"Living fossil" on Ancient Tea-Horse Road: the Yanjing salt fields

2018-11-06 10:06:00 | From:China Tibet Online

In the past, traders used to have to pass through Yanjing Naxi Ethnic Township in Markham County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region in order to transport tea from Yunnan to Tibet. After thousands of years, the ancient salt wells in Yanjing Township still remain one of the world's unique, ancient salt-making methods.

Salt production is one of the main sources of income for the people of Yanjing. There are currently 2,775 salt fields there, and 25 households are engaged in salt production.

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