Tea Horse Road
The Chamadao, literally translated as "Tea Horse Road" or "Tea Horse Path", was a central trade route for exchanging Tibetan horses and Chinese tea. The corridor came to play a crucial role in the communication and exchange between the cultures of present-day Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet. There were 2 main routes - from the tea growing areas of Yunnan and Sichuan. Both "finished" in Lhasa. Currently only the former route includes sites inscribed as WHS. See http://www.cpamedia.com/trade-routes/tea-horse-road-historical-perspective/
The connection belongs to Human Activity connections.
- Mount Qingcheng and Dujiangyan: Dujiangyan claims to be a part of tea horse road, as the caravan stopped in the old city and paid respect to city god shrine in Yuleishan, a part of Dujiangyan Scenic Area.
- Old Town of Lijiang
- Potala Palace
- Three parallel rivers of Yunnan: centred on Deqen/Dequing in the Baima-Melli snow mountain sub-area of the site
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