Pu'er, September 9 (Zhongxin Net) -- On the 17th, the Dai girl Yue Xianxian opened her eyes in the morning and kept checking her mobile phone, she was waiting for a special message.

Until 8:42 p.m., this long-awaited news was transmitted back to China from distant Saudi Arabia, to Jingmai Mountain in Puer, Yunnan, to Jingmai Dazhai, surrounded by thousand-year-old tea forests, and appeared on the mobile phone of the tea-picking girl Yue Jiexian-"Pu'er Jingmai Mountain Ancient Tea Forest Cultural Landscape" was successfully applied.

"Pu'er Jingmai Mountain Ancient Tea Forest Cultural Landscape" is located in Lancang County, Pu'er City, Yunnan Province, including 5 ancient tea forests, 9 ancient villages and 3 separate shelter forests, which is a tea culture landscape of "forest tea symbiosis, harmony between people and land" that adapts to nature and is moderately used.

On the same day, the 45th session of UNESCO's World Heritage Conference held in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, passed a resolution to inscribe China's "Pu'er Jingmai Mountain Ancient Tea Forest Cultural Landscape" on the World Heritage List, increasing the number of World Heritage Sites in China to 57. "Pu'er Jingmai Mountain Ancient Tea Forest Cultural Landscape" has become the world's first tea-themed world cultural heritage.

The picture shows the villagers of Jingmai Mountain View Maidazhai singing and dancing to celebrate the success of the application. Photo by Zhou Mingjia

Like the moon and the fairy, the villagers of Jingmai Dazhai could not hide their excitement when they heard the good news, and everyone spontaneously gathered at the village committee station to light bonfires, sing and dance, and celebrate the success of the application.

"Our Jingmai Mountain is famous all over the world!" Yue Ji Xian felt particularly proud and proud, "Our pride today is the inheritance of tea culture from generation to generation in Jingmai Mountain. ”

"Since the application was launched, the repair of the village has made us feel the tangible benefits." The Dai girls who came to participate in the celebration introduced that the successful application of the ancient tea forest cultural landscape of Jingmai Mountain means that the whole world will protect this place.

About 10 kilometers away from the Jingmai Dazhai Village Committee, the Wengji Villagers' Group Meeting Square in Mangjing Village is also a sea of joy with singing and dancing.

The picture shows the villagers of Mangjing Village in Jingmai Mountain singing and dancing to celebrate the success of the application. Photo by Liu Ranyang

Nankang, a 61-year-old tea farmer of the Brown ethnic group in Mangjing Village, said that the Brown people still abide by the legacy left by their ancestors: when the gold and silver treasures left behind will eventually run out, and when the cattle, horses and livestock will eventually die, only by leaving this tea garden and tea trees can future generations have food and clothing. "For thousands of years, we Brown have loved the tea tree as much as our own eyes."

"We have a primitive and quaint scenery here, and I hope that more people can come to Jingmai Mountain in the future, drink a cup of ancient tree tea that our ancestors have watered with sweat for generations, and experience the thick and simple national customs." Yuwei, who runs a homestay in Mangjing Village, said.

Jingmai Mountain Ancient Tea Forest is a typical representative of the traditional "tea planting under the forest" method preserved to this day, which embodies the simple ecological ethics of respecting nature and the ecological wisdom of harmonious coexistence between man and nature, and is a unique cultural landscape that empirically proves the long history of Chinese tea culture. The successful application fills the gap of tea culture theme projects in the world cultural heritage, fully demonstrates the unique charm of the ancient tea forest cultural landscape of Jingmai Mountain, further enhances the popularity and reputation of Yunnan and Pu'er, injects new impetus into the construction of Yunnan culture and tourism powerhouse, marks China's birthplace position in the field of tea cultivation and tea drinking in the world, and the leading position of tea culture dissemination have been highly recognized by the international community, which will effectively enhance the international influence of Chinese culture. (End)