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Autumn Ginkgo in Shaanxi

Every year from late October to mid-November, from the mountain to the plain, all the layers of forests are dyed.

Every year from late October to mid-November, from the mountain to the plain, all the layers of forests are dyed.
In some places, the picturesque ginkgo rain has started, and ginkgo leaves like a golden carpet under the tree.

As long as you are interested in ginkgo trees in Shaanxi , you can see it around different streets. But there is no doubt that the most popular ginkgo tree is in the Ancient Guanyin Temple!

Zhongnanshan Guguanyin Temple
The Ancient Guanyin Temple is one of the thousand-year-old ancient temples hidden in Zhongnan Mountain. The temple is backed by the Phoenix Mountain in the south. Within the ancient temple, there is a millennium ginkgo tree.

It is said that it was planted by Emperor Taizong Li Shimin and has a history of more than 1,400 years. Every winter, this old tree is like a golden armor, after the wind, the earth is golden and splendid.

It represents eternal love, or waiting for a life. The thousand-year-old trees is at ancient temples in deep mountains with winds and rains, the leaves are prosperous to see in spring and autumn.

In this place, you will keep calm as if all the troubles will dissipate when you are enjoying the leaves falling down.

Bus: Take the No. 916 bus in Xi’an, get off at Nanshicun Station, go straight to Sanchakou for about 10 minutes (walking), and there will be “Guanyin Temple” on the left.

Duling Site Park
In the late Western Han Dynasty, the tomb of Emperor Liu Xun was in a highland. The two rivers of the Han and the Yi River passed through this place. The old name at that time was “Hongguyuan”, which located in the south of Yanxiang Road, the south of Qujiang, Xi’an.

Address: South of Sanzhao Village, Xi’an City
Tickets: 35 yuan
Bus: Take bus 525, 903 and get off at Han Xuan Emperor’s Mausoleum Station, or take a tour 6

Hanyangling Mausoleum
Hanyangling Mausoleum is a joint burial cemetery of Han Jing Emperor Liu Qi and his empress Wang. It is located in Xianyangyuan, across the Xianyang District, Xiangyang County and Xi’an Gaoling District.

Every year, at the beginning of November, it is the most beautiful time of ginkgo trees. At this time, the Hanyangling Mausoleum is charming in autumn, and hundreds of acres of the ginkgo forest turned into yellow. At the first glance, it looks like the “Imperial City”.

Ticket price: 50% discount on tourist tickets for residents holding Shaanxi ID card, is 40 yuan (no longer enjoy other preferential policies)
By car: Take the Xi’an Metro Line 2 to the City Library Station Exit D and transfer to the No. 4 bus.

Small Wild Goose Pagoda

The Small Wild Goose Pagoda always gives people a feeling of quietness. Due to the towering old trees, the Small Wild Goose Pagoda is beautiful. Especially the ginkgo tree next to the tower is yellow and clear, it is very eye-catching.

Address: 72 Youyi West Road

Xingqing Palace Park
The lakeside green willow tree will turn yellow, which is meaningful. The antique buildings hidden behind the autumn leaves are full of Zen.

When the leaves is falling down, the land is covered by yellow leaves, which let people want to lay down on it with shouting.

Address: No. 55, Xianning West Road, Beilin District, Xi’an City
Tickets: Free
Transportation: Take bus No. 7, 402, 8, 27, 104 and other buses to get off at Xingqing Park Station.

Tang Paradise

The night view of Tang Paradise is beautiful, but in this Tang Dynasty theme park, there are two ginkgo forests on the east and west sides of Ziyun Building, and the autumn is full of charm. The eye-catching autumn yellow echoes the ancient architecture, and the vicissitudes and weights of history make people more interesting.

Address: 99 Furong West Road

Shuangbaiguo Village in Da’an Town, Ningqiang

The ancient ginkgo trees in Shuangbaiguo Village and Huayansi Village of Da’an Town, Ningqiang County are all covered with golden costumes. The golden light and colorful in the sunshine, it attracts many visitors.

These ancient ginkgo trees are located near to the road between Da’an Town and Yumulin, 17 km from Da’an. According to the measurement, the double ginkgo trees in Shuangbaiguo Village are more than 570 years old, and their trunks are 8 meters long and 20 meters high. They are called Ningqiang Ginkgo Tree King.

In spring, leaves are like jasper, charming and moving. In summer, the trunk is like an umbrella, cool and incomparable. In deep autumn, golden leaves is dancing like celescial beauty scattering flowers. In winter, the tree branches is still vigorous and straight while braving the wind and snow, it is the most beautiful scenery in the region.

Foping Xianguo Temple Ginkgo

The Xianguo Temple originates from the Sanjiao Temple, which is the combination of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. Formerly known as the Sanjiao Temple, the old temple site is located in Xiqiaohe Town Center.

There is a hall in Xianguo Temple, which houses three statues of Jiadani, Laozi and Confucius. The Millennium Ginkgo tree is a unique landscape in the center of the square.

Because the architecture of the hall of Xianguo Temple is magnificent, the millennium ginkgo tree complements it, and the cultural heritage of the three religions makes the Xianguo Temple sing in southern Shaanxi.

Louguantai Laozi hand planted ginkgo
On the Huanshan line of the northern foothills of the Qinling Mountains, there is a Louguantai near to Xi’an. The ancient ginkgo tree next to the site of the Sanqing Hall in the Zongsheng Palace on the west side of the Fudi Square. It is the time for the shinny sun to show under the yellow color.

The legend is about when Lao Tzu was here to talk about it, a veritable old tree with a diameter of about 3 meters was fired and hollow inside. Only a few thicker bark were used to transmit nutrients.

However, the old tree has not been decadent, and it is still full of vitality and new branches. From afar, it looks like a crown, and it is full of history.

Address: 15 km southeast of Louguantai City, Zhouzhi County
Transportation: Take the Huanshan Line 1 to the terminal station or the water station to take the Nantong Line.

Hanzhong Liuba Jade Emperor Temple Ginkgo

In the Qinling Mountains, Shiyaoba Village, Yuhuangmiao Township, Liuba County, Hanzhong City, has an ancient ginkgo tree with a diameter of 4.4 meters and a height of about 26 meters.

According to the estimation by the forestry department, the tree is nearly 4,000 years old.

In the early winter, the golden ginkgo leaves fell to the ground with spectacularly beauty. The ancient ginkgo tree has been with the mellow villagers for thousands of years, and it is a touching song of harmony between man and nature.

The 4000 years of ancient ginkgo leaves as if an amazing gold carpet. The ancient trees, after years of baptism, has absorbed the essence of the sun and the moon for thousands of years.

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