Yangshuo Big Banyan Tree Scenic Spot
65km southeast of Guilin, Yangshuo has a history of more than 1,400 years. The rivers and hills are the most beautiful in Guilin. There are famous spots like Xingping, Fuli, West Street, Green Lotus Peak, Page Boy hill, Big Banyan and Moon Hill.
Beside the road, there is a tall mountain peak, which has a natural cave and looks like the bright moon.
Big Banyan Tree is located 7.5km south of Yangshuo. It is said that the banyan was planted in the Jin Dynasty and is famous for its age and towering beauty.
The banyan tree is now 17 meters high, 7.1 meters around the trunk, and covers an area of 1000 square meters. When we look closely we see that it has beautifully twisted roots and gnarled branches. Its crown is round with an exuberant growth of branches and leaves. There is a huge branch stretching out straight starting just 1 meter above the ground. Enduring wind and rain for thousands of years, it is surprising that this branch has not been harmed. The Tall Banyan is on the west bank of the Jinbao River. There is an ancient ferry crossing under the tree called "Rongyin Gudu". Across the river, rocks of varying sizes, fascinating mountains and wonderful caves,make this area a must see.
A scene from the famous old movie Liusanjie was filmed here at the Big Banyan Tree. The famous love scene has made this a popular spots for lovers amd movie buffs.
To the south of the Big Banyan Tree is Moon Hill. A village under the hill offers you a chance to experience true village life free from metropolitan stresses and troubles. Under a mysterious layer of haze you will find tranquil scenery comprised of leveled rice terraces, crystal brooks.
This sightseeing spot should definitely be incorporated into your travel plan.
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