📩 19/09/2023 12:22
The cultural landscape of the ancient tea forests on Jingmai Mountain in Pu'er city of Yunnan province was included in the World Heritage List at the 45th meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia last night. Thus, the number of Chinese heritage sites on the World Heritage List increased to 57.
The ancient tea forests on Jingmai Mountain, located in Lancang Lahu Autonomous County in Pu'er city of Yunnan province, consist of five separate forests located between 1.250 and 1.500 meters above sea level. The well-preserved area also includes nine ancient villages and three protective barrier forests inhabited by the Blang and Dai ethnic groups.
The cultural heritage was jointly created by the ancestors of the Blang people and the indigenous Dai people, who migrated to Jingmai Mountain in the 10th century and later discovered and domesticated wild tea trees. In 2010, with the aim of filling the gap in the tea-themed world cultural heritage in the country, the National Cultural Heritage Administration of China applied to UNESCO for the cultural landscape of the ancient tea forests on Jingmai Mountain to be considered as world heritage.