Why is the Big Banyan Tree Special?
It is said that the banyan was planted in the Sui Dynasty (581-618) and has a history of over 1,300 years. Its age and towering beauty make this tree a must- see attraction in Yangshuo. The Big Banyan scenic area is just like a Chinese landscape painting, full of artistic inspiration.
Big Banyan Tree Highlights
The Big Banyan Tree is about 7 meters (about 23 feet) wide and 17 meters (about 55.8 feet) tall. The roots twister irregularly and the thriving leaves stretch farther in different directions, forming the shade of about 100 square meters.
People in ancient times believed the tree to be as powerful as a god. Poor people look upon the tree as a doctor, capable of curing all illness.
It is legendary that this old tree witnessed the love between the Sanjie Liu and her beloved A'niu. Now Big Banyan Tree has become a token of love and happiness. What’s more, it is also known because the Chinese film “Sanjie Liu” was partly shot here, adding romance to the tree.