Why we suggest this tour itinerary?
Tourists will visit the hometown of Puer Tea - a drinkable antique. The longer Pu’er tea is fermented, the better it tastes and the higher its value. Pu’er tea is widely considered the best tea for our health. It can prevent and alleviate cerebral and cardio vascular diseases. We specially chose the Jingmai-Mangjing Ten-thousand-mu Millenary Ancient Tea Plantation - the most famous and biggest Puer Tea Plantation in the world, The No.1 Wild Tea Populations in the world and Tea Factory for our tourists to know and enjoy more about Puer Tea. Meanwhile, tourists can also visit many local minority villages - include the Wengding Va Minority Village - the last primitive tribe in China and Laodabao Village of Lahu minority - famous for its local minority show in China to enjoy the folk customs, arts and dishes there. Nayun Ancient Town (the only well-protected Dai Minority Town in China), Holy Longmoye Mountain, Sacred Muyiji Valley are also the highlights in this itinerary. It will be an unforgettable nice exotic experience for tourists.
Main Tourist Attractions in the Itinerary:
Puer Pun-River National Park
The Tea Origin Plaza and the Sign of the Origin of the ancient Tea-Horse Route on the Plaza, the Stone Stele bearing the Oath of the Solidarity of the Peoples of China, ancient Nakeli Tea-Horse Route Dak.
Ancient Laodabao Village of Lahu minority, the Jingmai-Mangjing Ten-thousand-mu Millenary Ancient Tea Plantation (the biggest Puer tea plantation in China), the Wenji Village of Bulang Minority, Lahu Minority Park.
Menglian Xuanfusi Chieftain House (the best-preserved one of the 18 Chieftain Houses in Yunnan), Up-Town Buddhist Temple, Big Gold Pagoda
Dragon Pool, Holy Longmoye Mountain, Sacred Muyiji Valley.
Guangyunmian Temple, Yonghe Border Port, cloud sea in high Va Minority mountains area, Caryota Urens Forest, Bankao Village, ancient Rock Paintings, Wengding Va Minority Village (the last primitive tribe village in China)
Tea Factory & The No.1 Wild Tea Populations in the world
Experience in the Itinerary:
* One night stay in a luxurious resort inside the Puer Sun-River National Park, to be the real neighbor with animals.
* Visit the origin of the famous ancient Tea-Horse Route and well-preserved ancient Dak.
* Explore in the Jingmai-Mangjing Ten-thousand-mu Millenary Ancient Tea Plantation (the biggest Puer tea plantation in China). Visit a tea factory to know how to make Puer Tea.
* Stroll in many well-preserved local minorities villages to enjoy their folk customs, architecture, arts, dances and dishes.
* Appreciate the longest history rock fresco in China (painted around 3000 years ago).
Pu-er Tea (Pu-erh Tea) - A Drinkable Antique and Natural Tea for Your Health:
Also known as puerh, pu-erh, pu-er, and pu-eh tea, Puer is the official spelling, named after Puer City. It is sun dried and naturally aged to produce a healthy tea with a smooth, mellow, earthy taste. Ruby-colored Pu’er tea is considered top quality, followed by agate red and amber red. And it’s not just a pretty tea – the latest medical research results offer scientific evidence that Pu’er tea can prevent and alleviate cerebral and cardio vascular diseases.
The longer Pu’er tea is fermented, the better it tastes and the higher its value. So it is also known as a drinkable antique. Pure Puer tea is a living tea. Our processing for black and green puer uses much less heat than in the processing of other kinds of teas. This allows certain beneficial microbes to live. This is why puer tea should not be sealed in a bag or closed in a tin during storage. It is best when it is allowed to breathe. This microbial aging causes the puer to improve with age, like a fine wine. Puer tea is the only tea which improves through the years with age. Green puer improves with age up to 65 years. Black puer improves with age up to 25 years. When tea experts put the long-preserved tea cubes into a cup and poured in boiling water, the tea cubes instantly dissolved, the color of the water changed to brown, and the fragrance of the tea spread throughout the room.
More info about Pu-erh Tea at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pu-erh_tea
Puer, Hometown of Pu’er Tea & The Ancient Tea-horse Trade Road:
Puer, occupying 45,000 s.km, is the largest prefecture-level city in Yunnan Province. Most Pu’er tea is grown in Puer. As the major Pu’er tea plantation area in China, Puer plants 37 tea species, 6 of which are unique in China.
It has mild climate all year round, which makes it ideal for growing tea. Local Va and Blang ancestors there began to plant, process, and sell tea more than 3,000 years ago. According to scientific research, Qianjia Village in Puer has the largest wild tea shrub group in the world. Its most ancient tea tree, aged 2,700 years, is considered the oldest in the world. In Kunlu Village 1,900 meters above sea level, 13 families live by tea trees more than 400 years old.
Puer’s advantageous geographical location enabled it to promote its tea trade. It was the starting point of the Tea-Horse Route, also known as the Southern Silk Road, which connects Yunnan with neighboring provinces and countries. Early in the Han Dynasty (206 BC — 220 AD), Pu’er tea was transported to Nepal, Bhutan, India, Afghanistan and other neighboring countries via the Tea-Horse Trail. In the Tang Dynasty (618-907), it spread to Tibet and inland China. In the Song Dynasty, local people exchanged tea for horses in the market, and in the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911), Puer was famous for its tea plantations at home and abroad. Today the different ethnic minorities living in Puer maintain have different tea drinking customs and have various methods of preserving tea.
More about Tea Horse Route at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_tea_route