Videos from Visit Yunnan to Showcase the History, Culture of the Ancient Tea Horse Road

Yunnan Innyo Co., Ltd. and Visit Yunnan (the Yunnan Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism) will release a series of tourism videos to promote the famous Ancient Tea Horse Road in Yunnan, China.

The videos will cover four themes, including Mysterious Villages, Six Great Tea Mountains, Food and Scenery and Banshan Hotel. The videos will also showcase Yunnan's diverse culture, natural landscape and history along the Ancient Tea Horse Road, an early trade route for tea.

The Ancient Tea Horse Road was an important route, connecting Yunnan, Tibet and other countries. Caravans traveled on horseback through treacherous terrains, taking over a year to transport tea. The Ancient Tea Horse Road played a pivotal role in the tea trade, posing a significant challenge for people in ancient China.

The road's passage brought prosperity to the towns along the route. Fengyangyi Village, an ancient village on the Ancient Tea Horse Road, retains its historical and cultural significance. The “Mysterious Villages” videos will uncover the mystery of these ancient villages, providing insights into their folk customs, history, culture and authentic atmosphere.

The Six Great Tea Mountains served as the starting point for tea production, procurement and trade on the Ancient Tea-Horse Road. They also served as distribution centers for tea. The Six Great Tea Mountains videos allow people to experience the grandeur of tea transportation along the road.

The Banshan Hotel, situated along the Ancient Tea Horse Road, seamlessly blends modern facilities with local culture. Its landscape design preserves architectural aesthetics while minimizing environmental impact, offering customers a natural and high-quality experience. The Banshan Hotel videos provide a close-up travel perspective along the ancient road.

The “Food and Scenery” videos will explore the food and historical heritage along the tea road. Many unique dishes, such as Dai bamboo rice, wild mushroom hotpot and Jinuo herbal tea, let people experience the unique taste of Yunnan.

Yunnan's charm routinely attracts adventurers, cultural enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. To learn more or to watch for the official videos, check out Visit Yunnan on TikTok and experience the unique charm of the Ancient Tea Horse Road.

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Promo for the Ancient Tea Horse Road video series (Image: Courtesy of Visit Yunnan)

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