Chichen Itza
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WHS where tea is or was grown / processed.

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Connected Sites

  • Ancient Kyoto: Kozanji Temple has a tea plantation and is considered the oldest tea garden in Japan (12th Century)
  • China Danxia: Danxia Baimao Tea
  • Kuk: The site has been used for growing tea. AB review In "the late 1960s ... the landscape was drained and converted into a tea plantation"
  • Lushan National Park: One of China's traditionally famous teas, Lu Shan Yun Wu is harvested from the peak of Mount Lu
  • Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha: Mount Emei - There are many tea plantations along the way to Golden Summit.
  • Mount Wuyi: AB "Also of interest is the evidence of the tea culture. In the 11th to 16th centuries there was an Imperial tea farm here, producing tea for the Imperial Court. Certain original elements survive, but the remainder of the structures visible today are recent reconstructions. In addition, the remains of ancient tea factories, from the 17th century onwards, also survive, mostly in fragmentary form." Also see re Tianxin Temple  Link
  • Mountain Railways of India: AB describing the route of the Darjeeling Railway "finally the 30km alpine section to Darjeeling, dominated by stands of Himalayan pine and tea gardens."
  • Van Nellefabriek: Includes a former tea factory
  • West Lake: some of the tea plantations are in the core zone. (ICOMOS report)
  • Wulingyuan: Wulingyuan NP is famous for Kuzhong Tea Plantation


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