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1,400-Year-Old Tree In China Drops Gold And Is Older Than Dinosaurs

History has left its marks and various incredible stories behind the giant doors of monuments, inside the memories of incidents and of course in the attic of hundreds of historians. But, it's been seldom discovered or seen that nature standing unchanged for centuries briefing the tales of several evolutions of the world. One such natural heritage has been clinching the soil of China since 1,400 years. 

It is a Ginkgo tree which is said to be a treasure of gold for its fan-shaped spectacular golden leaves. It was planted in Tang Dynasty inside the temple of Zen Buddhist more than a thousand years ago. The tree belongs to a group of flora which is older than even dinosaurs and is still alive on the earth. This Ginkgo tree is one of the most ancient and precious heritages China has. It has also become one of the most alluring tourist spot calling people from all around the country, especially in winters. 

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1,400-Year-Old Tree In China Drops Gold And Is Older Than Dinosaurs

1,400-Year-Old Tree In China Drops Gold And Is Older Than Dinosaurs

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Ginkgo tree is an ancient heritage 

Ginkgo tree is an ancient heritage 

The golden-leaf tree stands in a Chinese city of Xi'an, central China's Shaanxi province since last 1,400 years. According to historical reports, it's been said to be planted during the Tang Dynasty. 

Tiny yellow leaves are the ornaments. 

Tiny yellow leaves are the ornaments. 

The tree is entirely covered with naturally golden color leaves which fall on the ground creating an ocean of gold. The incredible beauty of its leaves has made it a center of attraction in the city which lures people from all over China to visit here. 

Majestic sea of golden leaves. 

Majestic sea of golden leaves. 

To some, it appears like a dry ocean of gold, whereas others tell the lack of fallen leaves, a beautiful round golden carpet. 

Amidst winters, the leaves shed off completely. 

Amidst winters, the leaves shed off completely. 

But, then too the beauty doesn't vanish, it just shifts from upside down, decorating the land of Zen Buddhist statue, which is situated right there under the tree. 

Falling leaves create the most stunning sight of the season. 

Falling leaves create the most stunning sight of the season. 

The tree is the sole survivor of the ancient groups of trees, that is why it is described as a "living fossil."

The tree is the sole survivor of the ancient groups of trees, that is why it is described as a

Ginkgo trees are native to China and thought to be even older than dinosaurs. 

Ginkgo trees are native to China and thought to be even older than dinosaurs. 

The living tree must've witnessed millions of stories of the changing world in its thousand years old life. 

The living tree must've witnessed millions of stories of the changing world in its thousand years old life. 


Though many forests have been destroyed by the mankind, this ancient tree's been left safe and alive. 

Though many forests have been destroyed by the mankind, this ancient tree's been left safe and alive. 

It also seems protected and full of splendid beauty. I truly appreciate the efforts of people keeping the heritage alive. 

Share the story of this thousand years old tree with your friends and family, and yes! You can also plant and nurture a Ginkgo to beautify your place. 

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