An Overview about China Puer Tea Exhibition Garden
Puer tea is the signature tea of Yunnan Province. If you love tasting this tea with fullness of flavor, it is suggested to visit the China Puer Tea Exhibition Garden in Yunnan Province.
Located at the Yingpan Mountain（营盘山）, 29km from Simao District（思茅区）, Puer City（普洱市），Yunnan Province, and near Puer National Park, the China Puer Tea Exhibition Garden is an ideal place for growing Puer Tea because of the pleasant climate and great environment.
China Puer Tea Exhibition Garden was built with the ecological tea garden as the construction background, surrounded by all the green hills. It is a bright pearl in the tea sea with its unique and breathtaking scenery.
The entire scenic area gives visitors a three-dimension representation of the amazing tea content and culture from Puer tea origin, evolution, development, plant production, national origin, processing and packaging, history and culture, the collection and marketing, cooking and tasting, all these different angles.
The Introduction of the Exhibition
The core area of this exhibition garden covers an area of 191000 square meters, 1700 meters above sea level. The core travel area is composed by nine sections such as China Puer Tea Museum（普洱茶博物馆）, Ethnic Villages （村村寨寨）, Dream of The Road(梦之路), , Puer Tea Processing Workshop（普洱茶制作坊）, Tea Ancestor Hall（茶祖殿）, Puer Tea Appreciation Garden（品鉴园）, Tea Picking Area（采茶区）, Tea Enquiry Tower（问茶楼）, Harmonious Garden(和谐园), Xianyiju Hotel（闲怡居酒店） . There you can fully experience and enjoy tea-leaves picking, processing, and exquisite drinking art, as well as buying some to appreciate at home.
The exhibition displays Puer tea process, the relevant cultural relics of Puer tea, some calligraphy and painting about Puer tea, which fully embodies the profound Puer tea culture. Puer Tea Expo Garden functions as the perfect place for general visitors to experience the puer tea culture, appreciate the ethnic customs, and enjoy the leisures.
The Attractions in the Exhibition
Upon entering the scenic area, the terraced green ribbon-like route extents and brings you to the picturesque tea garden. Walking along the zigzag road to the top point of the garden – Tea Enquiry Tower, a three layered building with classical decorations, where you can have a good bird’s eye view of the tea paradise. Then you will see the Puer Tea Museum, which houses many pictures and artifacts related to Puer Tea culture.
Besides, there is a village in the garden, composed of typical dwelling houses of five minority groups, such as the Dai, Wa, Yi, Lahu and Hani, where you can appreciate their unique tea culture. Listening to the special ethnic songs and dancing with them will bring you great enjoyment. It would be joyful to have fun at a campfire party at night. Perhaps you will be fortunate to witness the local traditional marriage custom. Next to the village is Jiahuifang（嘉烩坊）, which holds many classical-style buildings. You can buy tea products and relevant wares there.
The Puer Tea Processing Workshop（普洱茶加工坊） is located in the tea-covered mountain suffused with faint scent of tea trees. During the end of February and November, visitors can go there to experience the tea leaves picking enchanting with the beautiful folk songs the local tea growers sing. You can also pick tea leaves and participate in its making process. After that, don’t miss the Tea Ancestor Hall（茶祖殿）, where there worships sculptures of the tea sage Lu Yu（陆羽）and Ba Yanleng who was the primitive discoverer of tea cultivation.
Come here if you are tired of the fast pace of modern life. Visit the exhibition garden and the wind of the green sea will blow away all your worries. The local hospitable minority groups have already prepared the best Puer tea for you. Have a cup of green tea, and you will be refreshed immediately by its clear fragrance!
Transportation There are regular buses operating between Puer Hongfeng Coach Station and Yingpanshan from 08:30 to 17:00 every half an hour to an hour. Upon getting off, walk to the exhibition garden. Buses for the return journey are scheduled from 07:00 to 14:00.
(Note: Bus schedule is just for reference. It may change from time to time.)
Where to Stay in Simao District
Simao District is a district under the jurisdiction of Pu’er Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China. It is the seat of Pu’er Prefecture. There are many hotels around Simao District. Yunnan Exploration will provide the best hotels for you. The recommended hotels as follows:
|English Name||Chinese Name||Address||Telephone|
|Pu’er Simao Shiping Hall – Tea Horse Post House||普洱思茅石屏会馆-茶马驿栈||No. 34 Shuncheng Street, Near Xima River Park, Simao District||0879-8256999|
|Pu’er Simao Early Winter Warm Sun Holiday Apartment||普洱思茅初冬暖阳度假公寓||No. 18 Ning’er Avenue, Simao District||021-80187829-168610|
|Pu’er Little Panda Manor||普洱小熊猫庄园||37 kilometers southeast from Downtown of Simao||0879-3037000|
|Pu’er Peony Holiday Inn||普洱牡丹假日酒店||No. 7 Shilong Road, Simao District||0879-3025666|
|Home Inn (Century Square, Renmin Middle Road)||如家快捷酒店(普洱人民中路世纪广场店)||No. 6 Renmin Middle Road, Simao District||0879-2885111|
|Pu’er Hengrun Hotel||普洱恒润大酒店||No. 18 Pu’er Road, District||0879-2208888|
|Pu’er Jinglan Hotel||普洱景兰大酒店
|No. 68 Zhenxing Avenue, Simao District||0879-2161066|
|Pu’er Mancheng Business Hotels||普洱曼城商务酒店||No. 46, Chacheng Avenue, Simao District||0879-3033111,
|Pu’er Yazhi·Yue Boutique Hotel||普洱雅致·悦精品酒店
|No. 666 Linyuan Road, Simao District||0879-8806888, 8806999|
|Pu’er Manlin Hotel||普洱曼林酒店||Nanping Road, opposite to New Passenger Transport South Station||0879-8880091|
Recommended travel route and duration on each:
Half an hour on Tea Enquiry Tower (Wen Cha Lou) – 20min on Puer Tea Museum – half an hour on the minority villages – 30-40min on Puer Tea Processing Workshop – 20min on Puer Tea Appreciation Garden (Pin Jian Yuan) – 10min on Tea Ancestor Hall (Cha Zu Dian) – Tea House – Relaxation and Enjoyment Zone (Xian Yi Ju).
When you traveling Pu’er, it is a good place to be put on your list. It can be joined in whatever your Pu’er tour or Yunnan Tour.
Best Tea-leaves Picking Season Spring tea leaves in dry season: from end of February to mid May
Rainy season tea leaves: from end of May to end of September
Autumn tea leaves: from end of September to end of November
Note: It is best to pick around half an hour after sunrise.
B.普洱市区鸿丰客运站(电工厂附近)买票乘坐客车到营盘山，票价12元/人。发车班次时间有06:50 — 17:00。从茶博苑回普洱市区的发车班次从07:00–18：00.具体的发车时间和班次由当天司机调动。
门票：50元/人/次 电瓶车票：20元/人/次 租导：50元/名
Video of the Tea Garden: