Mazhuang Village and Relic of Ancient Tea Horse Road in Fengqing County, Lincang

Mazhuang Village  and the Relic of The Ancient Tea Horse Road(大寺乡马庄村茶马古道遗址)is located in Dasi Town in Fengqing County, Lincang.

Mazhuang Village is located in the north of Fengqing County, Yunnan Province, on the south bank of Lancang River. It is the “tea-horse ancient Road” in history. The village is distributed along the deep mountains. At that time, the “horse gang” between the southwest mountainous areas and the Tibetan areas set up post stations and horse shops here, and horse piles were tied nearby, so the name “horse piles”.

According to Xu Xiake’s Travels: ” Another three miles, a village, already dark. Another two miles down, and sleep in the high soap trough. Owner old man Mei surname, quite can comfort guests, specially fried too Chinese tea to drink.”In the article, it is now the village under the jurisdiction of the village. Xu Xiake wrote a poem by Dai Bing, a Song Dynasty, “Take the fragrant spring, and burn the stone tripod to try new tea”, expressing his gratitude to the plum shopkeeper and his appreciation for Taihua tea.