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Big Banyan Tree

Brief / profile
Covering an area of 1000 square meters, Big Banyan Tree, one of the top scenic resorts InYangshuo County, has a history of about 1500 years. It measures 17 meters high, 7.1 meters around the trunk and is famous for its beautifully twisted roots, luxuriant branches and leaves. Its dense crown has umbrage of more than 100 square meters (over 1000 square feet). There is a huge branch stretching out reaching just 1 meter above the ground. Surviving wind and rain for such a long time since it was planted during the Sui Dynasty (581-618), but it is a great wonder that this branch has not been ruined. Big Banyan Tree grows strangely for the long branches hang down to the earth and once they reach the earth, they will become new roots. The branches spread out in all directions and thus the tree gradually covers a vast area. The trunk needs 6 men to circle with their arms stretching out.
Location
This ancient tree stands on the south bank of the Jinbao River, 7.5 kilometers (4.7 miles) away from Yanshuo.

History
The well-known film” Ms Liu San Jie” partly shot here makes the old tree even more popular nationally and internationally. Therefore this old tree is endowed with a beautiful love story. It has survived wind and rain for more than 1000 years since it was planted during the Sui Dynasty (581-618).
Architecture / Stucture / Each scenery.
An ancient ferry called "Rongyin Gudu" is crossing under the tree. Across the river, rocks of different sizes, marvelous mountains green bamboo trees and wonderful caves offer this place great wonder.
Legend and Story
It is said that the banyan famous for its long history and unparalleled beauty was planted in the Jin Dynasty.

Transportation
Take a Gaotian-bound or" Lipu-bound bus" and get off at the Big Banyan. Otherwise tourists can also go there by bike or car.
Admission fee
The admission fee is RMB 18.
Note
The ideal seasons to take pictures of the Big Banyan are spring and summer because the water level of the Jinbao River is high.

 

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