Banyan Tree Park in Yangshuo is famous because
the Chinese film 'The Third Sister Liu' was partly shot
here. Thus a beautiful love story adds to the magic
of this centuries-old tree.
Taking a bike while your Yangshuo
tour on the way to countryside, about 3.7
miles away from the down town of Yangshuo
County, you will see a prominent and towering
tree: the Big Banyan Tree. It has survived
wind and rain over centuries since it was
planted during the Sui Dynasty (581-618).
This tree, measuring 7 meters (about 23
feet) in width and 17 meters (about 55.8
feet) in height has experienced extensive
growth over the years. Although its stem
is very old and its roots twist, its branches
and leaves stretch out so lushly that the
sunshine hardly penetrates its shadow. Sitting
in its shadow on even the hottest day of
the summer, you barely break out in a sweat.
It is under this tree that The Third Sister
Liu declared her admiration to her lover
At the south of the Big Banyan
Tree is Moon Hill. A village under the hill
offers you a chance to experience true village
life free from metropolitan stresses and
troubles. Under a mysterious layer of haze
you will find tranquil scenery comprised
of leveled rice terraces, crystal brooks.
Banyan Tree Park is a must for
the Chinese travellers for their Yangshuo
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is famed for its multitude of ethnic groups, of China's fifty-five
officially recognized ethnic minorities, twenty-five can be
found in Yunnan. Here visitors could find snow-capped mountains,
mysterious deep valleys, peaceful highland lakes, magnificent
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center is filled with historical highlights, the most well known
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