A 1,400-Year-Old Tree Puts On A Magical Display As It Sheds Its Leaves Every Fall

I think it’s safe to say that for the most part, many of us don’t realize how much natural beauty our world actually has. We get so caught up in the daily grind of our lives that we often forget to stop what we’re doing and appreciate our surroundings and everything beyond them. While we may be familiar with the seven natural wonders, that doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface when it comes to the amazing things that make up the world in its entirety.

For example, each year a spectacular fall display takes place in China that many of us aren’t even aware of. The ginkgo tree is a native species that sprouts amazing golden leaves every spring. Because of its age and beauty, one of these trees in particular draws large crowds of tourists throughout the year. To find out more, keep reading!

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Ancient Beauty

Located in the Gu Guanyin Buddhist temple in the Zhongnan mountain region of China, there is a beautiful 1,400-year-old tree that sheds its golden leaves in a magnificent display every year.

Ancient Beauty
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A Unique Tourist Attraction

Each spring, this ginkgo tree, also known as a maidenhair tree, grows a stunning, vibrant collection of leaves and is a major attraction for tourists, especially when they fall.

A Unique Tourist Attraction
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Planted During The Tang Dynasty

It is believed this particular tree was planted for Emperor Li Shimin, founder of the Tang Dynasty.

Planted During The Tang Dynasty
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