photo: Xinhua]

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Driver Chen Chengyi drives the G5602 high-speed train departing from Fuzhou in southeast China's Fujian Province, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway has been put into operation on Sunday, which spans east China's Anhui, Jiangxi Provinces and also southeast China's Fujian Province and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to southeast China's Fuzhou to within four hours. [Photo: Xinhua]

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The G2621 high-speed train departs from the Hefei South Railway Station in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway has been put into operation on Sunday, which spans east China's Anhui, Jiangxi Provinces and also southeast China's Fujian Province and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to southeast China's Fuzhou to within four hours. [Photo: Xinhua]

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A steward of the G2621 high-speed train from Hefei South to Fuzhou puts away baggage on train, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway is put into operation on Sunday, which spans east China's Anhui, Jiangxi Provinces and also southeast China's Fujian Province and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to southeast China's Fuzhou to within four hours. [Photo: Xinhua]

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Passengers show their tickets for the G2621 high-speed train at the Hefei South Railway Station in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway is put into operation on Sunday, which spans east China's Anhui, Jiangxi Provinces and also southeast China's Fujian Province and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to southeast China's Fuzhou to within four hours. [Photo: Xinhua]

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The steward prepares to board the G5602 high-speed train departing from Fuzhou in southeast China's Fujian Province, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway is put into operation on Sunday, which spans east China's Anhui, Jiangxi Provinces and also southeast China's Fujian Province and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to southeast China's Fuzhou to within four hours. [Photo: Xinhua] 

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Passenger Xu Manjuan and her children show commemorative albums on the G2621 high-speed train from Hefei South to Fuzhou, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway was put into operated on Sunday, which spans east China's Anhui, Jiangxi Provinces and also southeast China's Fujian Province and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to southeast China's Fuzhou to within four hours. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

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The G2621 high-speed train departs from the Hefei South Railway Station in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway was put into operated on Sunday, which spans east China's Anhui, Jiangxi Provinces and also southeast China's Fujian Province and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to southeast China's Fuzhou to within four hours. (Xinhua/Du Yu)

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A steward serves passengers on the G2621 high-speed train from Hefei South to Fuzhou, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway was put into operated on Sunday, which spans east China's Anhui, Jiangxi Provinces and also southeast China's Fujian Province and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to southeast China's Fuzhou to within four hours. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

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A train on the Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway rides across the mountains in east Jiangxi province on June 28, 2015. [Photo/CFP]. The high-speed railway connecting east China's Hefei, Anhui Province and Fuzhou, Fujian province was opened Sunday. Dubbed "the most beautiful high-speed railway", it passes by Anhui, Jiangxi and Fujian provinces, connecting many well-known tourism spots such as Huangshan, Wuyuan and Wuyishan of each province, respectively.

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The Wuyishan east railway station makes it much easier for people to travel to the famous Wuyi Mountains in east Fujian province. [Photo/CFP]. Construction of the railway, which is more than 800 km long, began in May 2010 and required a total investment of about 43.8 billion yuan ($7.05 billion). Authorities said the rail will be expanded to Taiwan in the future.

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A train on the Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway rides above highways in east Anhui province on June 28, 2015. [Photo/CFP]

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Passengers aboard a train on the Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway take pictures on June 28, 2015. [Photo/CFP]

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A stewardess stands beside a high-speed train as passengers get ready for a trip through the Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway in Hefei, east Anhui province on June 28, 2015. [Photo/CFP]

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Passengers enter the Huangshan north station to take a Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed train in Anhui province on June 28, 2015. [Photo/CFP]

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A train on the Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway rides across the mountains in east Jiangxi province on June 28, 2015. [Photo/CFP]

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