2020-09-05

The Carpet of Golden Leaves Under The 1,400-Year-Old Chinese Ginkgo Tree

This miracle of nature is a Japanese ginkgo tree that grows between the walls of a Buddhist temple at Gu Guanyin in the Zhongnan Mountains of China. Every autumn, this 1,400-year-old tree looks so fabulous that it attracts crowds of tourists and photographers. The time to see the golden leaves is set from October 28 to December 10.

The Carpet of Golden Leaves Under The 1,400-Year-Old Chinese Ginkgo Tree


The ocean of golden leaves of Chinese ginkgo tree in the courtyard of Buddhist temples, Gu Guanyin


Ginkgo biloba (aka ginkgo biloba) is a real relic of the ancient past. The species has survived for around 200 million years and comes from an ancient group of trees that are even older than dinosaurs . The oldest growing ginkgo trees have over 3,000. years. And although they are called Japanese, they come from China.

The Carpet of Golden Leaves Under The 1,400-Year-Old Chinese Ginkgo Tree

The first seeds were brought to Europe in the 18th century. These fascinating trees almost ceased to exist in the natural environment, which was most likely the result of mass felling of ginkgo. This is a painful loss as they are known for their beneficial properties, as well as the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

The Carpet of Golden Leaves Under The 1,400-Year-Old Chinese Ginkgo Tree

1,400-year-old tree looks so fabulous that it attracts crowd of tourists and photographers.

Today, ginkgo trees can be found, among others on the grounds of temples in the Far East. One of them is Gu Guanyin in the Zhongnan Mountains. This unique looking tree attracts tourists and photographers from all over the world every fall.

The Carpet of Golden Leaves Under The 1,400-Year-Old Chinese Ginkgo Tree

The Carpet of Golden Leaves Under The 1,400-Year-Old Chinese Ginkgo Tree

The Carpet of Golden Leaves Under The 1,400-Year-Old Chinese Ginkgo Tree
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The Carpet of Golden Leaves Under The 1,400-Year-Old Chinese Ginkgo Tree
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The Carpet of Golden Leaves Under The 1,400-Year-Old Chinese Ginkgo Tree
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The Carpet of Golden Leaves Under The 1,400-Year-Old Chinese Ginkgo Tree
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The Carpet of Golden Leaves Under The 1,400-Year-Old Chinese Ginkgo Tree
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The Carpet of Golden Leaves Under The 1,400-Year-Old Chinese Ginkgo Tree
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