Ancient Town of Yiwu and the Tropical Botanical Gardens

Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China

Embark on a tour of Yiwu ancient town, arguably the starting point of the Tea-Horse Route. Visit local tea industries and learn about tea stone-pressed cakes. Afterwards, head to the Tropical Botanical Gardens.

Discover the town of Yiwu, the starting point of Ancient Tea Caravan Trail and visit the local tea production where the traditional method of production and tea brewing is still practised. Learn how tea stone-pressed cakes are made. Spend two hours in this charming town. 

Later, take a walk in the Tropical Botanical Gardens, the largest of its kind in China. The building project of the gardens is spearheaded by Cai Xitao, a well-known botanist who specialised in cultivation of tropical plants. The Botanical Gardens is home to more than 3,000 variety of plants.

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