Qianjiazhai Ancient Tea Plantation in Zhenyuan County, Puer

Where is the Qianjiazhai Ancient Tea Plantations

Zhenyuan Qianjiazhai belongs to the jurisdiction of Pu’er City, Yunnan Province. It is located at the north latitude 24°7′ and east diameter 101°14′, with an altitude of 2100-2500 meters. The total area of ​​Qianjiazhai ancient tea tree community is 28747.5 mu, which is distributed in the virgin forest of Ailao Mountain National Nature Reserve. Ailao Mountain Nature Reserve is the most protected and most complete mid-subtropical and mid-mountainous wet broad-leaved forest in China. The wild ancient tea tree community in Qianjiazhai is the largest, most primitive and complete plant community in the world, with tea trees as the dominant tree species. 

Qianjiazhai Ancient Tea Plantations 

The wild big tea tree is a national secondary protected tree species. The wild ancient tea tree community in Qianjiazhai is the largest, most primitive and complete plant community with tea trees as the dominant species. Among the wild ancient tea tree communities in Qianjiazhai, there are genetic groups such as relatives, closely related plants, Fagaceae, Magnoliaceae, and Camellia. The total area of the wild tea tree community of Qianjiazhai ​​is 4,200 mu, which is the largest wild tea plant community ever discovered. Together with the wild tea trees of Jingdong, Zhenyuan, Jinggu and Pu’er, which form a large area of ​​wild tea plantation. There are wild large tea trees in 8 towns and towns such as Jingdong Huashan, Linjie, Manwan and Dajie. There is a 3,500 mu wild large tea tree community in Shidamen, Yantou Village, Linjie. There are 2,000 mu of wild large tea forest in Jinggu water tank. There are many large tea trees over 100 years in the valley. There are a large tea tree with a tree age of more than 1000 years, a tree height of 20 meters, a base diameter of 0.88 meters and a tree width of 16.5 meters. 

What to see in Qianjiazhai Ancient Tea Plantations

The King of Wild Tea Tree

In the embrace of thousands of acres of wild tea tree communities in Qianjiazhai, there is an ancient Pu’er tea tree, which is the world’s most famous wild tea tree king. The tree height is 25.6 meters and the breast diameter is 0.89 meters. In 1996, it was verified by experts. This tree is 2700 years old. It is the world’s largest and oldest Pu’er tea wild tea tree discovered so far. It is known as the “The King of Wild Tea Tree in the World”.

Others

Qianjiazhai was the site of Li Wenxue’s retreat after the uprising. In the vicinity of the Nature Reserve, there is also a memorial hall, which is still clear and can be found. Qianjiazhai is also the birthplace of the world famous 2700 World Wild Tea Tree King. On the dense vegetation of the mountains, a clear spring falls high. In the sound of the sound of the water, you can listen to the tenderness of the clear water and feel the purity and coolness of nature.

Qianjiazhai Ancient Tea Plantations in Zhenyuan County, Puer

How to tell the wild tea tree

In the jungle, all the trunks have a thick layer of bryophytes, so all the trunks look the same, and it is impossible to tell which one is the ancient tea tree. The best signs are the red markings on the trunk. Anyone with this number is an ancient tea tree that is registered and is strictly protected which are with more than a thousand years.
Since 2005, the ancient tea trees in Qianjiazhai are forbidden to be picked, and the offenders are treated according to law.

The taste characteristics of Qianjiazhai ancient tea: the aroma is rich, the tea soup swallows more smoothly, the bitterness is obvious, and the sensation is slight. The overall appearance is moderately bitter, very good taste coordination, and the tea scent that the tea soup feels in the mouth is really rare.

How to Get to Qianjiazhai Tea Plantation

First, people need to go to Zhenyuan county.

1. By Air

There are no airports in Zhenyuan County. Visitors can take a plane to Simao District, Puer, then take a long-distance bus to Zhenyuan County.

2. By Train

Pu’er Railway Station is the middle station of the Yumo Railway under construction and an important station for the Laos section of the Trans-Asian Railway. It is expected to be put into use by 2020.

3. By Long-distance Bus

There is the Passenger Station in Zhenyuan County for people to get in.

4.Zhenyuan– Qianjiazhai Tea Plantation

Take the taxi or rent a car to go to the Qianjiazhai Tea Plantation.

Where to Stay in Zhenyuan County

Zhenyuan County is a county under the jurisdiction of Pu’er City, Yunnan Province, China. There are many hotels around Zhenyuan County. Yunnan Exploration will provide the best hotels for you. The recommended hotels as follows:

1. Zhenyuan Hotel

Add: No. 11 Yingbin Road, Puer Town, Zhenyuan Yi, Hani and Lahu Autonomous County, Pu’er, Yunnan (No. 11 Yingbin Road, Pu’er Town, Hani Lahu Autonomous County, Pu’er Town, Yunnan Province)
Tel: 0879- 5815555

2. Xinmao Hotel

Add: No.11 Lvhai Road, Enle Town (11 Green Sea Road, Enle Town)
Tel: 0879-8248116 

3. Jinglin Hotel (Enshui Road) (Jinglin Hotel (Enshui Road))

Add: Intersection of Enshui Road and Yingbin Road, Zhenyuan Yi, Hani, and Lahu Autonomous County, Puer, Yunnan (Intersection of Enshui Road and Yingbin Road, Hani Lahu Autonomous County, Pu’er Town, Yunnan Province)
Tel: 13987963109

4. Ziran Hotel

Add: No. 80 Lvhai Road (Opposite of the Passenger Station) (Green Sea Road 80 (opposite the passenger station))
Tel: 0879-5813078

5. Chawang Hotel (Chawang Hotel)

Add: No. 120 Lvhai Road, Zhenyuan Yi, Hani and Lahu Autonomous County (No. 120, Luhai Road, Hani Lahu Autonomous County,
Zhenlai ) Tel: 0879-5818889

6. Lanbin Hotel

Add: Lvhai Road, Zhenyuan Yi, Hani and Lahu Autonomous County (Linhai Road, Hani Nationality, Hani Lahu Autonomous County)
Tel: 0879-5817817

7. Chayuan Hotel

Add: Lvhai Road, Zhenyuan Yi, Hani and Lahu Autonomous County (Linhai Road, Hani Nationality, Hani Lahu Autonomous County)
Tel: 0879-5817988

8. Chuanjiang Hotel

Add: Enshui Road, Zhenyuan Yi, Hani and Lahu Autonomous County (Ningshui Road, Hani Nationality, Hani and Lahu Autonomous County)

Best Time to Visit 

It is suitable to visit Zhenyuan County all year round. Like many other cities in Yunnan, Zhenyuan is a place where the seasons are like spring. There is no cold, no heat, warm and humid, especially suitable for human habitation, so you can go to Zhenyuan at any time.

Recommended Tour

When you traveling Pu’er, Zhenyuan County is a good place to be put on your list. It can be joined in whatever your Pu’er tour or Yunnan Tour.

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Travel Tips

1.There are many ethnic minorities living here, such as Lahu, Hani, Wa and Yi. Varied customs make it a colorful city. Eating habits, ceremonies, costumes and folk legends can all be a strong attraction for people who are visiting. In addition, the city is the hometown of the well known Puer Tea, and the local people have diversified ways of handling tea, such as bamboo tube tea, cold tea dish, earth-pot tea and baked tea; all of which you should try.

2.Enjoying a plateau monsoon climate at low latitude, the region is affected by the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. Therefore, the main features of its weather are mildness and humidity without strong winds.

3.Special Local Products: Puer Tea, bamboo shoot, edible fungi, purple rice, mango.

The Location Map of Qianjiazhai Ancient Tea Plantations in Zhenyuan County, Puer

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