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Ancient Kyoto Kozanji Temple has a tea plantation and is considered the oldest tea garden in Japan (12th Century)
Ancient Tea Plantations of Pu'er "It consists of a tea production area composed of traditional villages located within old tea groves surrounded by forests and tea plantations" (AB ev)
China Danxia Danxia Baimao Tea
Hani Rice Terraces most villages have a small tea plantation (AB ev)
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
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."
Sansa, Buddhist Mountain Monasteries Seonamsa Temple "Tea fields are located at the rear of the temple complex." - Advisory Body Evaluation Daeheungsa Temple also has been renowned for Korean tea culture with Master Choui who revived Korean dado (“the way of tea”) in the 19th century. - Supplementary Information File
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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