Since mid-November this Gingko tree growing next to the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple in the Zhongnan Mountains has been dropping yellow leaves turning the temple into a yellow ocean. Every year in the fall, this beautiful tree sheds, and leaves behind a beautiful ocean of yellow leaves.
The Ginkgo tree, also known as the maidenhair, is sometimes referred to as a “living fossil” because, despite all the drastic climate changes, it has remained unchanged for more than 200 million years. It is a living link to the times when the dinosaurs ruled the earth.
The 1,400-year-old ginkgo tree is in the walls of Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple, in Zhongnan Mountain region of China. As the leaves fall and create a vibrant sea of gold every autumn, tourists from all across the world flock to see the sight. However, this year, because of the global pandemic, only the people in China could view this marvel. Visitors wait for the opportunity to capture the photos of the colourful carpet. Here are 7 Amazing Tree Houses Around The World To Make Your Abode.
Golden leaves start falling on the ground since October, turning the temple’s premises and the land into a yellow ocean. It is the perfect celebration for autumn. This ginkgo tree is also referred to as the living fossil and for good reason. Despite all the climatic changes, the tree remained unchanged for more than 200 million years. Isn’t that fascinating? It is a living connection to the times when the dinosaurs ruled the earth.
Ginkgo biloba, commonly known as ginkgo or ginkgo, is the only living species in the division Ginkgophyta, all others being extinct. Also known as the maidenhair tree, the species it belongs to is ancient with some fossils dating back 270 million years.