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Thousand Island Lake & Pinglin Tea Plantation from Taipei

Some of Taiwan's most scenic sights, and the fascinating history of local tea

Start time: 13:00
Duration: 5h
Max group size: 18
Live guide: English
Provider: Edison Travel Service Co. Ltd.
Registered address: 4F, No. 190, Song Jiang Rd., Taiwan, 10491, Taipei, TW
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What's included

Admission to the Pinglin Tea Museum
Roundtrip transportation from Taipei
Local travel insurance
Tea tasting

What's not included

Gratuities (optional)

Important information

* The Pinglin Tea Museum is closed every first Monday of the month (you'll visit Pinglin Old Street instead)

Meeting point & instructions

  • The supplier will contact you to arrange the pick-up
  • Show your smartphone ticket to the guide at the agreed meeting point on the selected day of the tour
  • Pick-up Point: MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (BL14 /O07), Exit 2
  • Drop-off Point: MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (BL14 /O07) OR Xinyi Shopping District (Taipei 101)
  • Experience amazing views of Thousand Island Lake, with misty mountains, terraced tea fields, and clear water
  • See the unique tea plantations of Pinglin, a picturesque mountain district surrounded by forests and greenery
  • Visit the Pinglin Tea Museum and learn all about the history and meaning of local tea culture and production

This tour will take you through some of Taiwan's most spectacular scenery, teach you all about the local tea culture, and show you how some of the region's most famous tea varieties are grown. Perfect for tea fiends and nature lovers alike. Even better: return transport from downtown Taipei is included in your ticket.

As you approach Thousand Island Lake, you'll understand how it earned its name; the lake's bright blue waters are filled with leafy green islands of different shapes and sizes. This natural terrain and the local climate make the surrounding area perfect for growing tea.

The district of Pinglin is the main growing area for several popular varieties. Tea plantations fill the mountainous surroundings, creating a unique and lush green landscape. Only one hour away from central Taipei, the scenery along the way is breathtaking – and the town is a popular getaway for those seeking some relaxation away from the city.

Want to find out what happens to all of those tea leaves? Located near the beautiful Beishi River, the Pinglin Tea Museum is a must-see for tea lovers. There's a huge collection of material based around tea culture, divided into several areas: tea history, tea making, and tea leaves. Discover how tea culture developed throughout Chinese history, learn about local rituals, and trace the commercial development of tea.

Itinerary:

  • Thousand Island Lake Scenery
  • Bagua Tea Plantation
  • Pinglin Tea Museum
  • Tea tasting
  • Cancellation is possible until 24 hours before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 24 hours before your visit.

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Anonymous
09 Nov 2019
Excellent
Good tour with great guide and wonderful views. Although a bit short and the driver had quite terrible driving skills. Felt a bit nauseous...
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Ori,  Israel Israel
11 Aug 2023
Excellent
Thousand Island Lake & Pinglin Tea Plantation from Taipei