The leaves of a 1400-year-old tree turn into an ocean of gold

The 1,400-year-old ginkgo biloba tree stands in the Buddhist Gu Guanyin Monastery in Zhongnan Mountains of China. Each year since mid-November, its leaves turn yellow and begin to fall when the monastery garden turns into the golden ocean, which always attracts tourists from nearby surroundings.

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These trees have a very special symbol in Japan, since they were the first trees that sprouted in the areas where the atomic bombs had dropped after the bombing of the United States.

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The ginkgo is considered to be a holy tree, every autumn, the leaves of this 1400 year old tree turn golden yellow and fall huddling in the temple grounds and attracting a large number of tourists.

The leaves of a 1400-year-old tree turn into an ocean of gold

Ginkgo is considered a living fossil. It is a survivor of 400 million years ago when the first hardwoods appeared. It has survived meteorites, extinctions, volcanoes and global climate changes.

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The name ginkgo is derived from the Japanese ‘Ginkyo’ and means ‘silver apricot’, but after seeing the images below we want to opt for a new name meaning ‘golden apricot’. When this 1400-year-old ginkgo, rooted within the walls of a Buddhist temple in China, drops its leaves in autumn, a golden rain drops to the ground, leaving a beautiful golden-yellow blanket.

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Source – Thisiscolossal

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