The Cau Dat Farm Ancient Tea Museum is an interesting installation art space associated with the story of Cau Dat tea brand which itself it nearly 100 years old.
More than 20km from the centre of Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province, located at an altitude of 1,650 metres above sea level, on the foundation of the ancient tea factory of Southeast Asia,
As a famous tea area in Lam Dong Province, Cau Dat is located at an ideal height with a cool climate all year round, with immense green tea hills and lush tea buds.
In 1927, the French built the first tea factory in East-South Asia and named it the Cau Dat L’Arbre Broyé Tea Department; applying tea processing processed at the factory. Later, the factory was converted to its current use, and renamed Cau Dat Farm.
The entire factory area, equipment, machines, tools and tea making machines (nearly 100 years old), along with the original tea-making artifacts are all preserved to serve the idea of building the first tea museum in Vietnam.
After more than three years of incubation, in early 2021, the Cau Dat Farm Ancient Tea Museum officially came into operation with the desire to preserve a part of the history of Cau Dat Tea Hill, while at the same time, recreating the ups and downs as well as the experience of making tea of the people here.
The highlight of the museum is the installation art space, utilising sound and light, making the museum an artwork, and creating a profound effect for visitors.
Visiting the museum, visitors have an opportunity to learn about tea trees through six separate spaces, each with a tea tree related content.
A room named “Quintessence 1,650 metres” recreates the Cau Dat tea hill all year round, hidden in the mist, with the ups and downs of history and 100 years of tea making experience through nine large-sized videos screens on a wall. Viewers enter a room filled with the images and sounds of nature and the people of Cau Dat at the altitude of 1,650 metres.