Its natural beauty surpasses itself only once a year when it sheds its leaves. Considered one of the rarest trees in the world, because it is restricted to just one country, this tree is a lonely one as there are few of its species remain.
The towering tree, which stands well above the others, is around 1,400 years old. As with most trees, they lose their leaves around fall and grow them back in spring. However, this one does it in such a spectacular way that it puts all the other trees to shame.
Located inside the walls of the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple, in the Zhongnan Mountain Region of China, the rare tree regularly attracts tourists from all over the world. As the leaves fall and create a vibrant ocean of gold surrounding the tree, visitors leap at the chance to take photos, which can be seen above and below…
The ginkgo tree was thought to have been planted for Emperor Li Shimin, the founding father of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The ginkgo tree, sometimes known as a maidenhair tree, is an ancient species that is only native to China, which is what makes its species are difficult to find.
Although it has the ability to make a beautiful scene in the fall, the species has many other, extremely useful benefits. Not only does it act as a food source for many, but it is also full of various medical benefits that are recognized and used in traditional Eastern medicine. The ginkgo tree is full of surprises!