Tucked away in the Zhejiang province in eastern China, the culturally rich county of Anji is a refreshing escape to nature with its serene bamboo forests, picturesque green mountains, and tranquil lakes.
Just behind Banyan Tree Anji is a tea plantation where local farmers are engaged to care for and harvest various varieties of white tea, while guests can discover this plant's deep-rooted significance to local culture and how it has been cultivated over the years.
Anji is famous for its bamboo shoots, used in many local dishes such as stir-fries and soups. Take a walk through the farm and join a local farmer in digging up bamboo shoots that will later be used to prepare your meal.
The She people are an ethnic minority spread across the Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Jiangxi and Guangdong provinces. Learn about their unique customs and heritage by watching a dance performance and through the process of making ribbons - a rare folk handicraft that's integrated into their traditional clothing.
Our organic farm is maintained by retired farmers who have limited employment opportunities elsewhere. Try your hand at planting cucumber or eggplant seeds under their guidance and play a part in the process of "farm to fork".