Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)

Traditional Hadong Tea Agrosystem in Hwagae-myeon


The Hadong traditional tea agriculture is a traditional agricultural system and culture of symbiosis-the product of Hwage-myun residents’1,200 years of adaptation to the barren environment of the mountainous terrain of Jiri Mountain nature.

The residents, aware of the significance of the natural environment, preserved characteristic agricultural technology and culture unique to the region without spoiling the traditional agricultural environment passed down from their ancestors. As such, Hadong’s tea agriculture was developed in symbiosis with the residents in their everyday lives, recognized for its value as Korea’sImportant Agricultural HeritageSystems(KIAHS)in 2015.