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National Tea Museum, Hangzhou

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#1 of 20 in Museums in Hangzhou
Escape the urban bustle and contemplate one of China's most soothing traditions at National Tea Museum. Together the halls and the grounds of the museum stretch over an area of 22,000 sq m (236,806 sq ft) surrounded by tea plantations. Learn about the history of tea through an exhibit dedicated specially to the development of its production and preparation, and enjoy the light show at the kaleidoscope exhibit. Visit the halls covering customs, friendship, and the science of tea to absorb the cultural impact this beverage has had on the world. Sample a cup and enjoy discovering the details of different tea ceremonies. For National Tea Museum and beyond, use our Hangzhou online itinerary planner to get the most from your Hangzhou vacation.
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  • September 26, 2017
    It is a small museum, it has only 4 buildings, but his explanations are very interesting. In addition, there are several tea houses to enjoy after.
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  • September 8, 2017
    One of the rarest places in China....no crowd! We were the only visitors that morning. It's very enjoyable to have the tea museum and the surrounding tea gardens to ourselves. The museum has very comp...  more »
  • August 30, 2017
    It's very nice, but be careful with the time, because if you get to close and has no application to call taxi will be hard to get back. We were lucky, because a girl called a cab for us. It's a big place, so go with time. Has a very interesting tea tasting.
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  • April 30, 2017
    Clearly explained history surrounded by the the subject itself. A great little museum among the tea fields. Now we understand the role of tea in China and we are drinking Longjing tea at home in the UK...
  • April 4, 2017
    gorgeous place. went there when no one was really there, so it was peaceful and quiet.
  • April 23, 2016
    A wonderful museum in a great location. Thorough but doesn't go off topic. We got pulled for a free tea tasting as well!
  • April 7, 2017
    Wonderful quiet peaceful place
  • March 14, 2016
    Excellent museum about Chinese tea culture and history! In the restaurants nearby you can put your knowledge into practice!

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