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Da Hong Pao (Big Red Rope) Scenic Area

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Address: Wuyi Mountains, Wuyi Shan, China
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Six bushes on a cliff

A scenic walk through ravine with numerous types of Yan tea plots leading to the original Dahongpao six bushes on a cliff. Try the piping hot tea leaf hard boiled eggs while... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2015
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Houston, Texas
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130 reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This is good introductory hike or a good ending one (as it was for us) since it is relatively short and easy (compared to the other trails we did). There are 2 ways to the get to the 6 "mother" trees and I recommend you do both to get the full experience. At the destination, the 6 trees are very... More 

Thank Houstonian88
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I was completely over whelmed with the beauty of the walk!! It is a very serene, tranquil valley. The easy walk made it even more enjoyable. You can focus on the beauty of the area without struggling to climb steps. The tea trees are beautifully maintained in the lush valley with the 6 original tea trees your reward at the... More 

Thank Donna N
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 831 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

It was a pleasant and easy walk to the Da Hong Pao Scenic Area. The path takes you through a narrow valley with a flowing creek amidst sheer mountain cliffs and rock face. The three Da Hong Pao tea bushes which are the most expensive tea bushes in the world is on a rock face and have never been watered... More 

Thank nellielim
Shanghai, China
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Dahongpao Scenic Area is actually a beautiful path in the middle of the valley covered with tea plantations. You will cross small rivers walking on stones, you'll meat Tea Plantations workers carrying their big bamboo baskets with the tea leaves they've taken. It's an easy path, not much climbing but absolutely beautiful landscapes. We did not cross many tourists on... More 

Thank Vince G
Hong Kong
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Reviewed 8 April 2016

The history of the tea as told was that the source of the Big Red Robe tea, to be found in the original 4 plants, now aged 360 years old, in Wuyishan is now so rare that it costs US$1million dollars for a kilo of tea from these original tea plants. The central chinese government is guarding the plants so... More 

Thank ongaiai
Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

Well if you find the prospect of seeing the tree bushes from which the most expensive tea was made go for it. The walk to the bushes takes around 30 mins from the entrance and is pleasant and not strenuous. Once you reach the spot there is nothing much to do. You could choose to go further to Shuiliandong (Water... More 

Thank savvyuec
Nullagine, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

This is a highlight of the attraction! All the characters well moulded and handsomely made with fine strong features! What an achievement. Seeing the finely made statues make me marvel at their level of art! A must visit when you go there

Thank Mei Y
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Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

A scenic walk through ravine with numerous types of Yan tea plots leading to the original Dahongpao six bushes on a cliff. Try the piping hot tea leaf hard boiled eggs while contemplating the bushes. While leaves are no longer harvested from these bushes for sale apparently they were the worlds most expensive tea sold by auction.

Thank Remarx
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

I'm surprised to learn that these tea threes at the cliff are insuranced! The view around this around is also quite spectacular.

Thank Javier L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

Da Hong Pao (大红袍), literally "Big Red Robe", refers to the original plants found only in Wu Yi Shan which gave birth to the infamous tea leaves also named Da Hong Pao. Though farmers no longer pick tea leaves from these six trees, the opportunity still exists to check them out in all their former glory. Sadly, the trees themselves... More 

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