The Ancient Tea-Horse Road Tour
The Ancient Tea-Horse Road Tour is a passage formed by tea-horse trading in ancient China between agriculture area of the inner land and remote nomadic areas. Tea-horse trading is an activity carried out based on "tea" from central area and "horses" from remote minority area. As an important means for economic exchange between Han regions and minorities regions, it played a crucial role in communicating among different ethnic groups both economically and culturally. "The Ancient Tea-Horse Road" is a post road formed by trading of tea and horses in the past between northwest Yunnan and southeast Tibet. Along this ancient road, there are the best natural scenery and cultural sites of China. Proper development will make the road one of the world's best areas for traveling. The tourist development of the Ancient Tea-Horse Road has been included in China's "10th five-year-plan for tourism" as part of the associated regional strategies.